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MHS Centennial Business: Manitou Western Canadian

The paper was founded on 13 March 1900 by R. H. Spedding. He had begun the Manitou Mercury with John Murdoch on 23 January 1885, four months after the beginning of the Village of Manitou itself, but had sold the paper in 1898. When the new owners, Rorke and Brown, dissolved their partnership in 1900, Spedding again became publisher and changed the name to the Western Canadian. It has been designated as an MHS Centennial Business.

Publishers

Period

Publisher

1900-1903

Robert Henry Spedding (1850-1924)

1903-1909

Brown and Campbell

1909-1947

William James “Billy” Rowe (1872-1947)

1947-1965

Grace Rowe (c1899-1965)

1965-?

Charles G. Hawkins

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba’s Weekly Newspapers by Major A. M. Pratt, The Manitoba Weekly Newspapers Association, 1970.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 September 2019

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