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Memorable Manitobans: Henry “Harry” John Miles (1904-1990)


Born at Bristol, England in 1904, he came to Canada in 1911 and moved to Flin Flon in 1943, where he edited the Flin Flon Daily Miner for 30 years. He then edited the magazine Northern Lights from 1973 to 1983, when he retired to Winnipeg. In Flin Flon, Miles served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, on the board of directors of the Flin Flon General Hospital, and as a lobbyist for television broadcasting in the region. He died at Winnipeg in 1990.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 May 2017

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