April 12, 1876 - The federal government transfers the territory of New Iceland to the newly created District of Keewatin. (Also see New Iceland Museum.)
April 12, 1980 - Winnipeg-born Terry Fox
begins his Marathon of Hope by dipping his artificial leg into the
Atlantic Ocean at St. John's, Newfoundland. Sadly, he would never reach
April 12, 1872 - Winnipeg receives a record 33 cm of snow in a single day.
April 12, 2004
- CHUM announces that they have purchased Craig Media and their
A-Channel stations in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg as well as CKX in
April 12, 1946
- The final joint edition of the Winnipeg Tribune / Winnipeg Free Press
rolls off the presses. The two former rivals started the joint
publication in November 1945 after a typographers strike crippled their
press rooms. For more.
April 12 2008 - Fire guts the K.U.B. Bakery on Stella Avenue.
April 12, 1930 - The village of Makinak, Manitoba burns leaving 150 people homeless. Today Makinak is a ghost town.
April 12, 1898
- Helen Dallas is born in Hastings England. She moved to Winnipeg in
1919 to study music and went on to become a popular local singer and
actress. She gave her final recital at the Winnipeg Art Gallery at the
age of 85. For more on the life and career of Helen Dallas.