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RM of LeRoy: Witness to a century of change Once upon a time, it was just land. The land that makes up the RM of LeRoy was, before 1900, another area of the province inhabited by First Nations people. Then in 1883, the land was first surveyed by the British crown into one-mile-square sections, and each section was further divided into 16 legal subdivisions of 40 acres each. The land was sitting here, waiting for homesteaders, who began arriving in 1903 to obtain the “free” land in this area. “Not knowing all the regulations to follow, most early settlers just picked a parcel of land and squatted. When the homesteader found out that he had to file a claim, he would travel to the Land Titles Office and file on whatever piece of land he wanted, providing it was uninhabited and unclaimed,” writes Delwyn J. Jansen in the RM of LeRoy history. Homesteaders had three years to prove up a claim — building a habitable home, clearing land and cultivating at least 30 acres of land. After some more hoops to jump through, the land was theirs. While settlers to the area arrived in 1903, local government did not get its start until 1909, when voters elected councillors to a Local Improvement District. Local matters were attended to at each meeting of this council. For instance, at a
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had they moved in than in July 1941, they were required to read a “Call to Arms” proclamation during a break in their meeting to the citizens of the district. In September 1941, the office got their first desk phone, and a month later, granted the request of the LeRoy Veterans for a soldier’s plot in the LeRoy cemetery. In 1946, the RM was involved in the creation of the LeRoy hospital with the Village of LeRoy. At a cost of $20,000, shared 95 per cent by the RM and five per cent by the Village, three hangars were moved into the village from the wartime airport at Dafoe to form the new hospital. The facility opened July 27, 1947, and was closed in the late 1960s by the provincial government. As horse and buggy days came to an end in the early 1950s, the work of the RM began to focus more and more on better road conditions. The RM petitioned the government for an all-weather market road from LeRoy to Hwy. 6, and the improvement began in 1953. Since then, the RM can boast of many improved roads in the area. The RM of LeRoy had a hand in creating conservation and development area authorities, and the Lanigan Creek Delwood Brook Watershed Association, formed to give the RM adequate drainage.
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March 22, 1910 meeting, a bounty of $2 was set for the killing of prairie wolves. The first meeting of the RM No. 339 was held January 6, 1913. At that point, it was called the RM of Roach, a name that was changed to the RM of Ayr the next year. In December 1920, the reeve found a place in the “new town” to hold council meetings. The first meeting was held in the hamlet of Bogend (the “new town”) in January 1921. A meeting in March of the same year refers to Bogend as LeRoy. For a year or two, the Hamlet of LeRoy was administered by the RM. In October 1930, the name of the RM was officially changed to the RM of LeRoy No. 339. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the RM, like everyone, was hit with hard times. It was decided in 1931 that all road work was to be done by ratepayers, with the amount of work done applied on their taxes. The RM was in charge of relief for its residents in those early years, handing out seed and fodder relief while they were forced to reduce salaries to the reeve, councillor, secretary-treasurer, doctor and legal advisor. The RM was notified in May of 1940 that no further relief was to be given by the municipality. During the early 1940s, the war years, the RM got a new office building with a vault. No sooner
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In more recent years, the council of the RM has continued the tradition of its predecessors in having a very progressive attitude in terms of new initiatives, services and equipment, noted Joan Fedak in another history of the RM. Agriculture is and always has been the main industry in the municipality. Cereal grains and oil seeds are primarily grown now, and intensive livestock operations, mostly in the hog sector, began to move into the area in 1993. The building of a potash mine by BHP Billiton south of LeRoy may change the RM in the future, but for now, while the mine remains under construction, farming remains king. The population of the RM of LeRoy has declined over the past number of years. At a population of 750 in 1991, it has dropped to 490 according to last year’s census. Though much has changed over the years — councillors, taxes, rates and equipment — the main concern of the RM has remained building and maintaining roads, and the main source of revenue has remained property tax. One change which occurred just last year was to change the terms of councillors from two years to three years, giving municipalities some years without having to call elections. The system of electing only half the board at a time remains in place.
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They were also involved in the creation of homes for the aged in the area, including Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, and the LeRose Lodge in LeRoy. “No one can accuse the municipality of dragging its feet in respect of care for the aged,” the history states. Also with the 1950s came rural electrification, installation of sewer and water services on family farms, all of which involved the RM. Social aid then replaced Depression relief. In 1960, the federal government distributed canned meat to the needy through municipal offices, including the RM of LeRoy’s. That ended in 1966. Also in the 1960s, the RM of LeRoy joined the Humboldt and District Fire Protection Area, and the Humboldt and District Emergency Measures Organization, and formed the LeRoy and District Fire Department. It was in July of 1967 that the municipality authorized the use of their flooded gravel pit for swimming lessons. That eventually gave birth to the LeRoy Leisureland Regional Park — facilities that still exist today. In later years, the RM of LeRoy Recreation Board was formed. The RM moved into new office space in 1988 — into a building shared with the LeRoy library branch and the Town of LeRoy office.
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100 years! While we take this opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate the history of the community, it is also the perfect time to look forward to the bright future ahead. The RM has been a model of diversity, strength and outstanding community spirit and we look forward to continued partnering with the RM as the residents continue to carry the community into the next 100 years and many more!
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