April 1, 1961– Two provincial Crown corporations, the Manitoba Hydro Electric Board and Manitoba Power Commission, merge to create Manitoba Hydro.
April 1, 1933
– The R.M. of East Kildonan declares bankruptcy. The province had to
assume control of the municipality's debt and most spending decisions.
It took until 1952 for E.K. to be masters of their own spending again !
April 1, 1932 - The Manitoba Provincial Police force is absorbed by the RCMP.
April 1, 1919
- It is announced that the final game of the Stanley Cup final series
between the Montréal Canadiens and Seattle Metropolitans will not be
played due to an outbreak of 'Spanish' flu that struck most of the
A few days later Brandonite and Canadiens
defenseman Joe Hall died, ensuring that the series would not be resumed.
The Stanley Cup was not awarded that year. For more see my post The Death of Joe Hall.
April 1, 2008 - The Salvation Army formally hands over
the administration of the Grace Hospital to the WRHA. The current
building dates back to 1966 but there has been a Salvation Army Grace
Hospital operating in the city since 1904.