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- Transcona (Man.)
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The Town of Transcona, Manitoba was founded in 1912, was granted a City Charter in 1961 and was dissolved in 1972 when it joined eleven other municipalities in amalgamation with the City of Winnipeg. Its mandate was to provide municipal services, primarily to immigrants attracted by employment opportunities following the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway (1907) and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway shops (1908). It’s immediate predecessor was a Board of Trade, set up in 1911 to govern the growing settlement. Prior to creation of the Province of Manitoba in 1870, the area was administered by the Council of Assiniboia (1835-1870). Following the Dominion Government of Canada’s purchase of land from the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1869, the newly formed Province of Manitoba had jurisdiction over the area and began the process of municipal incorporation. In 1921, Transcona declared bankruptcy and the area was administred by the Manitoba government until 1928. The name “Transcona” is derived from the National Transcontinental Railway and continues today as an electoral ward within the City of Winnipeg.
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Forms part of Fonds 11. Series consists of minutes for the Council of the Town and City of Transcona. Both regular and special meetings of Council are recorded, as well as recommendations and/or minutes of the Transcona Relief, Parks Board, Finance, Public Works, Water and Light, Police, Fire, Health, Licenses, Legislation and Reception, Transcona Community Committee and Residents Advisory Group. Indexes exist for some Minute volumes.
Physical condition of volumes ranges from poor to good.
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Indexes for minutes 1961-1971 appear at the beginning of series, followed by minute books. Series is arranged chronologically.
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Microfilmed copies of Council minutes are available for use at the City of Winnipeg Archives.
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