Bissett, Manitoba

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Bissett is located in Manitoba
Bissett
Bissett
Location of Bissett in Manitoba

Bissett is a community in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Located, two and a half hours North East of Winnipeg, on Manitoba Provincial Road 304, Bissett is an entry point to Nopiming Provincial Park. It is home to the San Antonio Gold Mine, Wynne Drilling Corporation, Northern Wings Bed and Breakfast and the San Antonio Hotel. The township also hosts the base of operations for the Boy Scouts of America Northern Tier High Adventure Base, which operates canoeing expeditions in the nearby Atikaki Provincial Wilderness. There is a small but thriving school which features a half day nursery/kindergarten and one of the last remaining Grade 1 - 9 classrooms in Canada.

History[edit]

Situated on beautiful Rice Lake, the town was named after the respected physician, surgeon and politician Edgar Douglas Richmond Bissett, a Member of Parliament from September 1926 until July 1930. Gold was discovered in the rural community in 1911 and was a steady industry for many years until closure of the mine in 1983. Mining executive John Draper Perrin helped finance the development of the town. The community was recognized in 1972, and is represented by a mayor and council. The 1996 population was 159, and in 2012 it is approximately 125, although it rises significantly during the summer when the lake cabins fill up. A new mining project, San Gold, was started near the town in 2005 and ceased operations in June 2015.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bissett
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
9
(48)
15.3
(59.5)
30
(86)
34
(93)
37.5
(99.5)
35
(95)
36.5
(97.7)
35.5
(95.9)
27.5
(81.5)
21.7
(71.1)
9
(48)
37.5
(99.5)
Average high °C (°F) −12.6
(9.3)
−8.1
(17.4)
−0.2
(31.6)
9.4
(48.9)
18
(64)
22.5
(72.5)
24.9
(76.8)
23.6
(74.5)
16.6
(61.9)
9.1
(48.4)
−1.6
(29.1)
−10.7
(12.7)
7.6
(45.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −19
(−2)
−15.2
(4.6)
−7.1
(19.2)
2.6
(36.7)
10.9
(51.6)
15.8
(60.4)
18.3
(64.9)
17.1
(62.8)
10.8
(51.4)
4.3
(39.7)
−5.9
(21.4)
−16.3
(2.7)
1.4
(34.5)
Average low °C (°F) −25.1
(−13.2)
−22.2
(−8)
−14
(7)
−4.2
(24.4)
3.7
(38.7)
9.1
(48.4)
11.7
(53.1)
10.5
(50.9)
4.8
(40.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
−10.2
(13.6)
−21.8
(−7.2)
−4.9
(23.2)
Record low °C (°F) −46.1
(−51)
−44.5
(−48.1)
−39.5
(−39.1)
−30
(−22)
−11
(12)
−2.5
(27.5)
−0.6
(30.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
−6.7
(19.9)
−17
(1)
−38.5
(−37.3)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−46.1
(−51)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 21.5
(0.846)
17.5
(0.689)
26.9
(1.059)
31.9
(1.256)
50.9
(2.004)
89.3
(3.516)
73
(2.87)
79.5
(3.13)
67.9
(2.673)
48
(1.89)
30.1
(1.185)
20.6
(0.811)
557.2
(21.937)
Source: Environment Canada[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 7 April 2011

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°01′33″N 95°41′02″W / 51.02583°N 95.68389°W / 51.02583; -95.68389