Rural Municipality of Sifton

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This article is about the rural municipality. For the unincorporated community, see Sifton, Manitoba.
Rural municipality
Rural Municipality of Sifton
Sifton is located in Manitoba
Location of Sifton in Manitoba
Coordinates: 49°39′55″N 100°40′04″W / 49.66528°N 100.66778°W / 49.66528; -100.66778Coordinates: 49°39′55″N 100°40′04″W / 49.66528°N 100.66778°W / 49.66528; -100.66778
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Forthcoming amalgamation January 1, 2015[1]
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +1-204

The Rural Municipality of Sifton is a rural municipality in the southwest portion of the Canadian province of Manitoba. It is slated to amalgamate with the Town of Oak Lake on January 1, 2015.[1] The amalgamation is occurring as a requirement of The Municipal Amalgamations Act, which requires that municipalities with a population less than 1,000 amalgamate with one or more neighbouring municipalities by 2015.[2] The Government of Manitoba initiated these amalgamations in order for municipalities to meet the 1997 minimum population requirement of 1,000 to incorporate a municipality.[3]


A farm in Sifton near Deleau


  1. ^ a b "The Municipal Amalgamations Act (C.C.S.M. c. M235): Rural Municipality of Sifton and Town of Oak Lake Amalgamation Regulation" (PDF). Government of Manitoba. Retrieved October 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Municipal Amalgamations Act (C.C.S.M. c. M235)". Government of Manitoba. October 2, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Speech from the Throne: At the Opening of the Second Session of the 40th Legislature of the Province of Manitoba". Government of Manitoba. November 19, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 

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