Within the Mossey River Municipality once stood the Ukrainian settlement known as the Cork Cliff District founded in 1899 by eight Ukrainian peasants from Bukovyna and Galicia.
Wheelchair Rugby: A Winnipeg Invention
In 1976 in Winnipeg, MB, four individuals invented a new sport called "Murderball.” It was meant as an alternative to wheelchair basketball. Over time, this sport would evolve into “Wheelchair Rugby.”
Exploring Neepawa Through a Historical Lens
Neepawa is a beautiful town rich in history with many opportunities for people to connect with the past. Historic sites, monuments and buildings are engaging spaces to learn about the community's history and how it still shapes the present.
History of Plains Bison: Manitoba’s Mascot
For centuries, First Nations used bison for food, clothing, and shelter. European influence caused overhunting, which drove bison nearly to extinction in the late 1800s. Thankfully, through agriculture and preservation attempts, the bison population has been brought back from the brink.
The Brandon Zoo, an Attraction of the Past
The Brandon Zoological Gardens was an exciting attraction in Brandon, Manitoba, in the 1950s and 1960s. It was located at what is now known as the Provincial Exhibition Grounds in the city.
Early Policing in Winkler, Manitoba
Policing in Winkler started in 1906 in the community founded by Mennonite migrants from Russia. Jacob J. Schultz was the first acting officer and chief.
The Fleming Elevator
The town of Fleming, Saskatchewan experienced a great loss when its historic grain elevator burned down on 9 February 2010. The community had worked hard to raise money for its preservation as a local treasure and tourist attraction and was planning a grand reopening celebration.
Olha, Manitoba: A Community Built by Ukrainian Immigrants
Countless once-thriving Ukrainian immigrant-built communities have declined but still remain significant. The hamlet of Olha, Manitoba is among these.
Newdale Colony: Past and Present
Since its creation in 1974, Newdale Hutterite Colony has experienced significant shifts, slowly changing from an agricultural to a more industrial colony.
The History of the Canadian Sioux: The Canupawakpa Dakota
In August of 1862, armed conflict erupted between the Dakota and the US over disagreements on land ownership. Seeking safety from American forces, a group of Dakota migrated north and sought safety on Crown lands. The Wakhpekute Dakota were among them.