Chapter 8: Southern Hamlets, Villages, and Towns
Two factors—railway lines and the DLS system— influence the location and form of settlements in southern
The arrangement can produce a road orientation that is at an angle to the squares of the DLS (e.g. Hartney and Dauphin). Other settlements have a road system that harmonizes with the DLS into which the urban pattern is slotted, with roads trending north/south and east/west (e.g.
Pinawa is different from most other settlements in southern Manitoba in several respects: 1) it is located on the Canadian Shield, so agriculture has played no direct part in its history; 2) land in the area surrounding it is thickly wooded and is not easily divided into sections; 3) it is not located on or near a railway line; and 4) it is organized as a local government district rather than as a village or town.
Shown on the photo is part of the
The settlement of Pinawa is served by PR 211 3 from the west and was established as an Atomic Energy of Canada research centre. It is therefore much newer than most settlements in southern
Several clusters of large buildings can be seen 5 which are probably research labs. The large building 6 near the running track 7 is probably a school. Recreation for employees includes golf—a course is located in the north 8—and boating—a marina 9 can be seen in the centre.
Except where trees have been removed for buildings, the land is covered by dark-toned coniferous forest 10 with occasional marshy areas 11.
Figure 8.70: Pinawa
Vertical air photograph: MB96045-204
Flight height: 8,900 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152 mm
Scale: 1:15,800 (approx.)
Date: July 3, 1996
Location: Township 14; Range 12 E
Map sheets: 1:250,000 52L Point du Bois
1:50,000 52L/4 Pinawa
[i] For details see Welsted, J. “