Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Portage and Main 1918
On November 11, the sheer joy about the end of World War I swept Winnipeg as it did much of the country. Although there was much pride in Canada as a nation, the war left deep losses in many communities including Winnipeg with many not returning home.
Winnipeg at this point was a very young city but the dynamic of Portage and Main was established as a place to celebrate and to remember.