The Story told by Contemporary News Reports

In the 1880’s and 90’s The “Big City” newspapers from Brandon and Winnipeg did pay attention to events on the “frontier”. Complete copies of many publications are now available online at: www.manitobia.ca

Other records will give us statistics, names and numbers; but it is through newspapers that we get a feel for the times.


1. Settlement News Stories

Long before the Town of Rivers was born, news from the communities in the R.M. of Daly such as Ancrum, Tarbolton, Wheatland and Roseville would occasionally appear in the Brandon Sun.


2. The Railway

The coming of the Grand Trunk Pacific was big news across the country and across the continent. Even the New York Times reported on G.T.P. plans and progress.

3, The Commonwealth Air Training Plan

Provincial and National Papers noted the creation and evolution of the Rivers Base.


4, The Town

Some articles about the growth of the Town of Rivers


* Complete copies of many publications are now available online at www.manitobia.ca.

* Manitoba's Legislative Library has numerous Manitoba Newspapers on Microfilm and available via Inter-Library Loan.


The Settlement Era

1. Roseville District

2. Ancrum, Tarbolton & Wheatland

3. Bradwardine

4. Daly R.M.





July 3, 1884 - Brandon Sun



March 31, 1887 - Brandon Sun




Dec. 19, 1888 - Brandon Sun




July 27, 1893 - Brandon Sun






Jan. 1, 1885 - Brandon Sun




June 23, 1892 - Brandon Sun








March 26, 1886 - Brandon Sun



June 18, 1896 - Brandon Sun





May 24, 1885 - Minnedosa Tribune




Sept. 27, 1888 - Brandon Sun





July 25, 1884 - Portage La Prairie Weekly



Nov. 25, 1886 - Brandon Sun




Jan. 22, 1891 - Brandon Sun






March 9, 1903 - Manitoba Telegraph














July 16, 1885 - Brandon Sun



June, 1892 - Brandon Sun



June 7, 1895 - Brandon Sun



July 24, 1895 - Brandon Sun




Dec. 12, 1895 - Daily Nor'Wester



May 15, 1896 - Brandon Sun



Feb. 8, 1898 - Daily Nor'Wester




Oct. 10, 1906 - Manitoba Telegraph



Jan. 27, 1910 - Brandon Sun














Feb. 24, 1887 - Brandon Sun




Oct. 8, 1896 - Brandon Sun







March 31, 1887 - Brandon Sun




June 15, 1893 - Brandon Sun