The Daly Overpass

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.

The Chinese Head Tax

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.

Some Manitoba Grain Elevator Trivia

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.

Remembering and Recording COVID-19

We are working on an oral history project, interviewing individuals, and asking them to recount their experiences through COVID-19. Interested in being interviewed? If you are over 18 and were a resident of Manitoba during most of the pandemic, please email