February 17: Loreena McKennitt born; Elmwood joins Winnipeg; Little Britain a heritage site.

February 17, 1906 - Elmwood votes overwhelmingly to join the City of Winnipeg. Residents wanted access to the city’s superior fire fighting and streetcar system. For more early Elmwood history.

February 17, 1989 - First Presbyterian Church, 61 Picardy Place in Winnipeg, is declared a Provincial Historic Site.

February 17
, 1989 - The Convent of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary, 432 Joubert Street in St. Pierre-Jolys, is declared a Provincial Historic Site.

February 17
, 1989 - Little Britain United Church, PTH No. 9 in the R.M. of St. Andrews (near Lockport), is declared a Provincial Historic Site.


February 17,1957 - Singer, songwriter, musician Loreena McKennitt is born in Morden, Manitoba.

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