Business View Civil & Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 8

132 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8 WS, MANITOBA W elcome to the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews! Part of the Interlake Region of Manitoba, the RM is a picture-perfect gem, situated along the Red River between Lake Winnipeg and the City of Winnipeg. Many of the 12,000 residents live in the southern portion of the municipality, commuting to the nearby urban centers of Winnipeg or Selkirk to work. Several charming communities, including Lockport, Petersfield, South St. Andrews, and Clandeboye make the RM a wonderful place to visit and call home. In its early settlement days, the Red River was an important means of transportation and much of St. Andrews’ history can be seen along River Road. Originally, the parish of St. Andrews was situated between two major fur trading centers of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Lower Fort Garry (near present-day Selkirk) and Upper Fort Garry (located in present-day Winnipeg). St. Andrews Anglican Church is one of the RM’s most well-known historical sites. Built in 1849, it is the oldest surviving stone church in Western Canada and was designated BLES SED WI TH THE BEST OF L I FE