The 59-year-old Daly Overpass has long been a part of the history of Brandon, Manitoba. It is a major access point in Brandon and is considered the city’s primary traffic route.
Chinese immigrants came to Canada to help build the Canadian Pacific Railway. Soon after the CPR was completed, federal authorities passed the Chinese Exclusion Act. A “head tax” of $50 applied to all Chinese people wishing to migrate to Canada.
Grain elevators played a critical role in grade trade history. For a century and a half, farmers have been bringing their grain to elevators to be shipped by rail out of their communities to market. Here is some trivia about some Manitoba grain elevators.
The second biggest lake in Manitoba, Lake Winnipegosis, was a huge source of fish for the Manitoba commercial fishing market.
Grain elevators were an important representation of the Canadian prairies from the beginning of their settlement.
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The Town of Minnedosa, situated on the Little Saskatchewan River, is rich in Metis history.
Ste. Madeleine was a Metis community formed in 1902 by Jules DeCorby. The community thrived for three decades until tragedy ensued.
For many, the CPR was a great invention, connecting the prairies to the rest of the new country and boosting the settler population and economy. However, not everyone was a beneficiary.
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.