Manitoba Business: Hamiota Echo

In 1901, the Hamiota Echo newspaper was founded at Hamiota by Charles W. Venables. He took on Ed Stone as a partner in 1903, taking a year off between 1907 and 1908 to homestead in Saskatchewan. He returned to Hamiota in 1908 and bought out his partner’s share of the business. He took on Walter Josey as a partner and they continued it jointly until Josey's retirement in 1950. The Josey share was purchased by Fred S. Venables and passed on to his son Don Venables. The Hamiota Echo merged with the Birtle Eye-Witness, Rossburn Review, and Shoal Lake Star in 1992 to form Crossroads This Week by January 2001.





Charles William Venables (1872-1966)


Charles William Venables (1872-1966)
Ed Stone (?-?)


Charles William Venables (1872-1966)
Walter Josey (?-?)


Charles William Venables (1872-1966)
Fredric S. “Fred” Venables (1915-1981)


Fredric S. “Fred” Venables (1915-1981)


F. D. “Don” Venables

After 1992

See Crossroads This Week


“Veteran editor passes,” Hamiota Echo, 14 December 1966, page 1.

The Story of Manitoba’s Weekly Newspapers by Major A. M. Pratt, The Manitoba Weekly Newspapers Association, 1970, pages 99-109.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 April 2019