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2 Friday, February 17, 2017 The Minnedosa Tribune

Minnedosa’s Population Drops:
Almost Equal To Two Decades Ago
By DARRYL HOLYK ada’s population was 3.5 tion during the 2016 Cen- sus recorded our town’s Lake and Rapid City can population of 1,626. Har-
million people. At Cana- sus was 2,449 people a de- population at 2,443 which celebrate population in- rison-Park experienced a

C anada’s latest popula- da’s 100th birthday in 1967,
tion statistics were re- the population had grown
leased by Stats Canada on to 20 million.
crease of 138 people from
the 2011 Census. From The
Tribune’s viewpoint, this
then fell again to 2,426
in 2001 (both lower than
the current population).
creases. Sandy Lake’s pop-
ulation has increased 1.1
percent to 264 residents
9.8 percent decrease with
a population of 1,622 while
Clanwilliam-Erickson saw
Wednesday, February 8th. The latest stats show a decrease is not surprising Minnedosa’s population while Rapid City saw a 14.6 a 3.4 percent decrease go-
The stats refl ect infatuation comparison to the former as we have published more has remained around the percent increase to 478 ing from 901 in 2011 to 870
gathered during the 2016 Census which was tallied local obituaries than birth 2,500 mark since the mid residents. in 2016.
Census. The latest census in 2011. Over the five years announcements over the 1960s. Statistics from local Last Wednesday sta-
shows Canada’s popula- from 2011 to 2016, our past fi ve years and with The community of Er- Rural Municipalities also tistics release focussed on
tion at 35,151,728. Th is home province of Manito- those obituaries we often ickson also experienced saw both increases and population, the next re-
year, being Canada’s 150th ba experienced population lose a long-time subscrib- a 5.3 percent decrease decreases. Minto-Odanah lease from the 2016 Cen-
birthday, our country growth of 5.85 percent for a er. While a decrease in in its population going reports a 2016 population sus is expected on May 3rd
can celebrate population total of 1,278,365 residents. population may be alarm- from 487 in 2011 to 461 in of 1,189 which is a one per- and will include statistics
growth ten times greater Sadly, Minnedosa experi- ing to some, Minnedosa’s 2016. However, this trend cent increase over 2011. on age, sex and types of
than when the country’s enced a decrease of 5.3 per- current population is al- did not aff ect some other Oakview saw a 7.5 percent dwellings with additional
very first census was taken cent in that same five year most equal to stats from 20 small towns in our read- increase going from 1,513 statistics being released
in 1871. At that time, Can- period. Our town’s popula- years ago. The 1996 Cen- ership area as both Sandy in 2011 to a more recent throughout the year.

MLA Reads To Little Sprouts
By DARRYL HOLYK I Love to Read Month. in after reading to the
Th e local Member Grade 3 and 4 students at

F ebruary is I Love to
Read Month and
throughout the month, the
of Parliment, Member of
the Legislative Assembly,
Town Councillors, a local
Tanner’s Crossing School.
At Little Spouts, Greg
shared the book, “Tuck-
love of reading and being author and parents are a er Times: The Chase” by
read to is being celebrated. few of the people who have Brandon author, Genella
At Little Sprouts Child been dropping by or are Macintyre, as well as a Dr.
Care Home, Early Child- scheduled to drop by to Seuss book picked by the
care Educator, Karen share stories with Karen’s children. He left a copy of
Holyk, invited a number Little Spouts. Tucker Times for the Little
of guest readers to share On Valentine’s Day, Sprouts to enjoy anytime
story time in celebration of MLA Greg Nesbitt, stopped they want and was pre-
sented with some home-
made craft hearts in hon-
our of Valentine’s Day.
If you haven’t yet done
anything to recognize and
celebrate I Love to Read
Month, it’s not too late.
There is still over a week
left in February or just cel-
ebrate your love for read- Photo by Darryl Holyk
ing anytime throughout
the year! Riding Mountain MLA, Greg Nesbitt reads to Little Sprouts.

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