Souris, Manitoba

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Souris
Souris, Manitoba
Souris, Manitoba
Souris is located in Manitoba
Souris
Souris
Location of Souris, Manitoba
Souris is located in Canada
Souris
Souris
Souris (Canada)
Coordinates: 49°37′15″N 100°15′29″W / 49.62083°N 100.25806°W / 49.62083; -100.25806Coordinates: 49°37′15″N 100°15′29″W / 49.62083°N 100.25806°W / 49.62083; -100.25806
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
Incorporated1904
Government
 • MLACliff Cullen (PC) [1]
 • MPLarry Maguire (C)
Area
 • Total2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Elevation

(at airport)
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
 • Total1,876
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (CST)
Postal code
R0K 2C0
Area code(s)204
Telephone Exchange483, 741
Median Income**$38,564
NTS Map062F09
GNBC CodeGAZUK
Websitewww.sourismanitoba.com
  • Median household income, 2005 ($) (all households)

Souris is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Souris – Glenwood within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held town status prior to January 1, 2015 (2016 population: 1,876). It is located within the municipality along the Souris River, from which it takes its name. The community is home to Canada's longest historic cable-stayed footbridge (177 m [581 ft]),[3] known as the Swinging Bridge, which spans the Souris River that divides the community. The Swinging Bridge was built in 1904[4] as a means of transportation over the Souris River. Residents of Souris are referred to as Sourisites. Souris is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Glenwood. The community was home to Alice Masak French, an Inuvialuk author from Baille Island in the Northwest Territories.[5]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1901839—    
19111,854+121.0%
19211,710−7.8%
19311,661−2.9%
19411,346−19.0%
19511,584+17.7%
19611,841+16.2%
19961,613−12.4%
20011,683+4.3%
20061,772+5.3%
20111,716−3.2%
20161,876+9.3%
[6][7][8]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Souris
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8
(46)
16
(61)
17.5
(63.5)
30
(86)
34.5
(94.1)
36
(97)
35
(95)
38
(100)
36
(97)
31.5
(88.7)
20
(68)
9
(48)
38
(100)
Average high °C (°F) −10.2
(13.6)
−6.7
(19.9)
0.1
(32.2)
10.8
(51.4)
18.8
(65.8)
23
(73)
25.3
(77.5)
25.5
(77.9)
18.8
(65.8)
11
(52)
−1.4
(29.5)
−8.7
(16.3)
8.9
(48.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16
(3)
−12.5
(9.5)
−5.3
(22.5)
4.3
(39.7)
11.5
(52.7)
16.3
(61.3)
18.4
(65.1)
18
(64)
11.7
(53.1)
4.5
(40.1)
−6.2
(20.8)
−14.2
(6.4)
2.5
(36.5)
Average low °C (°F) −21.7
(−7.1)
−18.2
(−0.8)
−10.7
(12.7)
−2.4
(27.7)
4.1
(39.4)
9.6
(49.3)
11.6
(52.9)
10.3
(50.5)
4.5
(40.1)
−2.1
(28.2)
−11
(12)
−19.6
(−3.3)
−3.8
(25.2)
Record low °C (°F) −45
(−49)
−42.5
(−44.5)
−36
(−33)
−22.5
(−8.5)
−8.5
(16.7)
−3
(27)
0
(32)
−3.5
(25.7)
−8
(18)
−25
(−13)
−34
(−29)
−43
(−45)
−45
(−49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23.5
(0.93)
19.2
(0.76)
27.4
(1.08)
28.5
(1.12)
61.6
(2.43)
87.1
(3.43)
77.8
(3.06)
57.2
(2.25)
44.8
(1.76)
38.3
(1.51)
27.7
(1.09)
23.1
(0.91)
516.2
(20.32)
Source: Environment Canada[9]

Attractions[edit]

The Souris Swinging Bridge was destroyed in the 1976 flood and again in the flood of 2011. A new, higher, swinging bridge opened during the summer of 2013. A new swimming pool was constructed in 2010 and is located in Victoria Park, along with numerous walking trails and a bird sanctuary known for its flock of peacocks. The Rock Shop sells many rocks and all of different sizes and varieties. There is a bird sanctuary in Victoria Park (adjacent to the bowl). There is a beautiful campground in Victoria Park that is usually booked to capacity.

Bridge over the Souris River at Souris, Manitoba. It spans 184 m (604 ft) and has a weight capacity of 925 white-tailed deer. This bridge was built in 2013 to replace the bridge that was demolished in 2011 due to flooding. The first suspension bridge at Souris was erected in 1904.

Sports[edit]

Souris is home to the Southwest Cougars, an ice hockey team which plays in the Manitoba Midget 'AAA' Hockey League. It is also home of the Souris (SW) Sabres, which is part of the school program. It includes; hockey, basketball, volleyball, football and rugby.

Another local hockey team is the Souris Elks, which is a senior team in the Tiger Hills Hockey League.

Souris is the hometown of former St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings coach Andy Murray.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/members/mla_list_alphabetical.html
  2. ^ 2011 Community Profiles - Census Subdivision
  3. ^ Encyclopedia of Manitoba (Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2007), p. 648.
  4. ^ "Manitoba town cuts historic footbridge to save dike". CTVNews.
  5. ^ French, Alice Masak Archived 2014-04-15 at the Wayback Machine at Kowalchukcs Funeral Home
  6. ^ [1], Censuses 1871-1931
  7. ^ [2], Census 1941-1951
  8. ^ [3], Census 1961
  9. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000". Environment Canada. Retrieved 23 August 2012.

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