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Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns

8.49: Waskada

The Village of Waskada (population 199 in 2006) in southwestern Manitoba is located in an area of circular ice disintegration ridges—light-toned on the photo 1. In the section in which most of Waskada is located (5-2-25WI) the CP line 2 runs almost parallel to the east/west section lines of the DLS system, so the road grid system in Waskada harmonizes with both the railway line and the DLS system. PR 251 3 passes north/south through town and follows the section line to west 4 and east 5.

The large scale of the photo permits several details to be observed: three elevators 6 on the railway line, a school in the north 7, and a racetrack in the south 8. In this dry area of southwestern Manitoba, water supply is a problem, hence the location of a reservoir 9 south of town and numerous dugouts out of town 10, and sometimes on farms, which are few in this sparsely populated area.

Several of the usual features are located out of town: sewage lagoons to the west 11, with a buried pipe leading toward them 12; a cemetery to the east 13; and a rubbish dump 14.

Figure 8.49: Waskada

Figure 8.49: Waskada

Figure 8.49

Vertical air photograph: A20409-55

Flight height: 9,520 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:15,800 (approx.)

Date: May 9, 1968

Location: Township 2, Range 25 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

                    1:50,000 62F/2 Waskada