Officially established on January 1, 1903, the Rural Municipality of Minto was named after the Earl of Minto, Governor General of Canada from 1898-1904.
The R.M. of Minto is found in the southwestern region of the Province of Manitoba. It is situated between the City of Brandon and Riding Mountain National Park, to the north of the Town of Minnedosa. It is easily accessible by Provincial Highway #10 North and Yellowhead Highway #16.
The municipality is run by a council consisting of five members which are elected for a period of four years. The next election will take place in October, 2014.
The municipality of approximately 684 residents, with gently rolling hills and picturesque farmlands, is home to a wide variety of wildlife, and has ample water due to the Little Saskatchewan River. Within the municipalities 144 square miles, are the villages of Bethany and Clanwilliam, with facilities and services such as community halls, curling rinks, baseball diamonds, churches, and a store/post office. Other businesses in the municipality include an aerial sprayer, ski resort, entertainment site, campground and greenhouse. The economy is driven by agriculture and attracts many people who are wanting to live in a rural setting, within close proximity of major centres while paying low municipal taxes, no business taxes and have access to cable and high speed internet. Other points of interest which bring people to the municipality are the TransCanada Trail (hiking/walking trail in summer & cross country skiing/skidoo trail in winter), Rockin' the Fields music concert and Ski Valley.
Box 1197, 49 Main Street South
Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada R0J 1E0
Phone: (204) 867-3282
Fax: (204) 867-1937