R.M. of Lansdowne /  History / Pivotal Events

Timeline ... 1940 - 1949


The World


December, 1941 the United States enters the war after the  Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour

1945 – WW2 ends..


Canada


Aug. 19: Nearly 1000 Canadians die and 2000 are taken prisoner in the failed raid on Dieppe.




Manitoba


Rationing and consumer goods shortages become a way of life.
Manitoba Power Commission decides to extend  service to more rural areas.


Arden and the R.M. of Lansdowne

1940


The first combine bought by Oscar G. Reilley.
Arden Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion formed.

1942

The Western Canada Elevator in Helston becomes the Helston Coop.

1945

The return of soldiers, many with war brides, signals the beginning of the “Baby Boom”.

1946

Helston Co-op Elevator torn down.

1947

Dr. G.M. Brownell, Chairman of the Historic Sites Advisory Board, reports on the archaeological value of the mounds and the Indian Village in the Arden area.

Mass chest X-Rays authorized.

Addition made to War Memorial.

1949

The Legion puts a plaque on the war memorial.



Hydro construction began in the Lansdowne area.