January 25, 1988 - The A.E. McKenzie Company Building on 9th Street in Brandon is designated a Provincial Heritage Site.
January 25, 1988 - The Trappist Monastery Ruins, rue du Monastére, St. Norbert, is designated a Provincial Heritage Site.
January 25, 1927 - 24 year-old Wilfred Bonnin is hanged in Winnipeg for the murder of Maurice Garvie during a bank robbery on May 28, 1926. (For more on the robbery.)
The cold lasted until January 29th. During that time there were numerous fires, at least one death and workers such as the gas light men were reported to have a hard time of it. On the 24th trains stopped running in Southern Manitoba as it was too cold to "steam them back up" after stopping in places like Douglas, MB. Despite the cold numerous outdoor hockey games carried on.
January 25, 1968 - Billy Beal dies. In 1906 the African American immigrated to the Swan River area of Manitoba, the first black to settle in the area. He was a carpenter, writer, photographer and secretary-treasurer of the local school division for nearly 40 years. In 2011 the region's library was named for him. (Also see.)
January 25, 1890 - Writer, explorer and HBC Employee Captain William Kennedy dies. His house on River Road near Lockport is a provincial heritage site. (Also see.)