March 26: HBC merger; "Metro" Winnipeg formed; MEC comes to Winnipeg; Dodds the arsonist caught.

March 26, 1960 - The Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg, or "Metro", is incorporated.

March 26, 2001 - Mountain Equipment Co-op announce that they will open a retail outlet at the corner of Portage and Donald.

March 26, 1821 - Bitter business rivals Hudson’s Bay Company and North West Company merge under the HBC name.

March 26, 1913 - Serial arsonist James Dodds is arrested on Smith Street. He was responsible for setting over 200 fires in a three year period including the Radford-Wright blaze of 1912 that killed seven.

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