- Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Photo courtesy of Cecil Pittman archives. Location of future five-plex located behind the Bank of Commerce.
Week of November 16, 2016
By Cecil Pittman
80 years ago, Friday, Nov. 13, 1936
Lesley Gunn had his right hand badly cut Monday afternoon while sawing wood north of Springhill. He was brought to Neepawa hospital and had his thumb amputated.
70 years ago, Thursday, Nov. 21, 1946
Mr. Herbert Cottingham, chairman and general manager of the Manitoba Power Commission since 1933, retired Oct. 31 and Mr. W.D. Fallis, formerly comptroller, has been appointed general manager.
Mr. W.D. Fallis, who now holds the position of general manager of the commission, was born in Neepawa and completed his education in Portage La Prairie, where he was residing when he joined the construction staff of the commission in 1930. He later held various positions in the held office staff, including that of statistician.