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(3.) The County of Plessis shall comprise all the remaining portions of the Province north of the fourth base line and east of Lake Winnipeg not included in any other county, and the Indian Reserves within these boundaries.
(4.) The County of Varennes shall comprise all the territory, within the Province, between the international boundary and the County of Plessis, or the fourth base line, east of the Counties of Manchester, Carillon, Lorette and Selkirk, including the town of Rat Portage.
(5.) The County of Manchester shall comprise the territory described as follows:-Townships 1, 2 and 3, range 1 and 2 west, and townships 1, 2 and 3, from and including range 1 east, to the Lake of the Woods, within the Province, with 'the settlement belt in the parish of St. Agathe, between the international boundary and lot No. 297 on the west side of Red River and lot No. 240 on the east side of the Red River, and inclusive of said lots, including the city of Emerson.
(6.) The County of Carillon shall comprise townships 4, 5 and 6, from and including range 3 east to Lake of the Woods, within the Province.
(7.) The County of Morris shall comprise townships 4, 5 and 6, ranges 1 and 2 west, and ranges 1 and 2 east, whole or fractional, with that portion of the settlement belt in the parish of St. Agathe, including lots Nos. 299 to 527 on the west side and lots Nos. 242 to 530 on the east side of the Red River, inclusive, including the town of Morris.
(8.) The County of Lorette shall comprise townships 7, 8 and 9, Ranges 4 to 13 east, both inclusive, and the parishes of Sainte Anne and Lorette.
(9.) The County of D'Iberville shall comprise townships 7, 8 and 9, ranges 1, 2 and 3 east, whole or fractional, and the parishes of St. Vital, St. Norbert and that part of the parish of Ste. Agathe north of and including lot No. 529 on the west side of the Red River and lot No. 532 on the east side of the said river in said parish.
(10.) The County of Selkirk shall comprise townships 10, 11 and 12, ranges 1 to 13 east, both inclusive, whole or fractional, including the parishes of Headingly, St. Charles, St. James, St. Boniface, St. John, Kildonan and St. Paul, the town of St. Boniface and the city of Winnipeg.
(11.) The County of Marquette shall comprise townships 7 to 20, both inclusive, ranges 1 to 4 west, both inclusive, whole or fractional, and the parishes of Baie St. Paul and St. Francois Xavier, together with the settlements of St. Laurent and Oak
Point, and the fractional townships 17, 18, 19 and 20, whole or fractional, ranges 5, 6 and 7 west.
(12.) The County of Fairford shall comprise all the territory Fairford. within the Province north of township 20 and the first principal meridian on the east, and Lake Winnipegoosis and Manitoba on the west.
(13.) The County of Dufferin shall comprise townships 1 to Dufferin. 6, both inclusive, ranges 3 to 8 west, both inclusive, including the town of Nelson.
(14 ke County of Portage la Prairie shall comprise town- Porage la ships 7 to 15, both inclusive, ranges 5 to 8 west, both inclusive, Prairie. whole or fractional, together with the parishes of Poplar Point, High Bluff, Portage la Prairie and the Indian Reserve within said boundaries, including also the town of Portage la Prairie.
(15.) The County of Norfolk shall comprise townships 7 to Norfolk. 12, both inclusive, ranges 9 to 16 west, both inclusive.
(16.) The County of Rock Lake shall comprise townships Rock Lake. 1 to 6, both inclusive, ranges 9 to 16 west, both inclusive.
(17.) The County of Westbourne shall comprise all the Westbourne. townships or parts of townships north of the fourth base line and between the line between ranges 8 and 9 west, and Lakes Manitoba and Winnipegoosis on the east, and the line between ranges 12 and 13 west on the west.
(18.) The County of Beautiful Plains shall comprise all the Beautiful territory between the fourth base line on the south, and Lake Plains. Winnipegoosis and the 8th correction line on the north, ranges 13 to 16 west, both inclusive.
(19.) The County of Riding Mountain shall comprise town- Riding ships 19 to 44, both inclusive, ranges 17 to 22 west, both inclusive.
(20.) The County of Minnedosa shall comprise townships 13 Minnedosa. to 18, both inclusive, ranges 17 to 22 west, both inclusive.
(21.) The County of Brandon shall comprise townships 7 Brandon. to 12, both inclusive, ranges 17 to 22 west, both inclusive, and the city of Brandon.
(22.) The County of Turtle Mountain shall comprise town- Turtle ships 1 to 6, both inclusive, ranges 17 to 23 west, both in- Mountain. clusive.
(23.) The County of Souris River shall comprise townships Souris River. 1 to 6, both inclusive, from and including range 24 west to the western boundary of the Province,
Counties to be
(24.) The County of Dennis shall comprise townships 7 to 12, both inclusive, from and including range 23 west, to the western boundary of the Province.
(25.) The County of Shoal Lake shall comprise townships 13 to 18, both inclusive, from and including range 23 west, to the western boundary of the Province, with all the Indian Reserve included within these boundaries.
(26.) The County of Russell shall comprise townships 19 to 44, both inclusive, from and including range 23 west, to the western boundary of the Province, and the Indian Reserve included within these boundaries.
2. For the purposes of this Act the counties herein before arranged, etc. described shall each be a distinct county, or shall in the meantime be arranged or grouped for county purposes and for convenience, (until separated again as hereinafter provided) for the purposes of registration and the holding of the county courts, or other county purposes, as follows:
Lisgar, Plessis, and Gimli.
(a.) The Counties of Lisgar (No. 1), Plessis (No. 3), and Gimli (No. 2), shall be united for the purposes herein mentioned, and shall be known as the "United Counties of Lisgar, Plessis and Gimli."
(b.) The County of Varennes (No. 4), consisting of the district of Varennes as herein described.
(c.) The County of Manchester, No. 5.
(d.) The County of Carillon, No. 6.
(e.) The County of Morris, No. 7.
(f) The County of Lorette, No. 8.
(g.) The County of D'Iberville, No. 9.
(i.) The County of Marquette, No. 11, and
(j.) The County of Fairford, No. 12, shall be united for the purpose herein mentioned, and shall be known as the "United Counties of Marquette and Fairford."
(k.) The County of Dufferin, No. 13.
(1.) The County of Portage la Prairie, No. 14,
(q) The Counties of Riding Mountain (No. 19) and Minne- Minnedosaand dosa (No. 20) shall be united for the purposes hereinafter tain. mentioned, and shall be known as the "United Counties of Minnedosa and Riding Mountain."
(v) The Counties of Shoal-Lake (No. 25) and Russell, (No. Shoal-Lake 26) shall be united for the purposes herein specified, and shall be known as the "United Counties of Shoal Lake and Russell."
3. The county first named of any counties united under this Senior and Act shall be considered the senior; the one secondly named the junior, and the third, where there are three, the second junior of such united counties.
Proviso as to
4. For each county or union of counties as created by this Registry office Act, there shall be established by the Lieutenant-Governor in Court. Council, or continued, as the case may be, one Registry Office and one County Court at such places in such county as the Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall deem most satisfactory for the public convenience; provided that the LieutenantGovernor in Council, if he shall deem it expedient, may establish a registry office exclusively or continue one already estab- incorporated lished in and for any incorporated town or city, provided however that in the united counties of Lisgar, Plessis and Glimli, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council may cause to be continued two registry offices therefor, and may alter and change the limits as at present existing in such manner as he may deem expedient.
ble to union.
5. During the union of counties all laws applicable to Laws applica counties (except as to representation in Parliament or the Legislative Assembly) shall apply to the union as if the same formed but one county.
Separation of 6. So soon as any junior county, where there is but one, or junior counties together, where there are two, shall contain at least five hundred resident ratepayers according to the last revised assessment roll, and a petition signed by at least two hundred ratepayers of said junior county or counties affirming the expediency of said united counties being separated for registration purposes, or for registration and other county purposes, accompanied by such proof of the due signing of such petition and of the facts stated therein, as may be requir ed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, the said LieutenantGovernor in Council may by proclamation declare that on and after a day or days named therein the said union shall be dissolved and the said junior county or counties to be a separate county for registration and such other county purposes as shall be stated; and the said Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall Appointment the upon appoint the proper officers within his authority of officers, &c, under this or any other Act of the Legislature, and do or cause to be done whatever may otherwise be necessary, and for which no other special provision is made, for the purpose of properly establishing the new county, formed as aforesaid by such junior county or counties.
How new counties designated.
Union of existing counties
7. Where there are two junior counties in a union of counties, and they containing together the required number of resident ratepayers as aforesaid, become separated from the senior county; the new county formed out of said junior counties shall be thereafter known as the united counties of putting the names in the sequence in which they had theretofore stood, and such last mentioned counties shall then become a senior and a junior county as in other cases where only two counties are united, and the said new union of said junior counties and the said theretofore senior county shall upon and after the time when such dissolution shall take effect by law, become separate and distinct municipalities, exercising respectively the powers and authority vested by this Act or otherwise in any county municipality so far as the purposes for which the separation is made shall
have been declared.
8. Where two or more counties desire to form a union of how formed. counties the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, upon petition of at least fifty residents, of at least three months, of each of such counties, may, if he shall consider that such union would be to the advantage of such counties and that it is desired by a majority of the residents therein, order and proclaim that they shall be so united for county and such other purposes as may be considered expedient, and from a time named in such proclamation, and the said Lieutenant-Governor in Council may require that notice of such petition shall have been given in the Official Gazette and in each of the said counties by advertisement in a newspaper or newspapers or by posted
Petition for and against.