Souris, Manitoba

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Souris
Town
Souris, Manitoba
Souris, Manitoba
Souris is located in Manitoba
Souris
Souris
Location of Souris, Manitoba
Coordinates: 49°37′15″N 100°15′29″W / 49.62083°N 100.25806°W / 49.62083; -100.25806Coordinates: 49°37′15″N 100°15′29″W / 49.62083°N 100.25806°W / 49.62083; -100.25806
Country  Canada
Province  Manitoba
Incorporated 1904
Government
 • Mayor Darryl Jackson
 • MLA Leanne Rowat (PC)
 • MP Larry Maguire (C)
Area
 • Total 2.83 km2 (1.09 sq mi)
Elevationat airport 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,837
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC−5)
Postal code R0K 2C0
Area code(s) 204
Telephone Exchange 483, 741
Median Income** $38,564
NTS Map 062F09
GNBC Code GAZUK
Website Souris, Manitoba
  • Median household income, 2005 ($) (all households)

Souris is a town in the southwestern portion of the Canadian province of Manitoba, 2011 population 1,837; total including Glenwood Municipality is 2,439. It is located on the Souris River, from which it takes its name. The town was home to Canada's longest historic cable-stayed footbridge (177 m),[2] known as the Swinging Bridge, which spans the Souris River that divides the town. The Swinging Bridge was built in 1904[3] as a means of transportation over the Souris River. Residents of Souris are referred to as Sourisites. Souris is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Glenwood. The town was home to Alice Masak French an Inuvialuit author from Baille Island in the Northwest Territories.[4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Souris
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8
(46)
16
(61)
17.5
(63.5)
30
(86)
34.5
(94.1)
36
(97)
35
(95)
38
(100)
36
(97)
31.5
(88.7)
20
(68)
9
(48)
38
(100)
Average high °C (°F) −10.2
(13.6)
−6.7
(19.9)
0.1
(32.2)
10.8
(51.4)
18.8
(65.8)
23
(73)
25.3
(77.5)
25.5
(77.9)
18.8
(65.8)
11
(52)
−1.4
(29.5)
−8.7
(16.3)
8.9
(48)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16
(3)
−12.5
(9.5)
−5.3
(22.5)
4.3
(39.7)
11.5
(52.7)
16.3
(61.3)
18.4
(65.1)
18
(64)
11.7
(53.1)
4.5
(40.1)
−6.2
(20.8)
−14.2
(6.4)
2.5
(36.5)
Average low °C (°F) −21.7
(−7.1)
−18.2
(−0.8)
−10.7
(12.7)
−2.4
(27.7)
4.1
(39.4)
9.6
(49.3)
11.6
(52.9)
10.3
(50.5)
4.5
(40.1)
−2.1
(28.2)
−11
(12)
−19.6
(−3.3)
−3.8
(25.2)
Record low °C (°F) −45
(−49)
−42.5
(−44.5)
−36
(−33)
−22.5
(−8.5)
−8.5
(16.7)
−3
(27)
0
(32)
−3.5
(25.7)
−8
(18)
−25
(−13)
−34
(−29)
−43
(−45)
−45
(−49)
Precipitation mm (inches) 23.5
(0.925)
19.2
(0.756)
27.4
(1.079)
28.5
(1.122)
61.6
(2.425)
87.1
(3.429)
77.8
(3.063)
57.2
(2.252)
44.8
(1.764)
38.3
(1.508)
27.7
(1.091)
23.1
(0.909)
516.2
(20.323)
Source: Environment Canada[5]

Attractions[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1901 839 —    
1911 1,854 +121.0%
1921 1,710 −7.8%
1931 1,661 −2.9%
1941 1,346 −19.0%
1951 1,584 +17.7%
1961 1,841 +16.2%
1996 1,613 −12.4%
2001 1,683 +4.3%
2006 1,772 +5.3%
2011 1,837 +3.7%
[6][7][8]

The Souris Swinging bridge was destroyed in the 1976 flood and again in the flood of 2011. A new, higher, swinging bridge opened during the summer of 2013. A new swimming pool was constructed in 2010 and is located in Victoria Park, along with numerous walking trails and a bird sanctuary known for its flock of peacocks. The Rock Shop sells many rocks and all of different sizes and varieties. There is a bird sanctuary in Victoria Park (adjacent to the bowl). There is a beautiful campground in Victoria Park that is usually booked to capacity.

Sports[edit]

Souris is home to the Southwest Cougars, an ice hockey team which plays in the Manitoba Midget 'AAA' Hockey League. It is also home of the Souris (SW) Sabres, which is part of the school program. It includes; hockey, basketball, volleyball, football and rugby.

Another local hockey team is the Souris Elks, which is a senior team in the Tiger Hills Hockey League.

Souris is the hometown of former St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings coach Andy Murray.

Business[edit]

  • Restaurants - Woodfire Deli, Subway, Chicken Chef, Par-West {seasonal}, Uptown Restaurant & Lounge, Sunflower Tea House, Plum (Attraction), Tak Lee Chinese Food.
  • Accommodations - Souris Motor Inn, The Guest Room
  • Gas Stations - Esso White Owl, Co-Op Cardlock.
  • Automotive - Integra Tire, Bumper To Bumper, Souris Collision & Glass, Frank's Shop
  • Banks - RBC, Westoba Credit Union.
  • Financial/Insurance - Kirkup Agencies Ltd., Western Financial Services
  • Grocery Stores - Big Way Foods, Robbins' Corner Store. Minary Homestyle Bakery
  • Stores - Home Hardware, 99 cents store, Whitfield's Rexall Drugs, Timeless Treasures, Plaza Pedals, Lauren's Corner Closet, Pembina Co-op Hardware/Lumber.
  • Media - Souris Plaindealer/The Corner Pocket (Newspaper), BIG FM Radio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Community Profiles - Census Subdivision
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Manitoba (Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2007), p. 648.
  3. ^ http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110703/souris-manitoba-flood-prevention-effort-continues-110703/20110703/?hub=WinnipegHome
  4. ^ French, Alice Masak at Kowalchukcs Funeral Home]
  5. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000". Environment Canada. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  6. ^ [1], Censuses 1871-1931
  7. ^ [2], Census 1941-1951
  8. ^ [3], Census 1961

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