Mitchell, Manitoba

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Mitchell
Local urban district
Mitchell is located in Manitoba
Mitchell
Mitchell
Location of Mitchell in Manitoba
Coordinates: 49°32′03″N 96°45′43″W / 49.53417°N 96.76194°W / 49.53417; -96.76194Coordinates: 49°32′03″N 96°45′43″W / 49.53417°N 96.76194°W / 49.53417; -96.76194
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Region Eastman
Rural Municipality Hanover
Government
 • MP (Provencher) Ted Falk (CPC)
 • MLA (Steinbach) Kelvin Goertzen (PC)
Area
 • Local urban district 3.26 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
 • Metro 1.32 km2 (0.51 sq mi)
Elevation 268 m (879 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Local urban district 2,279
 • Density 704.70/km2 (1,825.2/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Mitchell is an unincorporated community recognized as a local urban district[1] located in the Rural Municipality of Hanover, Manitoba, Canada. It is located three kilometers west of Steinbach, Manitoba along Provincial Highway 52, and has a population of 2,279 as of 2016.[2]

Education[edit]

The Mitchell School District was established in 1919. A one-room schoolhouse served the community until the 1950s, when another room has added to handle increasing student enrollment. In 1968, the school district was dissolved and became part of the newly formed Hanover School Division, after which students from Mitchell were required to attend school in Steinbach.[3] The school division has since constructed new elementary and middle schools in Mitchell and only high school students from the Mitchell area are presently required to attend school in Steinbach.

Sports[edit]

Mitchell has a full range of community-run recreational facilities, including an indoor arena, baseball fields, soccer pitches, and tennis courts.[4]

The Mitchell Arena was built in 1979 and is home to community's ice hockey teams, nicknamed the Mohawks. The Mitchell's minor hockey teams play in various Eastman Minor Hockey leagues. The Junior Mohawks have been members of the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League since 1987 and previously played in the Manitoba Junior 'B' Hockey League. The Mohawks has also fielded senior teams in the past that played in the Hanover-Tache and Carillon Senior Hockey Leagues.[5]

Government[edit]

Mitchell is designated as a local urban district (LUD) within the RM of Hanover. An elected LUD committee, consisting of three members plus the incumbent Ward 2 Councillor for Hanover, reports to the municipal council. The community and surrounding area is part of the Steinbach (provincial) and Provencher (federal) electoral districts.

Demographics[edit]

Population Growth
Year Pop. ±%
2001 1,055 —    
2006 1,492 +41.4%
2011 1,656 +11.0%
2016 2,279 +37.6%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local Urban Districts Regulation". Government of Manitoba. April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ Stats Canada 2011 Census
  3. ^ "Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mitchell School No. 1965 (Mitchell, RM of Hanover)". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mitchell & District Community Centre". RM of Hanover. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mitchell Arena". RM of Hanover. Retrieved 17 April 2015.