November 27, 1876 - The entire community of Hecla Island is quarantined after an outbreak of smallpox kills 30 of 145 members. The quarantine lasted nine months.
November 27, 1942 - Winnipeg's first civic election with adult suffrage in effect takes place.
In a 1940 referendum, voters agreed to extend the vote to all adult Canadian citizens that had been living in the city for more than a year. Prior to that, one had to be a landowner or living in a rented home or full apartment. A large segment that was missed were those living "in one room". This included rooming house resident, a lodger in another person's house or adult children still living at home. The Depression, and the declining condition of housing stock in Winnipeg thanks to the Depression, swelled the number of people living in such conditions.
It increased the number of potential voters by 30% - to 152,531.