There are many quiet stories in Manitoba . Our quest is to find them and present them on Manitobaville
Cindy from Prairie Dodgers on the Pod! Plus Covid Updates and Weather...
A fabulous long chat with Cindy from the Prairie Dodgers youtube channel…
Why getting out into the countryside is so therapeutic; how to approach landowners to access old buildings; what to be aware of when taking a long back country journey.
And a lot about how life can shape your outlook and give you the zest for living!
Old Winnipeg by Christine Hanlon ... A Conversation
A collection of over 140 photographs showing the history of Winnipeg from varying perspectives.
Remember the Beachcomber Restaurant, the Assiniboine Park Conservatory, and a very small but well-designed international airport with concrete walls? From the early fortifications of Upper Fort Garry, to the architectonic surge of Winnipeg as a transportation hub--and Canada's third largest urban centre--to the demolition of the iconic Eaton's department store, Old Winnipeg is the story of a city that never stopped reinventing itself.
With more than 140 photographs--many of them seen here for the first time--Old Winnipeg: A History in Pictures is a visual treat. It offers us a window into the past, showing life as it was, and stirring in us the emotions of wonder and curiosity about those who have gone before us and the lives they lived.
No. 6 Endangered Structure, Jeffrey John Eyamie on History & Tree Planting Car News...
Updating the Weather and Covid situations, talking about the International Harvester Building in Brandon. A five-storey brick building at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and 18th Street was built in late 1911 by the Winnipeg-based construction firm of Carter Halls Aldinger. The company remained at the site until at least 1959. The building was later used in a succession of ways, including a wholesale distribution warehouse (circa 1959), cold storage plant (1962-1967), and goose- and duck-processing plant (1969-1980s).
Cadging Jeffrey John Eyamie thoughts on historical structures. And, getting an update on the Tree Planting Car from John Dojack, president of the Manitoba Forestry Association...
Still Me a Novel Golfing Novel by Jeffrey John Eyamie...
Golf is the only way I know to control time. It happens in the millisecond of that focused backswing, right before the violence of intention.
When I escape time, I escape memory. In that way, golf is an alchemy. A magick. I am a practicing magician.
- Jeffrey John Eyamie, Still Me: A Golf Tragedy in 18 Parts
When James Khoury discovers that his prized golf memorabilia from some of Canada's best golf courses has been destroyed, he journeys back through memories of being on the fairway, his struggles with gnawing ineptitude, and a troubled relationship with his wife and son.
Slowly, his memory precipitates to reveal something deeper at work, and James finds himself in the midst of a game where the stakes couldn't be higher.
Ryan Nesbitt is at the Crossroads This Week...
Ryan Nesbitt publishes Crossroads This Week, a community newspaper serving an approximate 4,000 square mile area northwest of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
The main communities served in this predominately agricultural area are Birtle, Hamiota, Rossburn and Shoal Lake.
The publication, which is mailed every Friday to 2,900 subscribers, contains local, regional and sports news that is of interest to the subscriber base.
Crossroads This Week came about after a merger of the Birtle Eye-Witness, Hamiota Echo, Rossburn Review and Shoal Lake Star in January 2001. Publisher Greg Nesbitt purchased the Star in 1977 at the age of 19, added the Review in 1979, the Eye-Witness in 1984, and finally, the Echo in 1992.
The newspaper is published from an office at 353 Station Road in Shoal Lake.
Crossroads This Week employs a staff of six, who write, design and mail the newspaper. Printing of the paper, which averages 32 tabloid pages per week, is done at a central printing plant owned by Struth Publishing Ltd. in Killarney, MB.
The newspaper is a member of the Manitoba Community Newspapers Association, the Canadian Community Newspapers Association, and is audited twice yearly under the CCNA Verified Circulation program.
#7 on the Manitoba Historical Society Top Ten Endangered Structures...
With the westward migration of people early in the last century to make a new life from the fertile prairie soils, the Canadian Forestry Association (CFA) and later, the Manitoba Forestry Association (MFA) followed – but in a uniquely Canadian way. In co-operation with the Canadian Pacific (CP) and Canadian National (CN) Railways and several government agencies, modifications were made to a CP rail passenger coach and the Tree Planting Car was born.
This traveling theatre and museum would be parked in a community for a day or two, educating school children on forests and forest fire prevention during the day, and adults on the important role of trees on the prairies in the evening. Today, we still reap the value of these shelterbelt plantings as they continue to protect buildings and agricultural land from wind and erosion.
After 55 consecutive years of service, 424,000 kilometers of rail traveled, attendance by over 1.5 million people representing four generations, the Tree Planting Car made its final stop at Sandilands Forest Discovery Centre. Canadian Pacific Railway donated the Car to the Association in 1974, one year after its last run.
Today, visitors to the centre can climb aboard and travel back in time. Tours of the tree planting car are available in July and August. The Tree Planting Car is in its original condition with ample accommodation for large groups. Theatre-style seating provides an excellent opportunity for presentations and historic nostalgia.