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Memorable Manitobans: Grant Wright (1936-2002)

Editor, publisher.

Born at Flin Flon on 16 June 1936, son of lawyers Orson F. Wright and Mary Arlene “Mollie” Grant (1904-1968), he contracted polio as a teenager and was forced to wear leg braces and crutches for the rest of his life. He attended Brandon College and the University of Winnipeg, graduating from the latter with a BA degree. He studied journalism at Columbia, Missouri then moved to The Pas where he became editor of The Pas Herald. In 1961, he went to Thompson and founded the weekly Nickel Belt News. Over the next few years, he partnered with, then bought out his competition, The Thompson Citizen and continued to publish the joint newspaper until his death on 4 October 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 October 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 April 2020

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