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MHS Centennial Business: Dufferin Leader / Valley Leader (Carman)

The newspaper began as The Dufferin Leader in Carman, established in 1897 by John W. Jamieson. The first issue, dated 3 March 1898, announced: “We are sending out three editions of the Leader on trial, and trust that at the end of that time those who receive it will have formed a favourable opinion of the manner in which it is conducted...” In 1976 the name was changed to the Valley Leader. The newspaper was closed in May 2020.

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John W. Jamieson (1853-1910)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Leader Block (69 Main Street, Carman)


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

Postmedia shutting down Manitoba newspapers amid COVID-19,” Global News, 28 April 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 May 2020

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