Monthly Archives: February 2012

Keeping Up with The Past

Reid Dickie There is a terrific blog created by Christian Cassidy that Manitobans with a passion for our history should know about. This Was Manitoba is an almanac that runs short features on daily events throughout Manitoba’s history. For example, … Continue reading

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SL History blog at work – more on Badger family

In response to the inquiry by Heather Badger Koch, Christian Cassidy sent this comment: Hi there ! I am a fellow Manitoba History Blogger (West End Dumplings and This Was Manitoba.) I did some searching through the Winnipeg Free Press and … Continue reading

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Badger Family Inquiry

This comment is from Heather Badger Koch: I have been researching the Shoal Lake Hockey team for my father, William Badger, 87 years who was born in Shoal Lake.  Do you know the names of the men on the team?  … Continue reading

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Reid Dickie The picture of Shoal Lake in the header at the top of this page shows a 1940s view of the town. It was taken where The Drive meets South Railway. The picture shows the wealth of brick buildings … Continue reading

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1870s TV Ad for Free Farms in Western Canada

Reid Dickie A delightful impossibility! In 1870 the Dominion of Canada bought Rupert’s Land, which was pretty much all of western Canada, from the Hudson’s Bay Company. After passing the Dominion Lands Act in 1872, the government embarked on an … Continue reading

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