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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.29: St. Leon in 2000

Although St. Leon is a very small community, there has been a considerable increase in buildings suggesting an increase in population since the photo in 8.28 was obtained. Also some things can be better seen on this large-scale colour photo than on the older panchromatic photo.

1)  The widening of the main road along a section line is more evident 1.

2)  A north/south road has been constructed east of the main road 2 with a spur 3 along the north edge of the lake.

3)  Several new buildings—some houses 4 and some larger buildings 5—have been added between the two north/south roads.

4)  Buildings have been added west of the main road—some houses 6 and two large buildings 7; the one in the north may be a school.

5)  Fields have been amalgamated both west 7 and east 8 of the main road.

St. Leon is located in a flat area ideally suited to the development of wind energy. As a result a 99MW installation (due for completion in 2006) has been erected with St. Leon in the centre. This is perhaps the first wind project in Canada with a village located in the centre. The St. Leon project is the first wind, and first independent, power project in Manitoba

Figure 8.29: St. Leon in 2000

Figure 8.29: St. Leon in 2000

Figure 8.29

Vertical colour air photo by Prairie Agri Photo

Flight height: ; lens focal length:

Scale: 1:7,600 (approx.)

Date: 2000

Location: Township 5; Range 9 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/7 Somerset