Municipality of Russell – Binscarth

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Russell – Binscarth
Municipality of Russell – Binscarth
Russell – Binscarth is located in Manitoba
Russell – Binscarth
Russell – Binscarth
Location of Russell – Binscarth in Manitoba
Coordinates: 50°43′38″N 101°22′08″W / 50.72722°N 101.36889°W / 50.72722; -101.36889Coordinates: 50°43′38″N 101°22′08″W / 50.72722°N 101.36889°W / 50.72722; -101.36889
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
Incorporated
(amalgamated)
January 1, 2015[1]
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

The Municipality of Russell – Binscarth is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Manitoba that incorporated on January 1, 2015 via the amalgamation of the RM of Russell, the Town of Russell and the Village of Binscarth.[1] It was formed as a requirement of The Municipal Amalgamations Act, which required 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Municipal Amalgamations Act (C.C.S.M. c. M235): Rural Municipality of Russell, Village of Binscarth and Town of Russell Amalgamation Regulation" (PDF). Government of Manitoba. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  2. ^ "The Municipal Amalgamations Act (C.C.S.M. c. M235)". Government of Manitoba. October 2, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 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 4, 2014.