I came across a 2 part “Mantioba Travelogue” video from the 1940s on youtube. An era when Manitoba seemed to have been much more prosperous. Part 1: mainly features Winnipeg. Interesting facts at the time Winnipeg was Canada’s 4th largest city – a position currently occupied by Ottawa-Gatineau (Winnipeg #8 now) – and meatpacking was the #1 industry… Continue reading Vintage Manitoba Film Footage
Yesterday I noticed that maps.google.com now features a built in Google Earth plugin, was pleasantly surprised to see a few Winnipeg buildings presented as 3D models.
Official results from the Winnipeg Norh federal by-election are in and the Pirate Party candidate Jeff Coleman won 0.6% of the vote! That’s twice as many as the Christian Heritage Party and only 20 votes less than the Green Party. Yes we can! Pro Tip: clean up the red-eye in your political party’s website profile picture.
Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Winnipeg’s only official mayoral candidate announced her candidacy 1/2 an hour ago. At the time of writing, neither her official website or facebook fan page have been updated. Fail.
This post is somewhat outside of the scope of the types of things I normally blog about here, we’ll see if I continue this sort of thing. I came across a great series of photographs from The Winnipeg Transit archives via the Winnipeg blog Rise and Sprawl. Here are some of my favorite photos from what… Continue reading Winnipeg’s Golden Era