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Manitoba('s) :

  • is called the Keystone Province due to its shape and because the longitudinal centre of Canada runs through the province. [challenged -- see Viewers' Comments]
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  • was called the Postage Stamp Province because of its initial small size when it became a province of Canada in 1870.
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  • slanted north-eastern boundary meets Hudson's Bay at the 89 degrees west longitude. This point is on the same meridian as the confluence of the Mississippi & Ohio rivers. Apparently, this was planned rather than being a coincidence.
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  • The Dominion Land Survey that divided Western Canada into ranges, townships & sections, began in Manitoba. In 1871, surveying began on Canada-U.S.A. boundary at a distance of approx. 10 miles west the Red River (of the North).

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • Lower Fort Garry was named by Canada's History magazine to its list of Canada's top 10 national historic sites. [2011]
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  • The Hudson’s Bay Company archive records , spanning the first 250 years of its history from 1670 to 1920, have been included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s(UNESCO) Memory of the World Registry.
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  • leads all Canadian provinces in promoting and supporting energy efficiency according to the 2006 national report card authored by the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA).
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  • was the first province to give women the right to vote.
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  • is Canada's most ethnically diverse province with more than 43 different cultural groups.
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  • firefighters established North America's first Fire Fighters Burn Fund in 1976. The group was headed by Martin Johnson and Gary Macdonald.

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • Manitobans own more summer cottages/cabins than any other group in the world (approx. one in eight families).
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  • The Manitoba World Invitational Lion Dance Championship , held in 2005, was the first Lion Dance competition held in mainland North America [2006].
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  • is claimed to have the largest percentage of children under 15 years of age in Canada [July, 2007].
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  • is claimed to have the fourth-lowest rate of people over 65 in Canada [July, 2007].

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    Manitoba claims to be the centre for the study of the fur trade because :

    (1) it has possession of the archives of the Hudson's Bay Company .

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    (2) York Factory , on Hudson's Bay at the mouth of the Hayes River, was established as the Hudson Bay Company's (HBC) first major permanent fur trade post in the West. From this port, the HBC shipped its furs to England (starting 1684).
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    (3) Lower Fort Garry (The Stone Fort) is the oldest intact fur-trade stone fort in North America -- built 183?.
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    (4) Upper Fort Garry -- conducted the Hudson’s Bay Company’s trading and administrative functions from 18?? to 18??.
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    (5) it is home to Canada’s National History Society that has assumed the publication of ‘The Beaver’, a magazine originally published by the HBC. -- It is Canada's second-oldest continually published consumer magazine.

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    Manitoba's 'Magic' story:

    (1) Winnipeg is the birthplace of Dean Gunnarson.
    (2) Winnipeg is the birthplace of Doug Henning.

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    (3) Winnipeg is the home town (birthplace [?]) of James Cielan.
    (4) Winnipeg is the birthplace of Don Virgoe.

    --Click here for more information on these performers. --

    (5) Manitoba is home to a large concentration of young magicians, boys and girls enjoying the art of magic, as members of 'The Society of Young Magicians'. This resulted through the organizational skills of Wm. H. M. Brace.
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    (6) Transcona was the birthplace of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) in 1922.
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    (7) "The Linking Ring", magic's most widely-read publication, was first published in Winnipeg by Len Vintus from 1922-26. -- See Visitors' Comments below.
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    (8) Giroux is the home of 'Philip's Magical Paradise', western Canada's only museum of magic and illusion.

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    Manitoba(’s)

  • Lake Winnipeg is the 11th largest lake in world in surface area. -- Its watershed,
           (1) is the second-largest in North America.
           (2) in the west, extends to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains
           (3) in the east, to within approx. 80 km (50 miles) of Lake Superior,
           (4) in the south, to the north-eastern tip of South Dakota, &
           (5) in the north, drains into Hudson's Bay via the Nelson & Churchill Rivers.

    --Click here to view a map of the watershed. --

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  • Lake Manitoba & Lake Winnipegosis are two of the largest 12 lakes in Canada. There are approx. 100 000 other lakes in the province.
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  • Grand Beach , on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, is considered one of the top beaches in North America. Many large & small beaches exist in the province.
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  • Little Limestone Lake :
           (1) is a marl lake (changes colours as its water temperature changes). It is claimed to be the largest & also the finest marl lake in the world.
           (2) For more information, click here.

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    Manitoba(’s)

  • Oak Hammock Marsh(’s) - (between Stonewall & Selkirk):

           (1) is the national headquarters for Ducks Unlimited Canada .
           (2) was awarded the British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award in the category 'Best Environmental Experience' (in 2002).
           (3) recognized as the nation’s Best Outdoor Site at an ‘Attractions Canada’ award ceremony (in 2000).
           (4) won the 2006 Tourist Industry Association of Canada's 'National AwArd for Tourist Excellence'.
           (5) is on the 'Ramsar List' (see Delta Marsh).

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    Manitoba(’s)

  • Delta Marsh(’s) -- (north of Portage la Prairie on Lake Manitoba)

           (1) is one of the largest freshwater marshes in the world.
           (2) peak staging populations have exceeded two million ducks and geese.
           (3) is on the Ramsar List . [The Ramsar Convention (1971) was the first intergovernmental treaty between nations for the conservation of natural resources]
           (4) for information about the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, click here .

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • has 12 natural regions within its boundaries. They are :
           (1) Northern Transition Forest     (2) Arctic Tundra
           (3) Hudson Bay Lowlands             (4) Precambrian Boreal Forest
           (5) Manitoba Lowland                    (6) Aspen/Oak Parkland
           (7) Western Upland                        (8) Souris Till Plain
           (9) Tall Grass Prairie                     (10) Turtle Mountain
           (11) Pembina/Tiger Hills             (12) Assiniboine Delta

  • To read "A bow to all living things", a Winnipeg Free Press article describing the variety of
    lifeforms in Manitoba, click here .

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    Manitoba(’s)

  • is the second largest producer of potatoes in Canada.
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  • accounts for 80-95% of Canada's sunflower production.
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  • has the only tracts of 'tall-grass prairie' in Canada.
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  • has the highest aboriginal population per capita in Canada.
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  • own more cottages per capita than anywhere else in North America.
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  • was the location of the History Channel's productions Pioneer Quest & Quest for the Bay.
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  • Northern Manitoba was on the "Washington Post's" list of top 10 international destinations for 2004.
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  • saw the creation of the North West Mounted Police , the forerunner of the RCMP.
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  • is home to 80 call centres. [2004]
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  • Manitoba farmers are building consumer demand worldwide by providing high-quality products for grocery baskets and dinner tables in more than 130 countries around the world [2007].
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  • Manitoba has been called the "grey wolf capital of North America" [2010].

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    University of Manitoba(’s)

  • ranks second in Canada with a total of 8 Synergy Awards [2005]. -- For information on the Synergy Awards, click here.
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  • A University of Manitoba team composed of students from both computer science and engineering took first place overall in the competition, and first place in the flight category at 'The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Program Executive Office for Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation' 2006 annual student competition for unmanned aerial vehicles at the Webster Field Annex in St. Inigoes, Maryland.
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  • and the Cangene Corporation have been recognized with the Synergy Award for Innovation. The Synergy Awards for Innovation honour the most outstanding achievements of university-industry collaboration.
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  • Freshwater Institute is the headquarters in Canada's central & arctic region for the activities of the Fisheries and Marine Service of the federal Department of the Environment.
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  • The Innovative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems Inc. is building its headquarters at Smartpark at the University of Manitoba.
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  • Cold Water Survival Group , under the direction of Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, focuses on cold water survival and encompasses research in a broad spectrum from human physiology, to clothing and equipment research and development, to public safety education and policy.
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  • Microsoft's Bill Gates Foundation has given the University of Manitoba almost $22 million to expand research of HIV prevention in the developing world. -- A further donation of $6.8 million was made in Feb. of 2006.
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  • is the fourth in Canada and first in Western Canada for the number of Rhodes Scholars.
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  • National RSG(?) High Performance Training Centre is located at the 'Max Bell Centre' . This is the training facility for the Canadian Senior Group Team (age 15 & over) in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
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  • runs the best pediatric research program in Canada
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  • operates the national training program in asthma & allergy medicine
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  • Merck Froost has donated $750 000 to assist in asthma & allergy research
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  • AstraZeneca Canada has awarded a $500,000 grant to the University of Manitoba to help improve health care in rural & remote areas of Manitoba.
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  • 'Straw Bale Research Building' -- to be researched .
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  • the Univ. of Manitoba, the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, and RTDS Technologies, as partners, have earned a '2005 NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation' from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada's largest science and engineering granting agency.
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  • the Univ. of Manitoba & Vector Construction Group, as partners, have won a '2005 NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation' from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada's largest science and engineering granting agency.
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  • Faculty of Music has received a one million dollar gift from Donald Wright, the man known as the 'Jingle King'. [2005]
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  • has received a donation of $2.6 million from Husky Energy Inc. to help fund biofuel research. [2005]
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  • will be the first university in Canada to offer a doctorate program in peace & conflict studies. -- It is one of only 14 such programs offered in the world. [2005]
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  • are in possession of a Bible that appears to be one of the first King James Bibles ever printed. Original first editions printed in 1611 in England have sold for more than $400,000 US at recent auctions.
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  • Bisons volleyball team has won 10 national titles in CIS (Canadian International University} volleyball, making them the most decorated team in the history of the league [2006].
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  • was been awarded nearly $25 million by the United States Agency for International Aid to expand & a unique HIV/AIDS program in southern India [2006].
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  • a group of U of M's food students won first prize at the American Association of Cereal Chemist 2007 product development competition.
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  • a group of U of M's students, lead by Paul Furgale, entered a robot plane competition in 2006 held by the Association of Vehicle Systems International and the Program Executive Office for Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviaition. -- Their craft, dubbed 'The Turkey', placed first in the overall competition and in first place in the flight category.
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  • is the site of the Manitoba Manufacturers' Hall of Fame, the first of its kind in Canada. -- It is located in the Faculty of Engineering Bldg. [2008]
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  • according to a 2008 global study by the Ecole des Mines de Paris, the university ranked 89th globally, and tied for fifth in Canada, in the study of 377 universities that looked at a single indicator: the number of graduates who are CEOs of the world's biggest companies.
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  • is the site of the project named the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Geomicrobiology and Climate Change. The federal Gov't is giving the University of Manitoba $10 million over a period of seven years as part of a wider study into climate change in Canada's Arctic. Manitoba and Greenland have teamed up to explore why Arctic sea and glacier ice is melting so quickly. [2010]
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    University of Winnipeg(’s)

  • has been ranked by 200? Maclean's magazine as being among the top undergraduate universities in Canada.
  • is the new site of the Centre for Sustainable Transportation.
  • is the first post-secondary institution in Canada to prohibit the sale of water in plastic bottles. [2009]

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    Brandon University

  • Brandon University Bobcats mens' basketball team won the 2006-7 Canadian Interuniversity Sport [CSI] Silver Medal.

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    Asper Centre for Enterpreneurship

  • has accumulated 28 first-place finishes in international business plan competitions [2006].

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    Manitoba Museum [in Winnipeg]:

    (1) is the only museum in Western Canada to have earned the prestigeous Michelin Green Guide's 'highly recommended' rating in its 2003 Canadian guide to Canadian tourist destinations.
    (2) has the finest sample of wax rubbings in Canada. These are reproductions of petroglyphs produced by ??.
    (3) won the Canadian Tourism Commission's 'Win with Winter in Canada' award in ??.
    (4) is home to the 'Nonsuch'. -- Click here for information about this ship. --



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    Manitoba(’s)

  • has the lowest priced hydroelectric power in North America.
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  • energy-efficiency programs are the best in Canada (according to 'The Energy Efficiency Alliance').
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  • University College of the North:
    (1) has two main campuses, at 'The Pas' and at 'Thompson'.
    (2) will become the first in Canada to offer a degree program in midwifery targeted specially to aboriginals.
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  • Manitoba Telecommunications Services (MTS) is Canada’s third-largest national communications provider.
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  • commitment to the LEED standards in the building industry has been stated by Rodney McDonald, founder of the Manitoba chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, as the most far-reaching in North America [2006].

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    Manitoba(’s)

  • AAA Alarms [a subsidiary of MTS] is the first and only monitoring company in Western Canada whose operators are all graduates of the Security Industry Association (SIA) training course.
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  • Manitoba Curling Association Bonspiel is the world's largest and oldest curling event.
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  • In 1984 and 1995, Manitoba swept all four major Canadian Championships, winning the Men's, Women's, Junior Men's and Junior Women's . Also in 1984, the Senior Men's title come to Manitoba.
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  • Manitoba Historical Society is the second-oldest historical society in Canada.

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    Manitoba(’s)

  • 2006 provincial highway map was named by the both the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials, and U.S. Department of Transport as:
    [a] the best official published transportation map,
    [b] the people's choice award.
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  • Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors is the oldest such organization in Canada.
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  • Urban Search & Rescue team :
    (1) is only one of five rescue teams across Canada.
    (2) is considered Canada's premier cold-weather team.

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  • Manitoba Hydro('s) :

    (1) is the 4th largest utility in Canada.
    (2) has constructed 16 hydroelectric generating stations within the province. The hydroelectric capability of these stations is approx. 5000 megawatts. The total hydroelectric potential in northern Manitoba is another approx. 5000 MW.
    (3) Manitoba HVDC Research Centre developed 'RTDS™', the world's first and still premier, real time digital simulation. This technology is now used in over 60 countries.

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  • The Institute for Chartered Accountants of Manitoba reports that Manitoba had the nation's highest employment rate [2004].
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  • is classified as third most affordable in Canada among relocation destinations for corporate transferees.
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  • Blue Cross plans were organized provincially on a not-for-profit basis beginning with Manitoba in 1939.
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  • is the birthplace & remains the centre of the internet pharmacy business.

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • 'Ernst & Young’s Global Biotechnology Report 2004' ranked Manitoba as the fastest growing biotechnology sector in Canada.
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  • has been referred to as the 'Hemp Capital of Canada'.
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  • aboriginal firefighters have won the National Aboriginal Fire Fighters Competition on ten occasions.
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  • has signed a hydroelectric energy pact with 14 mid-west American stsates. [2005]
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  • forms part of Canada's 'Four Corners Region' at its north-west corner. It shares this location with Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, & Nunavet.

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • The 'Suzuki Foundation' stated that Manitoba’s climate change plan is the best of all the provincial and territorial plans. The province has set a goal to reduce emissions in line with the Kyoto Protocol. [2005]
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  • provincial under-19 football team won the 2005 Football Canada Under-19 Championship.
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  • has led the nation, every year from 1995 to 2004, in having the highest proportion of tax-filers reporting charitable donations.

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • business climate is one of the top three in Canada & is poised for strong growth, according to Stephen Owen, the federal minister for Western Diversification. [2005]
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  • Manitoba Rural Search & Rescue Association has introduced a pet therapy program where dog owners & their dogs visit homes, etc. It is claimed that this is the first of its kind in Canada.

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • justice system was honoured with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada
    '2005 Award of Innovative Management'. -- It was recognized for cutting court delays in domestic violence cases.
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  • provincial gov't is set to become the first province in Canada to ensure that none of the clothes that it buys are produced in 'sweatshops'. [2006]

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • was recognized by 'Business Week' magazine as the top regional government in the world when it came to dealing with climate change.
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  • MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) has listed Manitoba's graduated driver's license program and police enforcement powers as the best in Canada for 2003, 2004, & 2005.
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  • Manitoba artists won a total of eight awards (going to six Manitoba artists) at the 2005 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • Rainbow Society is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to fulfilling the favourite dreams of Manitoba children suffering from a life-threatening illness.
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  • The Freshwater Marketing Corp. , the non profit federal Crown corporation, buys 14 species of fish from 2,550 commercial fishermen in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the North West Territories.
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  • Health Science Centre possesses the only Siemens Artiste machine in North America. This device uses non-invasive adaptive radiation therapy that adjusts the energy beam to match the size of the tumor.

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • Winnipeg Free Press 15-part series The Hermetic Code took first place in the editorial category at the 200? Canadian Newspaper Assoc.'s Great Ideas Contest .
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  • Jackson Springs Natural Premium Spring Water was awarded the Gold Medal for best non-carbonated bottled water at the 2012 Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition. -- Jackson Springs is a natural spring water acquired from a protected company-owned source located in the Sandilands Provincial Forest near Middlebro, Manitoba.

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • Creative Retirement Manitoba :
    (1) a school that specializes in seniors' education and is the largest of its kind in Canada
    (2) was awarded by the Canadian Council of Learning with its Sharing the Flame Award for their dedication to life-long learning.[2007]

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • The Fraser Institute's 2007 survey of mining company officials stated that Manitoba ranked first among 65 jurisdictions around the world when it comes to creating a healthy policy environment for mining investment and exploration.
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  • Healthy Child Manitoba is claimed by the Health Council of Canada to have "the most promise of anything they're doing across the country".[2006]

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • Domestic Violence Front End Project :
    (1) was selected as one of eleven winners for the United Nations Public Service Awards in 2006. -- Manitoba was the only jurisdiction in North America to be honoured in 2006.
    (2) For more info, click here.

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    Manitoba('s) :

  • Pickseed (of Manitoba?) provided two varieties of perennial ryegrass seed used in seeding 13 giant stadiums across South Africa that were used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup (of football/soccer). -- The two varieties, Zoom perennial ryegrass and SR4600 perennial ryegrass, were produced by growers in Beausejour, Ste. Anne, Starbuck and a fourth in the Red River Valley.

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  • Canadian Navy's ship the HMCS Winnipeg is a multi-role patrol frigate. These frigates are in the 'Halifax' class which are the work-horses of the Canadian Navy task group concept. The ship holds the record for the number of boardings in a single deployment. During their 230-days away, the crew of ‘HMCS Winnipeg’ boarded 136 ships, and conducted more than 1,800 hails.
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  • Prof. Jay Doering, head of civil engineering at the Univ. of Manitoba, considers that the Red River Floodway was an earth-moving project on the scale of the construction of the Suez & Panama Canals.
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  • The 'Historica Fairs Program' began with a pilot fair in Winnipeg in 1993. Five Fairs were held in 1995 with one of them being in Brandon, MB.
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  • 2005 -- The Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corp. predicted that Manitoba will be the only province to see increases in housing construction both this year and next.
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  • 2005 -- The Consumers Association of Canada has declared that Manitoba has the second-lowest auto insurance premiums in Canada.
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  • Manitoba firsts in history of radio (from the Winnipeg Free Press of June 20, 2015

    First licence issued in Canada for a commercial radio station
    First election broadcast in Canada
    First publicly owned radio station in Canada
    First female broadcaster
    First educational broadcasting in Canada
    First Cree-language broadcast in Canada
    First radio broadcast of an entire hockey game
    First French-language station in western Canada
    First station to provide news "on the hour every hour"
    First FM station in Western Canada
    First regular Ukrainian-language broadcasting in North America
    First recordings of Neil Young
    First recordings of Burton Cummings and the Deverons
    First station to play the Beatles in North America
    First "information/current events" format in Canada
    First station to broadcast a women's hockey game
    First automated radio station
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  • An 'Elmwood Giants' baseball uniform (in black & orange with a #16) is on display in the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo. It is speculated that it was worn by Ted (Double Duty) Radcliffe when he played for the team.
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  • Gold Strike:
    (1) is a horse known as the 'Manitoba Missile'
    (2) won the prestigeous $500,000 Labatt Woodbine Oaks in 2005.
    (3) at the 2005 Canadian Thoroughbred Racing's annual awards, was named:
            (a) Horse of the Year
            (b) Champion Older Male Horse of the Year
            (c) Champion Male Turf Horse of the Year.
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  • The federal constituency of Churchill is the largest constituency in area in Canada.
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  • The Manitoba legislature contains the largest number of women (18) of any Canadian legislature.
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  • With 11 000 immigrants in 2006, Manitoba lead the nation with the highest rate of immigration.
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  • 30 Ojibway Indians from Manitoba and Northern Ontario served in the Nile Expedition of 1884.
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  • The world's largest channel catfish are found in the Manitoba's Red River.
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  • Canada's longest single-word place name is Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik Lake , near Red Sucker Lake, Mb. It is near the slanted boundary between Manitoba & Ontario. -- It means " where the wild trout are caught by fishing with hooks". -- The lake is located at: 54° 01’ 42” N. Latitude and 93° 3’ 59” W. longitude. -- For a map, click here.
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  • Manitoba has Canada's largest herd of mares used for pregnant mares' urine collecting. [2002]
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  • The word Manitoba is found outside the province of Manitoba at these locations in Canada:

    (1) Mount Manitoba (Yukon) -- click here.
    (2) Le Manitoba (Québec) --
    click here.
    (3) Fosse Manitoba (Québec)


    Allen R. Kear [Winnipeg] -- The phrase "the Keystone Province" was created by the first Governor-General to visit the new province in a speech at Winnipeg's City Hall shortly after Manitoba became a province.

    For more information of this phrase and the Governor General's name, visit his statue and read his plaque on the West entrance of Manitoba's Legislative Building.