July 11, 2007 - Jimmie Skinner dies. Born in Selkirk in 1917, Skinner played and coached hockey, including the 1955 Stanley Cup-winning Detroit Red Wings. In his early days he spent the off season working at the family business, Skinner's in Lockport.
He is credited with starting the tradition of kissing the Stanley Cup !
July 13 1936, Winnipeg Free Press
On this date, the temperatures boil over. Dozens of weather stations reached record temperatures that still stand today. This includes Winnipeg at 42.2 degrees and Brandon at 43.3. St. Albans, south of Brandon, recorded the hottest temperature ever recorded in Manitoba: 44.4 degrees.
In Winnipeg at least 29 deaths were blamed directly on the heat, many more died from drowning in local rivers and creeks trying to escape it.