Bissett, Manitoba
Bissett is a community in the Canadian
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

 province of Manitoba
Manitoba is a Canadian prairie province with an area of . The province has over 110,000 lakes and has a largely continental climate because of its flat topography. Agriculture, mostly concentrated in the fertile southern and western parts of the province, is vital to the province's economy; other...

. Located on Manitoba Provincial Road 304, Bissett is an entry point to Nopiming Provincial Park
Nopiming Provincial Park
Nopiming Provincial Park is a provincial park in Manitoba, Canada. It is located on the southeast side of the province, along the border with Ontario....



Situated on Rice Lake, the town was named after the respected physician, surgeon and politician Edgar Douglas Richmond Bissett
Edgar Douglas Richmond Bissett
Edgar Douglas Richmond Bissett was a Liberal-Progressive Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons....

, a Member of Parliament from September 1926 until July 1930. Gold was discovered in the rural community in 1911 and was a steady industry for many years until closure of the mine in 1983. The community was recognized in 1972, and is represented by a mayor and council. The 1996 population was 159. A new mining project was started near the town in 2005.


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