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Manitoba Business: Russell Banner

The Russell Banner originated in 1897 when George Meikle came from Saltcoats, North West Territories [now Saskatchewan] and established a folio paper that he called Canada Musings. In 1898, he renamed it The Banner. It has operated continuously ever since then.





George Greenshields Meikle (1854-1916)


Joseph “Joey” McIntyre (1875-1968)


Edward Cecil “Cec” Sanderson (1906-1984)


Clayton G. “Inky” Chaloner


Gilroy family

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Merchants Bank Building / Russell Banner Building (310 Main Street, Russell, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)


Obituary [Joseph McIntyre], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 August 1968, page 26.

The Story of Manitoba’s Weekly Newspapers by Major A. M. Pratt, The Manitoba Weekly Newspapers Association, 1970, pages 239-240.

Obituary [Edward Cecil Sanderson], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 1984, page 42.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2022

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