Vantage Points Series : People

Filed by the Last Name of the Person Involved



Ben Arde: Mountainside Store Operator 
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Vol.  III, Page 53

1949 - 1962
Ben Arde was born in Saskatchewan in October of 1926. His parents farmed there until the 1930s. When Ben was eight his father, originally from Wakopa, moved his family back to Manitoba, this time settling south of Mountainside.
Assiniboine (Nakota) 
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Vol.  II, Page 47
At home in southwestern Manitoba for centuries

Mr. Barneby's Visit
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Vol.  IV, Page 55

In the summer of 1883 English writer and traveler, William Henry Barneby set out to tour the newly opened lands in western North America. 
Norman Breakey - The Inventor from Pierson  
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Vol.  IV, Page 49
 So, who can we thank for this handy implement which saves time, effort and laundry costs? Well that’s a bit of a sad story.
Alton Breault - Adventures of a Radar Repairman
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Vol.  IV, Page 52


It was top secret - he and his companions at the training facility at Yatesbury, England, couldn’t tell even their servicemen buddies what they were working on.  

Jim Dandy     
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Vol.  III, Page 38
One of Pierson’s early entrepreneurs. n 1897 he built the town’s first hardware store which he personally owned and operated.
Fort Desjarlais 
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Vol.  I, Page 13
Fort Desjarlais is remembered today as the most prominent and successful of the Souris River trading posts.
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Ducharme Property    
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Vol. I, Page 33


Fultonville
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Vol.  IV, Page 36


"Fultonville", as the locals dubbed their venture, started off with three horses, a walking plow, a hoe, some pickaxes and a spade. 
Billy's Point  
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Vol.  I, Page 32

William (Billy) Gosselin, a descendant of the Red River Métis, moved from North Dakota to homestead in Manitoba.

Chinese Settlement in Rural Manitoba
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Vol.  II, Page 50
Over the span of his nearly 100 years he became a sailor, farmer, veterinarian, gold-panner and dedicated community worker
Fort Mr. Grant  
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Vol.  I, Page 12
Fort Desjarlais is remembered today as the most prominent and successful of the Souris River trading posts.

The Rescue of the Hathaway Thresher
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Vol.  IV, Page 54

 It was the world’s first rotary thresher, a significant departure from the design then in use and a forerunner of the axial flow system used in modern threshers.
Mary Hathway's Homestead 
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Vol.  IV, Page 34

 Mary’s brother-in-law, Reverend Davies, drove her to the Land Titles Office where a long lineup stood waiting for opening time.
Sam Heaslip - The "Stage Coach" Mailman
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Vol.  IV, Page 17

 In the early 1880’s the main road from Old Deloraine to Brandon was the Heaslip Trail named for Sam Heaslip who established the trail and used it to deliver the mail.
Pauline Johnson Comes to Town
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Vol.  IV, Page 51

 When the first settlers found themselves out on our prairies without access to the educational and cultural amenities of European-style “Civilization”, they quickly set about fixing that.
George King General Store    
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Vol.  III, Page 49
Former home of the Boissevain and Morton Library and Archives
Building: 1904—Present
Captain Large and the Empress of Ireland  
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Vol.  II, Page 44


1909-1913
A Homemade Steamboat Plies the Souris River ...
Eva McKay: The Dakota Experience WebPDF
Vol.  III Page 22
Retelling History: Elder, healer and activist Eva McKay tells of the gross misinterpretation of history as it describes her people.


Mennonite Settlement in Southwest Manitoba 
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Vol. I , Page  34
Mennonites settle on the Canadian Prairies
Post 1923
Beginning of the Metigoshe Community  
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Vol.  II, Page 8
1908 - Present
Métis Intermediaries  
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Vol.  III, Page 20

Métis interpreters, present during the signing of Canada’s early Numbered Treaties and an integral part of the Boundary Commission Survey, were more than mere translators – they were peacekeepers and diplomats.
1872—1877
Métis Wintering Communities   
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Vol.  I, Page 16

1840s – 1870s

Rise of the Métis Identity    
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Vol.  II, Page 6

1801 – 1802
A new Nation born on the North Western prairies.
George Morton's Ventures  
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Vol. I , Page  20
1882 – 1883

The Morton Dairy Farm Company
John Pritchard  
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Vol.  I, Page 11
A Normally Competent Fur Trader Loses His Way
Charles Sankey 
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Vol.  III, Page 30
Over the span of his nearly 100 years he became a sailor, farmer, veterinarian, gold-panner and dedicated community worker
Lorna Smith Nature Centre
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Vol.I, Page  41
Established in 1983

Deloraine's Dr. Thornton
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Vol.  IV, Page 22

In Deloraine, in the first part of the twentieth century, if someone mentioned "The Doctor" it could refer to only one person: Dr. Thornton. 
Mrs. Weightman Comes to Canada
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Vol.  IV, Page 32

Mrs. Weightman, a widow from Berwickshire, in northern England, and her children, arrived at their homestead in the spring of 1882 after a fifty-six day journey from Edinburgh, Scotland.  

Walter Thomas - Against All Odds
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Vol.  IV, Page 42

 It was in late March 1880. A spell of warm weather had melted much of the snow, when Walter set out for Winnipeg to get more provisions.
Walter Thomas - Kitchen Table Surgery
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Vol.  IV, Page 43

 After the operation Thomas had a good meal of stewed wild duck and bannock, and was as good as new – except for the missing arm.
Cricket Anyone: The Waubeesh English Settlement  
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Vol.  IV, Page 38

 There were many attempts in Western Canada for groups from Britain to duplicate the sort of life they were used to in their home country.






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