Roblin, Manitoba

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Roblin
Town
Town of Roblin
Roblin is located in Manitoba
Roblin
Roblin
Location of Roblin in Manitoba
Coordinates: 51°13′48″N 101°21′20″W / 51.23000°N 101.35556°W / 51.23000; -101.35556Coordinates: 51°13′48″N 101°21′20″W / 51.23000°N 101.35556°W / 51.23000; -101.35556
Country  Canada
Province  Manitoba
Region Parkland
Census Division No. 16
Government
 • Mayor Betty Nykyforak
 • Governing Body Roblin Town Council
 • MP Robert Sopuck
 • MLA Stan Struthers
Area
 • Total 3.79 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,774
 • Density 467.7/km2 (1,211/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Increase6.1%
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal Code R0L 1P0
Area code(s) 204
Highways PTH 5
PTH 83
Railways Canadian National
NTS Map 062N03
GNBC Code GAXGH
Website Official website
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Roblin is a town in Manitoba, Canada, 400 km northwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba's capital. Roblin is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Shell River.

In 2010, Roblin, and the surrounding areas of Shell River, Hillsburg, and Shellmouth-Boulton had a total population of 3,284.[2] About 40% of the population is involved in agriculture and other resource-based industries.[3] Services, tourism and the processing of wood and agricultural products largely contribute to the local economy.

History[edit]

During the 1880s, the first group of Europeans to settle in Roblin were mainly Cattle ranchers and grain farmers[4] In 1903, many Eastern European farming families also settled in Roblin with the arrival of the railway. The village was originally named Goose Lake but was renamed Roblin in 1904 after the Premier of Manitoba, Sir Rodmond Palen Roblin. Also in 1904, the post office was established as Goose Lake and was located on 8-26-28W. The first postmaster was W. Atkey[5] and the first mayor was Irwin L. Mitchell (1882-?) who served from 1914-1917.[6] In addition, Roblin also served as the location for the former Saint Vladimir's College. Later, on May 1, 1912, the village was incorporated and became a town on May 1, 1962.[6] Ever since 2010, Betty Nykyforak has been the mayor. Roblin will celebrate its 100th anniversary in July 2013.[7]

Recreation[edit]

Roblin is on the Goose Lakes and is within a short drive to Lake of the Prairies. The town is located between Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Riding Mountain National Park. As well, Roblin has a 9-hole golf course, outdoor swimming pool, ice arena, curling rink and movie theater.

Transportation[edit]

Roblin is 52.6 km northwest of Russell via PTH 83, about a 45 minute drive east from Yorkton on PTH 5, and is accessible by the Roblin railway station, which is served by Via Rail.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  2. ^ Thomas Brinkhoff. "Roblin (Manitoba, Canada)". City Population. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Roblin, Manitoba". City-Data.com. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b D. M. Lyon. "Roblin". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  5. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  6. ^ a b "Manitoba Municipalities: Roblin (Town)". The Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "History/Centennial Celebrations". RoblinManitoba.com. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 

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