Rural Municipality of Sifton

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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
Forthcoming amalgamationJanuary 1, 2015[1]
 • ReeveCyril Druwe
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
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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