Roblin, Manitoba

Roblin is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Roblin, Manitoba, Canada. It is located approximately 400 km (250 mi) northwest of Winnipeg.

Roblin
Unincorporated urban community
Roblin is located in Manitoba
Roblin
Roblin
Location of Roblin in Manitoba
Coordinates: 51°13′48″N 101°21′20″W / 51.23000°N 101.35556°W / 51.23000; -101.35556Coordinates: 51°13′48″N 101°21′20″W / 51.23000°N 101.35556°W / 51.23000; -101.35556
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Census DivisionNo. 16
MunicipalityRoblin
Named forRodmond Roblin
Government
 • MP (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa)Dan Mazier
 • MLA (Dauphin)Brad Michaleski
Area
 • Total2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total1,614
 • Density627.2/km2 (1,624/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-05
Decrease5.3%
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal Code
R0L 1P0
Area code(s)204
HighwaysPTH 5
PTH 83
RailwaysCanadian National
NTS Map62N3 Roblin
GNBC CodeGAXGH
WebsiteOfficial website
[1]

Prior to 1 January 2015, Roblin was designated as a town. In 2010, the Town of Roblin and the former Rural Municipalities of Hillsburg and Shell River had a total population of 3,284.[2]

About 40% of the population is involved in agriculture and other resource-based industries.[3] Services, tourism and the processing of wood and agricultural products largely contribute to the local economy.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

 
RCMP Musical Ride Parade in Roblin

During the 1880s, the first group of Europeans to settle in Roblin were mainly Cattle ranchers and grain farmers[4] In 1903, many Eastern European farming families also settled in Roblin with the arrival of the railway. The village was originally named Goose Lake but was renamed Roblin in 1904 after the Premier of Manitoba, Rodmond Palen Roblin. Also in 1904, the post office was established as Goose Lake and was located on 8-26-28W. The first postmaster was W. Atkey[5] and the first mayor was Irwin L. Mitchell (1882-1956) who served from 1914 to 1917.[6] In addition, Roblin also served as the location for the former Saint Vladimir's College. Later, on 1 May 1912, the village was incorporated and became a town on May 1, 1962.[6] Roblin celebrated its 100th anniversary in July 2013. The current mayor of the municipality of Roblin is Robert Misko.[7]

Krosney Lake[8] (east of East Goose Lake) is a commemorative lake officially named by the Geographical Names Board of Canada in memory of Private Darren Michael Krosney (July 4, 1965, Winnipeg, Manitoba – August 21, 1983).[9]

RecreationEdit

Roblin is located on Goose Lake and Krosney Lake, and is within a short drive to Lake of the Prairies. The community is located between Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Riding Mountain National Park. Moreover, Roblin has a 9-hole golf course, outdoor swimming pool, ice arena, curling rink and movie theater.

TransportationEdit

Roblin is 90 km west of Dauphin via PTH 5, about a 45-minute drive east from Yorkton on PTH 5, and is accessible by the Roblin railway station, which is served by Via Rail.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Census Profile". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  2. ^ Thomas Brinkhoff. "Roblin (Manitoba, Canada)". City Population. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Roblin, Manitoba". City-Data.com. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b D. M. Lyon. "Roblin". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  5. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  6. ^ a b "Manitoba Municipalities: Roblin (Town)". The Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  7. ^ "History/Centennial Celebrations". RoblinManitoba.com. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  8. ^ 51°13′24″N 101°20′20″W / 51.223432175612096°N 101.33892745276091°W / 51.223432175612096; -101.33892745276091
  9. ^ Canada, Veterans Affairs (2019-02-20). "Darren Krosney - The Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Veterans Affairs Canada". www.veterans.gc.ca. Retrieved 2021-08-05.

Geographical Names Board of Canada, 2011-07-08

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