Roblin

Roblin

Roblin is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Hillsburg – Roblin – Shell River within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held town status prior to January 1, 2015. It is located approximately 400 km northwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba's capital.

In 2010, the Town of Roblin and the former rural municipalities of Hillsburg and Shell River had a total population of 3,284.[2] About 40% of the population is involved in agriculture and other resource-based industries.[3] Services, tourism and the processing of wood and agricultural products largely contribute to the local economy.

During the 1880s, the first group of Europeans to settle in Roblin were mainly Cattle ranchers and grain farmers[4] In 1903, many Eastern European farming families also settled in Roblin with the arrival of the railway. The village was originally named Goose Lake but was renamed Roblin in 1904 after the Premier of Manitoba, Sir Rodmond Palen Roblin.

Also in 1904, the post office was established as Goose Lake and was located on 8-26-28W. The first postmaster was W. Atkey[5] and the first mayor was Irwin L. Mitchell (1882-?) who served from 1914-1917.[6] In addition, Roblin also served as the location for the former Saint Vladimir's College. Later, on May 1, 1912, the village was incorporated and became a town on May 1, 1962.[6] Roblin celebrated its 100th anniversary in July 2013. The current mayor of the municipality of Roblin is Wade Schott.