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 a portion of Yellowhead Highway #16 .
The municipality is ran 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 which consists of 684 residents, is surrounded by gently rolling hills, 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, and a wide variety of facilities and services that include community halls, curling rinks, baseball diamonds, Churches, store/post office, an aerial sprayer, ski resort, entertainment site, campground and greenhouse. The Town of Minnedosa, the largest centre surrounding this farming community provides many of the essential services. The Rural Municipality of Minto attracts many people who are wanting to live on beautifully landscaped acreage's, within close proximity of major centres while receiving low municipal taxes, no business taxes and can receive essentials such as water hook-up, cable, and the internet. There are other point of interest which bring people to the municipality, including the TransCanada Trail (hiking/walking trail in summer & cross country skiing/skidoo trail in winter), the Rockin' the Fields music concert and Ski Valley.
Box 247, 49 Main Street South
Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada R0J 1E0
Phone: (204) 867-3865
Fax: (204) 867-1937