Crystal City, Manitoba

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Crystal City
Crystal City is located in Manitoba
Crystal City
Crystal City
Location of Crystal City in Manitoba
Coordinates: 49°08′47″N 98°56′56″W / 49.14639°N 98.94889°W / 49.14639; -98.94889Coordinates: 49°08′47″N 98°56′56″W / 49.14639°N 98.94889°W / 49.14639; -98.94889
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Region Westman
Rural Municipality Rural Municipality of Louise
Established 1947
Government
 • MP (Brandon-Souris) Larry Maguire (CPC)
 • MLA (Midland) Blaine Pedersen (PC)
Area
 • Total 2.84 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
Elevation 465 m (1,525 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 384
 • Density 135.1/km2 (350/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Decrease4.0%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code span R0K
Area code(s) 204

Crystal City is an unincorporated community recognized as a local urban district[1] in the Municipality of Louise within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held village status prior to January 1, 2015. It is located on Highway 3, 16 kilometres north of the Canada–United States border and 200 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg.

Crystal City was established in 1947. Thomas Greenway, the community's founder, later became its provincial representative in the Manitoba Legislature and later Premier of Manitoba.

The community was moved near the railway, which is no longer in use, for more attraction. Greenway named it Crystal City because he thought that one day it would become a city - but it never did. The local school its named after him: Thomas Greenway Middle School(TGMS). TGMS has grades 5-8, and the Crystal City Early Years School (CCEY) has grades K-4.

The community has a very rich heritage as a thriving agricultural service centre. Over the years since the 1960s, Crystal City has had to adapt to changes brought about by the trend toward larger farms and an aging population.

Major attractions[edit]

The Crystal City Printing Museum, open on a full-time basis, is designated as a Provincial Heritage Site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local Urban Districts Regulation". Government of Manitoba. April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 

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