April 3, 1929 - The official opening ceremony of the 1,300 km long Hudson Bay Railway takes place. (Also see.)
April 3, 1966 – Manitoba Conservation Officer Charles Morrish drowns when his vehicle breaks through ice while on a trap-line patrol.
April 3, 2005 - The Juno Awards are held in Winnipeg for the first time.
highlight of the show was to be a performance by former Winnipegger
Neil Young, who always maintained that he would perform at the awards
if they were ever held in the 'Peg.
however, suffered a brain aneurysm weeks before the show and could not
attend. Fellow Canadian k d Lang, already scheduled to perform Leonard Cohen's Halleluiah, stood in for Young and sang Helpless.
April 3, 1942 - Charlie Regelous dies. He was a founder of the West End Orioles Athletic Club, a 1940s Manitoba junior hockey powerhouse. The club was a forerunner to Orioles Community Centre.
April 3, 2012 - The Avenue Building reopens as a mixed-use apartment building. It had been vacandt for a decade.