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.
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.