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This Old
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Memorable
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Historic Sites
of Manitoba

MHS Centennial Business: Manitoba Government Telephones / Manitoba Telephone System / MTS Allstream / BellMTS

On 5 April 2008, an MHS Centennial Business Award was presented to MTS Chief Executive Officer Pierre Blouin, at the Third Annual Manitoba Business Adventurers Banquet, by Manitoba Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard, MHS President J. M. Bumsted, and Asper School of Business Dean Glenn Feltham.

Commissioners / Chairmen

Period

Commissioner / Chairman

1908-1912

Francis Charles Paterson (1865-?)

1912-1921

G. A. Watson

1921-1945

John Edmond Lowry (1880-1951)

1945-1954

Peter Millar

1954-1974

James Ferguson “Jim” Mills (1909-1996)

1974-1980

Gordon W. Holland

1980-1981

W. John A. Bulman

1981-1985

Saul Alecs Miller (1917-1993)

1985-1987

Jean W. Edmonds

1987-1989

Paul G. Thomas

1989-?

Thomas E. “Tom” Stefanson

Superintendents

Period

Superintendent

?-1948

Henry “Harry” Coddington (1883-1965)

Chief Engineers

Period

Chief Engineer

1912-1939

Harold Edward Brockwell (1870-1945)

1939-1945

Ernest Henry Williams (c1879-1965)

1945-1952

James Ferguson “Jim” Mills (1909-1996)

1952-1956

?

1956-1972

Gilbert Alexander Muir (1912-1973)

See also:

A History of the Telephone in Manitoba by Gilbert A. Muir
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1964-1965 Season

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Garry Telephone Exchange Building (474 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Telephone System Building (166 Portage Avenue East, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. John’s Telephone Exchange Building (405 Burrows Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sherbrook Telephone Exchange Building (297 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Telecommunications Building #1 (Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Telecommunications Building #2 (RM of Victoria)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Telecommunications Building #3 (RM of Grey)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon General Museum and Archives (19 Ninth Street, Brandon)

Sources:

People of Service: A Brief History of the Manitoba Telephone System, 3rd edition by Robert H. Drain for MTS Corporate Communications, Winnipeg, 1991. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 July 2017

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