Ken Storie:  Writing etc.

Vantage Points V: Stories highlighting the history of the Turtle Mountain - Souris Plains area.

Vantage Points IV: Stories highlighting the history of the Turtle Mountain - Souris Plains area.

The Vantage Points Books are available from the Turtle Mountain Souris Plains Heritage Association.


A Community History - 2023

Rising Above: The 2011 Flood in Brandon

A Brandon Sun Publication

Turtle Mountain and the Souris Plains: Our History

An overview designed for classroom uses. Each school in the region has a copy in Binder Format and the entire projects is available as a website with enhanced images and online as PDF files.

Booklet Download

River Journeys In Southwestern Manitoba

I self-published this little volume in 1996 and designed my first website based upon the research. That website is still current,
making it one of the longest running websites in Manitoba.


False Starts: Travels Through Time Along the Rivers of Southwestern Manitoba

More False Starts: Communities and Change in Western Manitoba


The Robinson Case

2nd Place, Manitoba Writer's Guild "Hard Boiled Fiction" Contest
Sept. 1988.As presented on CBC Radio.

The Electric Guitar, and its role in the Birth and Evolution of Rock n’ Roll


A Choose-Your-Own Adventure

General Rosser's Legacy,   Manitoba History, Fall 2007

Mb. History Bio

Research Projects

Much of my research and writing was commissioned by Municipalities and Heritage Associations and financed by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program. Aside from a few printed copies, usually in Binder Format, many articles have not been published or otherwise widely distributed in hard copies.

I do have ready-to-print pdf copies of most of my projects for those who prefer that format over a website and will happily grant permission to anyone who would like to print or otherwise distribute my work.

Ken Storie -  kenstorie3@gmail.com

The Chapman Museum

Captain Large and the Empress of Ireland

Locally Made - Pioneer Industry

Booklet Download - Part 1: Boundary Taril - East
Booklet Download - Part 2: Turtle Mountain and the Souris Plains

Train Tracks - Stories From A Railway Town

Shelterbelts in Manitoba

The Grand Trunk Pacific in Rivers, Manitoba

Cherry Point

The Argyle Icelandic Settlement

1000 Words - Pioneer Photographers in the Southwest Corner

The Sekine Bicycle Co. in Rivers Manitoba

Sourisford Crossing

Killarney Stories

Connected: Brandon's Railway History

The birth and growth of the Wheat City - it's all about the railways.

The Chapman Museum

Turtle Mountain and the Souris Plains - An Overview


Images of Baldur

Dakota Stories

The Souris River

The Sunshine Highway

The Souris Bend



Heritage Projects

I have produced dozens of Heritage Projects for Municipalities and Heritage Committees.
These are generally inventories of places, people and events or focused reseach projects.

All projects are delivered in Binder format, and most are online.

Special Places

Special Places Projects were developed by the Historic Resources Branch as a method of creating Community Inventories of Heritage Resources and subjecting the sites to an analysis process that will help communties protect and use their heritage resources to best advantage. I piloted the first projects in 5 communities in 2008. The projects are in Binders that allow for updates and additions. They are available in Municipal Offices and/or Libraries and Museums in host communities.
Many of the projects are available on Heritage Websites I created and maintain for those communities. Links are included in this list.

Baldur & Argyle R.M | Boissevain | Carberry | Gladstone | Hartney & Grassland RM | Melita | Killarney

Pipestone RM | Rivers & Area | South Central Planning District | The Swan River Valley | Two Borders MunicipalityVirdenWawanesa

Notable People

Notable People Projects build upon the work done in Special Places Projects.

They begin with a typical inventory of people selected from a carefull examination of available local history volumes. A short biographical entry is made for each person deemed to have had some lasting influence on the developement of the community.

Baldur & Argyle R.M | Carberry | Hartney & Grassland RM | Melita | Pipestone RM | Wawanesa

Pivotal Events

Pivotal Events Projects as the final component of the three core collections that, along with Special Places and Notable People, will help communties protect and use their heritage resources  to best advantage.  With local history volumes as our guide, and with previous heritage projects and local museums as  a resouce, we create a comprehensive illustrated timeline that puts a community's pivotal events into context and renders them in an entertaining and accessible fashion.

Arden / Lansdowne | Baldur & Argyle R.MHartney & Grassland RM |

Pipestone RM | Rivers & Area  | 

The "We Made" series offers short biographies of influential people in a community.


Pipestone RM


Milestones details the key events that helped shape a community.

Turtle Mountain Mud: Manitoba's Coal Mines (2018)

Direction, writing and narration for this short documentary.

Brandon's Steamy Past

Research, Writing and Narration. (2017)

(Online Companion)


Webmaster & Content Provider


A portal to a wide variety of content: collections, guides, maps, history, the outdoors and more.

Virtual Manitoba, started with my ongoing efforts to simplify access to resources and information about the history, geography and culture of our province. 

Heritage Website Projects

Argyle Municipality

Arden / Lansdowne

Cardinal and Area

Deleau and Area

Hartney / Grassland

Killarney & Area

Melita and Area

Pipestone RM

Prairie Lakes Municipality

Rivers and Area

Two Borders Municipality



Museums in The Turtle Mountain - Souris Plains Region

Wakopa   :    Booklet Download