January 18: Transcona Shops open; Haselmere fire kills 9; Plum Coulee incorporates; Girl Guides; James Stuart powers off.

January 18, 1913 - The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway's Transcona Shops officially open. Above is a picture of them being built (source) and here is a more modern photo.

January 18, 1916 - The first Girl Guide Company is registered in Winnipeg. For more on early Manitoba Girl Guides.

January 18, 1974 - The Haselmere Apartments fire on Ellice Avenue kills nine people. It is the second worse fire in Winnipeg's history in terms of loss of life. 

January 18, 1901 - Plum Coulee is incorporated as a village.

January 18, 1925 - James Stuart, considered one of Manitoba's "Fathers of Electrification", dies. Also see James Stuart Electrifies Winnipeg.

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