September 17: Portage Place opens; Birtle's Eye-Witness; Clarendon Hotel's temporary reprieve.

Portage Place
September 17, 1987 - Portage Place Mall opens.

September 17, 1994 - Blue Bomber Blaise Bryant nets 249-rushing-yards at Ivor Wynne Stadium setting a new club record. The record stood until August 2009 when it was broken by Fred Reid.

September 17, 1891 - The Birtle Eye-Witness is founded. The original publisher, Edmund James Wilson, remained at the helm until 1943. In January 2001 a number of rural papers: The Birtle Eye-Witness; Hamiota Echo; Rossburn Review and Shoal Lake Star were merged to form Crossroads This Week.

Former Clarendon Hotel
September 17, 2010 - The long-vacant Clarendon Hotel reopens as the MTS Exhibition Centre. It has since been demolished.

September 17, 1962 - Scott Arniel is born in Kingston, ON. Drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 1981, he played for six seasons with the team. He returned to the city a decade later to play, then coach, the Manitoba Moose. He was named AHL coach of the year at the end of the 2008 -2009 season.

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