Winkler was incorporated as a Village on the 9th of May 1906, as a Town on the 7th of April, 1954.
Winkler is Manitoba’s sixth-largest city and the second fastest-growing city out of nine in the province.
The land in southeast Manitoba upon which Winkler sits was the traditional lands of the nomadic Ojibway-speaking Anishinabe people.
Winkler is the largest city in the Pembina Valley, it serves as a regional hub for commerce, agriculture and industry.
European settlement in the Winkler area history dates back to 1876 when Plautdietsch-speaking Mennonites began settling in the area known as the West Reserve, which had been set aside exclusively for the Russian Mennonites.
Winkler is 259 m above sea level.
Winkler was incorporated as a city on the 7th of April, 2002.
Winkler’s climate is typically continental, resulting in dry cold winters and hot, frequently dry summers. Summer temperatures typically range from 20 to 30 °C, while winter temperatures average between −15 and −25 °C.
The Estimated Population of Winkler is 12,660.
The City was named after Valentine Winkler, who was a lumber entrepreneur and politician, who owned and operated his own lumber business in nearby Morden and founded the village of Winkler.
Brandon is the second-largest city in the province of Manitoba, Canada.
Brandon covers an area of 77.41 km2 (29.89 sq mi).
Brandon gets its name from the Blue Hills south of the city, which got their name from a Hudson’s Bay trading post known as Brandon House, which got its name from a hill on an island in James Bay where Captain James had anchored his ship in 1631.
The City of Brandon was incorporated in 1882.
Brandon is nicknamed the Wheat City, the economy is predominantly associated with agriculture.
Brandon is the primary hub of trade and commerce for the Westman region as well as parts of southeastern Saskatchewan and northern North Dakota.
The Estimated Population of Brandon is 48,859.
Brandon is the home of the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, which is made up of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, the Manitoba Summer Fair, and the Manitoba Livestock Expo.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Brandon was 43.3 °C (110 °F) on 11 July 1936. The lowest temperature ever recorded was −46.7 °C (−52 °F) on 1 February 1893.
Brandon hosts numerous arts festivals every year, including the Brandon Festival of the Arts, Brandon Jazz Festival, and the Brandon Folk Music Festival. In 2009 Brandon was host to the Western Canadian Music Awards.