February 20: Avro Arrow scrapped; Lehotsky O.C.; NHL goalie Glen Hanlon.

February 20, 1959 -Prime Minister Diefenbaker announces on the floor of the House of Commons that the Avro Arrow program is terminated effective immediately.

At least one direct Manitoba connection is Stan Brown of Brandon who was the head of electronics systems for the project. He went on to work for DeHavilland Canada.


Also see: CBC Archives Canada’s Broken Dream."

February 20, 1955 – Winnipeg Transit's Carruthers Garage opens. It was built to house trolley buses.

February 20 1959 – Television station KCND of Pembina, North Dakota is created. It began broadcasting in November 1960. The station eventually moved to Winnipeg as CKND, the seed for the Global TV media empire.

Ellice Café and Theatre
February 20, 2007 – It is announced that that the late Reverend Harry Lehotsky will be made a Member of the Order of Canada.

February 20, 1957 -Goaltender Glen Hanlon is born in Brandon. After playing three seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings he went on to a 14-year career in the NHL that included the Vancouver Canucks, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers. From 2003 – 2007 he was head coach of the Washington Capitals.

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