Communities

Elgin

Established in 1898, Elgin is located on Highway #23 and it is 16 kms West of Highway #10.

Elgin has much to offer, including:

  • Modern and historical homes
  • Water and sewer
  • Recycle and Garbage collection
  • Church
  • Community Hall and rink
  • Volunteer fire department
  • Lions club
  • Museum
  • Hunting and fishing area
  • Serviced lots available for building
  • Annual events, such as:
  • Curling bonspiel in January

 

Grand Clairiere

This once vibrant village has a rich Francophone history and the community retains its french culture and history.

The community hall remains the centre of activities, from socials to suppers and other functions.

The cemetery contains over a century of history, being the oldest in the southwest and sits next to ornate Catholic Church that still holds mass on Sundays.

Hartney

The town of Hartney took its name from James Hartney, a wealthy Ontarian who in 1881 purchased two full sections (the equivalent of eight farms) along the Souris River and hired workers to plough the fields a year before he arrived with his family and servants in 1882.

While Hartney was certainly not typical of the settlers the district, he reflected in great part the aspirations of the residents of this largely Ontario-born farming community.

  • Housing
  • School – K-12
  • Daycares and nursery school
  • Recycle and Garbage collection
  • Church
  • Grocery services
  • Gas
  • Banking
  • Postal Service
  • Water and sewer
  • Community Hall and Rink
  • Volunteer Fire Department
  • Legion
  • Annual Events
  • museum
  • Campground
  • Ball diamonds
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Lauder

The surrounding prairie farm land finds a small community keeping its roots alive through their community centre that hosts many activities over the seasons it keeps a good social live for the members of the area.

They have kept their local school functional, as a restaurant and post office. The food is scrumptious and the hospitality very friendly.

Minto

Minto is located on Highway 10, half hour south of Brandon.

Minto has lots to offer, including:

  • Housing
  • School – K-8
  • Daycare and nursery school
  • Garbage collection
  • Church
  • Grocery services
  • Restaurant
  • Postal Service
  • Gas
  • Banking – 1 day a week
  • Water and sewer
  • Community Hall and Rink
  • Volunteer Fire Department
  • Legion
  • Annual Events include:
  • Curling bonspiel – January
  • Fall supper – November
  • Trivia Night – October
  • Sports Day – July
  • And much more…

 

Fairfax

Located along Hwy 23 West