For other uses, see Niverville. Niverville may refer to the following communities Niverville Manitoba, in Canada Niverville New York, in the United States
|Town of Niverville, Manitoba|
First meeting of Council 1969
|Motto: Where you belong|
|- Mayor||Greg Fehr|
|- Governing Body||Town Council|
|- MP (Provencher)||Vic Toews|
|- MLA (La Verendrye)||Ron Lemieux|
|- MLA (Steinbach)||Kelvin Goertzen|
|Elevation||252 m (854 ft)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Website: Town of Niverville|
Niverville is a small town in the Canadian province of Manitoba, located 28. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America Division No 1 also known as Eastman is the name given to a region in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Year 1874 ( MDCCCLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A town council is a democratically elected form of government for small municipalities or Parishes A council may serve as both the representative and executive branch The House of Commons (Chambre des communes is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and Provencher is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1871 Victor "Vic" Toews, PC, MP (ˈteɪvz (born September 10, 1952) is a Canadian politician The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and the lieutenant governor form the Legislature of Manitoba the legislative branch of government in the La Verendrye is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Ron Lemieux (born August 15, 1950 in Dauphin) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and the lieutenant governor form the Legislature of Manitoba the legislative branch of government in the Steinbach is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Kelvin Goertzen (born June 12, 1969) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Daylight saving time ( DST The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America 6 km south of the Perimeter Highway which encircles the provincial capital, Winnipeg. Winnipeg (ˈwɪnɨpɛg is the capital and largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and 7th largest municipality in Canada with a population This primarily farming community has seen an influx of people moving from the city looking to raise a family outside of the 'big city' influence. This migration has made Niverville one of the youngest and fastest growing communities in Manitoba. The town is located at the crossing of Provincial Road 311 and the CPR Emerson rail line, between Provincial Trunk Highways 75 and 59, providing an excellent rail link and two high-speed four-lane transport routes to and from the provincial capital, as well as to the USA ,which is 82. 5 km to the south. Niverville's population as of the 2006 census was 2464, up 28. The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population 3% from its 2001 level of 1921. The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population
The town lies well within the Red River Valley, at an altitude of 773 feet above sea level. For other uses see Red River (disambiguation The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by The Red River Valley lay, some 10,800 years ago, beneath the pristine and expansive glacial Lake Agassiz, and the resulting rich black soils produce some of the finest crops in the world, including hard red spring wheat and canola. Sugar beets have also been successfully produced here in former times. The area when originally explored was abundant in prairie wetlands, the result of large blocks of ice remaining for a time after the ice age, depressing the land in spots. These depressions provided a habitat for a wide range of bird and other species; however through artificial drainage for crop cultivation in the surrounding area, the early settlers of the area caused changes the natural order, and the natural ecosystems with their multiplicity of wildlife have been diminished.
The flat nature of the land, and an impervious underlying layer of clay, combine to provide suitable breeding areas for mosquitoes. Niverville was formerly threatened by spring flooding from the Red River of the North, most recently in "Flood of the Century" when temporary dikes were hastily thrown up to protect the town from the amoeba-like spread of the river. The Red River Flood of 1997 was a major Flood that occurred in April and May 1997 along the Red River of the North in North Dakota, Minnesota To protect itself from future floods, the town has, since 1997, constructed a permanent dike to the west of the town, shielding it from the Red. Aquifers which are charged to the east in Sandilands Provincial Forest extend beneath Niverville, providing abundant water resources. Where they have been permitted to remain, poplar bluffs shade the land providing habitat for the rare yellow lady's slipper and the tiger lily. Many bird species (Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, English Sparrow, Wren, Killdeer, Meadowlark, Scarlet Tanager, American Robin) choose the Niverville area for their summer range.
The town offers many services, as well as an elementary school (K-6), and a high school (7-12). Several churches serve the distinctive threads of Mennonites, as well as other Christian faith communities. Niverville's signature event is the annual 'Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair' (Niverville Fair Website), which is held the second weekend of June. There are several significant employers in Niverville, including Spectus Moulders, The Puratone Corporation, and Wm Dyck and Sons. Services include: banking, hair care, construction trades, gasoline sales, restaurants, medical and dental clinics, massages, movie rentals, and even a postal outlet (R0A 1E0). Many inhabitants are from Mennonite or British stock.
Niverville is named for an 18th century explorer and fur trader – Joseph-Claude Boucher, Chevalier de Niverville. This choice of name was made by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1877 – one year before the railway into town was built and an official town plan was actually registered.
First Grain Elevator in Western Canada
Elevator circa 1910
Niverville's history is closely tied to grain. Although first settled by folks of British ancestry, with names like Stott, Church, and Wallace, an influx of the first Canadian Mennonite farmers in 1874 soon saw their population eclipse that of the earlier group. These settlers, with farming skills vastly more suitable than those of the Anglophones due to their experience with farming on the Asian steppes, came from Russia, landing at the nearby junction of the Red and Rat rivers, making their way east to what was known as the East Reserve, essentially a gift of land from the Canadian government. The first grain elevator in western Canada, a unique round structure, had recently been built in Niverville by William Hespeler, a man whose name has recently been appropriated for Niverville's newest and largest park. It was from this elevator that the first western Canadian barley was shipped to overseas markets. The hardiness and determination of the early Mennonite settlers, coming from a harsh environment in Russia, ensured that this unforgiving land would be transformed into a place from which livelihoods could be wrested, albeit at considerable effort and cost. In later years, these generous settlers sent grain in relief to others suffering famine in Russia.
Niverville's history and progress has not been without setbacks. Massive floods, one in 1950, one in 1979, and the most recend in 1997, nearly deluged the town. In 1997, it was saved only by hastily erected earthen dikes.
One odd piece of Niverville history is the Rock Festival which took place in the summer of 1970 on an abandoned farm 1. 5 miles east of the junction of highways 59 and 305. Widely publicized, it attracted approximately 12,000 young folks, mainly from Winnipeg, to hear a variety of rock and folk bands. Having nowhere to park save a summerfallowed field and some dirt roads, everything turned into a sea of mud when a sudden thunderstorm struck, cutting the festival short. Not wishing to lose the opportunity, many festival patrons shed all clothing (including underwear) and splashed around in the rain and mud while waiting for any one of several local Mennonite farmers who cashed in on the opportunity, charging $5 apiece to tow cars back to the pavement of Highway 59.