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MHS Centennial Business: Souris Plaindealer

The first edition of the Plaindealer was issued at Souris on 7 April 1892, with George Selby Perry as publisher and A. T. Curtis as compositor. It was designated as an MHS Centennial Business.

The newspaper closed in March 2020.

Publishers & Editors


Publisher / Editor


George Selby Perry (1866-1948)


Thomas Dickie (1860-1935)
William Jack Barclay (1870-1955)


William Jack Barclay (1870-1955)


Gordon Alexander McMorran (1885-1966)


Reginald Miller “Reg” Sanderson (?-1988)


Garth Edwin Stouffer (1929-1993)


Bill Sanderson, Jeanne Sutton, Shelley Ross


Shelley Ross


Corner Pocket Publishing


Glacier Media Group

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Barclay Building (35 Crescent Avenue West, Souris, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)


“Western Canadian Editors,” Grandview Exponent, 24 February 1905, page 5.

“Local news,” Glenboro Gazette, 13 June 1912, page 1.

“Birthday congratulations to [W. J. Barclay],” Manitoba Free Press, 9 November 1912, page 47.

“Pioneer Manitoba newsman dies, 82,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 September 1948, page 4.

The Story of Manitoba’s Weekly Newspapers by A. M. Pratt, Manitoba Weekly Newspapers Association, 1967, pages 661-662.

Southwestern Manitoba newspapers shut down,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 2020.

We thank Judith Hudson Beattie and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 September 2022

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