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Killarney is a town in Southwestern Manitoba, Canada, at the corner of Manitoba Provincial Trunk Highways 3 & 18. As of 2005, its population was approximately 2300. The incorporated town is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain. It is well known for its lake, situated within the town proper. The town of Killarney is located in a rural area, dependent primarily on agriculture and agribusiness. The town is approximately 20 kilometres from the US border, 100 kilometres south of Brandon and 250 kilometres southwest of the provincial capital, Winnipeg.

HISTORY

The Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain area is rich in history and tradition. In the late 1800s, the Boundary Commission Trail ran through the southern part of the municipality. North-West Mounted Police used the trail, as they travelled west to the Rockies in an effort to tame the prairies. Prior to this time, the area was home to many Aboriginal people, as well as hunters and trappers taking part in the fur trade. The RM of Turtle Mountain was incorporated in 1882.

The Town of Killarney was officially incorporated in 1906. An Irish land surveyor named John Sidney O'Brien, named Killarney Lake(before that, it was called Oak lake by the aboriginal people) after the Lakes of Killarney, in Ireland. Legend has it that as he sat on the shore of the lake, homesick for his native home, he took a bottle of "Good Irish" from his pack and pouring it into the lake christened it Killarney. The "Irish"-ness of the town is often used as a tourist attraction with things such as green fire engines, Erin and Kerry Parks, Little Irish Downs, and many other good Irish-themed attractions used to play up this theme. It is worth noting however, that Killarney, Manitoba does not have any actual connection with the town of Killarney, Ireland. Most of the people who originally settled the region were from the Scottish Highlands, the English or were Mennonites or Hutterites of Central European extraction.

The local landscape of the area is common to the Westman area and much of the southern province. The land is mainly flat with gently rolling hills breaking the horizon. Numerous tree lined rivers and streams cross the landscape breaking up vast farm fields. The area is rich in agriculture with many local residents actively farming.

Local Attractions

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I love learning about people’s New Year’s resolutions. The enthusiasm that comes with the New Year is contagious. And there is this major surge in willpower to take on new challenges. The problem shows up one month later. There is a massive drop-off in the number of people actually doing anything about their resolutions. This applies to commitments big and small. The question is which 4 ... Read More...
Posted by Darla Helena on 2014-01-02

Construction and Expansion

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Sometimes all it takes is a few simple fix-ups to improve the look of your home and make it more marketable.  Even if you don't plan to sell in the near future, a change of face can make your home more comfortable and appealing.  If your kitchen, bathroom and other rooms in your home look wary and tired but you can't afford to tear everything out and start over again, here are a few cost-effective ... Read More...
Posted by Tammy Waterfield on 2014-03-01
Just as you take your car for a regular tune-up to ensure it continues to run smoothly, your home also needs some special attention.  There is a lot more to keeping up a house than cutting the grass and clearing snow away from the driveway. Ensuring your home "looks" good and is in proper working order not only makes it more attractive and comfortable, but it  can also increase the market ... Read More...
Posted by Tammy Waterfield on 2014-01-30

Family & Kids

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Aside from a few small flower/weed gardens I had never tried my hand at actual gardening. I mean, prep the soil, plant the vegetable seeds, water and grow kind of gardening... That became apparent as my first gardening attempt played out.  Don't get me wrong, in the end I was very proud of my harvest, and will carry with me to next spring a few lessons learned. I recommend doing a bit of research ... Read More...
Posted by Jen Pearson on 2014-10-08
One of the many services a REALTOR provides when you are selling your home is an effective marketing plan.  An important part of that overall plan may be an "open house"  for prospective buyers.  Your REALTORS are already working with buyers who may be interested in your property.  These REALTORS will inspect your home with their buyers in mind, and will act quickly when they feel ... Read More...
Posted by Tammy Waterfield on 2014-08-07

Parks & Recreation

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After what must be the coldest winter in the history of the world (perhaps an exaggeration, perhaps not) I thought try and provide some hope for eager Westman golfers. Here are the latest opening dates that I can find for some the local courses (looks like there is still a bit of waiting to do): Deer Ridge - First fairway is still wet and will reevaluate this weekend https://www.facebook.com/pages/Deer-Ridge-Golf-Course/165025030213682 ... Read More...
Posted by Stacey Chudley on 2014-04-22

Market Reports and Conditions

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This is a list of Canada's Best Places to Live 2014: Small-Sized Cities. Haven't heard of half of these places, wouldn't it be amazing to explore more of what Canada has to offer and be familiar with every province and territory! St. Albert, Alta. Strathcona County, Alta. Boucherville, Que. Lacombe, Que. Rimouski, Que. Repentigny, Que. Blainville, Que. Fredericton, N.B. Stratford, Ont. Aurora, ... Read More...
Posted by Julie Stanley on 2014-09-15
So you have decided to take the big leap and purchase your first home.  CONGRATULATIONS!! Most of us have a "dream home" tucked away at the back of our minds - something with four bedrooms, two fireplaces and a panoramic view.  How about a little reality check before you go looking for that dream?? What if all the money you had went into the purchase and mortgage payments for that wonderful ... Read More...
Posted by Tammy Waterfield on 2014-09-10

Shopping

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New to Brandon is Waves Leisure, offering the Beachcomber line of Hot Tubs, Pool Installations, Indoor Gaming options and Biogaurd pool and spa chemicals.   Trent and his staff have a full service department to assist you with any maintenance needs.  You can visit their booth at the Brandon Home and Leisure Show, April 11-13, 2014 at the Keystone Centre, or at their store location Unit #30 ... Read More...
Posted by Jen Pearson on 2014-04-03

Sports & Activities

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With the start of a new NHL season rite around the corner, comes the hope for the Winnipeg Jets to become a playoff contender, but unfortunately I  personally don't think they made enough  off season moves to be one. But here's to another year of great hockey and Canada's  Sport. Read More...
Posted by Troy Mutch on 2014-10-07
A friend of mine used to say that there were two certainties on any May two-four weekend in Canada; bugs and beer. One is a welcomed inclusion. The other, not so much. But with these simple tips, you can help reduce the nuisance in an eco-friendly way - without killing the very environment you are enjoying; Many people claim a simple plastic bag filled with water will ward off flies. Hang it over ... Read More...
Posted by Bill Nicholls on 2014-05-02
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