- For the rural municipality, see Rural Municipality of Roblin
|Town of Roblin|
|Census Division||No. 16|
|• Mayor||Betty Nykyforak|
|• Governing Body||Roblin Town Council|
|• MP||Robert Sopuck|
|• MLA||Stan Struthers|
|• Total||3.79 km2 (1.46 sq mi)|
|• Density||467.7/km2 (1,211/sq mi)|
|• Change 2006-11||6.1%|
|Time zone||CST (UTC−6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC−5)|
|Postal Code||R0L 1P0|
In 2010, Roblin, and the surrounding areas of Shell River, Hillsburg, and Shellmouth-Boulton had a total population of 3,284. About 40% of the population is involved in agriculture and other resource-based industries. Services, tourism and the processing of wood and agricultural products largely contribute to the local economy.
During the 1880s, the first group of Europeans to settle in Roblin were mainly Cattle ranchers and grain farmers 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 and the first mayor was Irwin L. Mitchell (1882-?) who served from 1914-1917. 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. Ever since 2010, Betty Nykyforak has been the mayor. Roblin will celebrate its 100th anniversary in July 2013.
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.
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