Roblin, Manitoba


Roblin is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Hillsburg – Roblin – Shell River within the Canadian province of Manitoba. It held town status prior to January 1, 2015. It is located approximately 400 km northwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba's capital.

Roblin
Roblin
Location of Roblin in Manitoba
Coordinates: 51°13′48″N 101°21′20″W
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
RegionParkland
Census DivisionNo. 16
Government
  MPRobert Sopuck
  MLAStan Struthers
Area
  Total2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
  Total1,614
  Density627.2/km2 (1,624/sq mi)
  Change 2011-05
5.3%
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal Code
R0L 1P0
Area code(s)204
HighwaysPTH 5
PTH 83
RailwaysCanadian National
NTS Map062N03
GNBC CodeGAXGH
WebsiteOfficial website
[1]

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]

History


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, Sir 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 May 1, 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 (east of East Goose Lake) is a commemorative lake officially named by the Geographical Names Board of Canada and can be referenced in ‘In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance.’ Decision Date: 2011-07-08 In memory of Private Darren Michael Krosney Born: July 4, 1965 Winnipeg, Manitoba Son of Russell Gerald Krosney and Edna Doreen Krosney of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Brother of Gerald Krosney. Enlistment: July 3, 1983 Winnipeg, Manitoba Date of death: August 21, 1983 Military Service Number: V89 998 577 Age: 18 Army Unit: The Fort Garry Horse Burial Information: Cemetery: Winnipeg (Elmwood Cemetery) ; Manitoba, Canada Grave Reference: Section 11C, Grave 26 Commemorated on Page 176 of the ‘In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance’ (http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80002246)

Manitoba Geographical Names Program Topographical Information Feature Type: Lake Feature Generic: Lake Location: 4- 26- 28 W Province/Territory: Manitoba Latitude - Longitude (DMS): 51° 13' 22" N, 101° 20' 12" W Latitude - Longitude (decimal): 51.222778, -101.336667 Coordinate Accuracy: 30 metres Map: 062N03 Relevance at Scale: 1: 50 000 Toponymic Feature ID: 71eb35bf0a00120400a7f533172d918d

Recreation


Roblin is located on Goose Lakes 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. As well, Roblin has a 9-hole golf course, outdoor swimming pool, ice arena, curling rink and movie theater.

Transportation


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]

References


  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. 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. "Manitoba Municipalities: Roblin (Town)". The Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  7. "History/Centennial Celebrations". RoblinManitoba.com. Retrieved 20 June 2013.

Geographical Names Board of Canada, 2011-07-08