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Added to the names of gentlemen employees already mentioned, we are at least able to mention four more: Walter Logan, George Dewar, Cal. Paisley and Joe E. Collier.

A t the time of this wri ting ( 1968) , a new MTS building, situated on the site of the old Baptist Church is nearing completion.


Shortly after 1870 the Registrar General of Manitoba appointed

  1. J. J ames as District Registrar for the Portage Ia Prairie area. Until that time the Hudson's Bay Company Factors were charged with the responsibility of recording title to land. Mr. James held office until 1878.

Land Titles Office.

The first application for a title under the Real Property Act of 1885 was made by the Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay, covering Sections 8 and 26 of Township 10 and Range 7 West of the Principal Meridian in Man­ itoba.