Rural Municipality of St. Andrews

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St. Andrews is a rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada. It lies West Red River and the Southern border is approximately 8 kilometers North of Winnipeg. St. Andrews contains the communities of Clandeboye, Petersfield as well as half of Lockport (the portion west of the Red River). It is part of Manitoba census division 13. The city of Selkirk, the town of Winnipeg Beach, and the village of Dunnottar are also located within St. Andrews, however they are independently governed. The name St. Andrews was derived from the Anglican parish of St. Andrews, which existed for several decades prior to the formation of the municipality in February 1880.[1] In addition to the St. Andrews church, the municipality contains many historical and significant buildings and establishments include the St. Andrews Rectory, Captain Kennedy Tea House, Lower Fort Garry, St. Andrews Locks and Dam, Little Britain United Church and Cemetery, Twin Oaks, and St. John's Cathedral Boys' School in Breezy Point. These and several others have been officially recognized as national, provincial, or municipal historic sites. Other noteworthy establishments include the St. Andrews airport, St. Andrews school, the municipal office, and Oak Hammock Marsh (a nature preserve which lies partly in St. Andrews).

Notable people born in St. Andrews include Darren Helm, a professional ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1981 7,990 —    
1986 8,755 +9.6%
1996 10,144 +15.9%
2001 10,695 +5.4%
2006 11,359 +6.2%
2011 11,875 +4.5%

Governance[edit]

St. Andrews is a municipal government, led by a mayor and 7 councillors. Since 2012, the mayor of St. Andrews has come under some scrutiny for being the highest paid mayor of the Winnipeg capital region. [2] The municipal office for St. Andrews is located in Clandeboye.

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Neighbouring communities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manitoba Municipalities: St. Andrews". The Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Bill Redekop (17 February 2015). "Salaries for municipal leaders in the capital region vary widely - Winnipeg Free Press". Winnipegfreepress.com. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 50°16′12″N 96°58′29″W / 50.27000°N 96.97472°W / 50.27000; -96.97472