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2001 population: 619,544
 (Source:
Statistics Canada)

Winnipeg is in the province of Manitoba. It is at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. The city is the provincial capital.

The city name derives from Cree for "murky water."


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Former and merged community names include:
· Fort Garry
The community developed around Fort Garry, a fur-trading post.

When employers refused to recognize the Metal Trades Council as the union bargaining agent in 1919, workers responded with a general strike. The action heightened "anti-foreign" sentiments, and led to federal intervention.

In a face-off later known as "Bloody Saturday," one person was killed and many were hurt. The government later deported 34 foreigners involved in the strike.

The intersection of Portage and Main is known as the "windiest corner in Canada."
Filming location for 2003 movie, "The Italian Job" and 2004 movie, "Shall We Dance" and 2005 movie, "Capote" and 2007 movie, "Full of It" and 2007 movie, "Across the Universe" and 2007 movie, "The Assassination of Jesse James"
Setting for 2004 movie, "Stryker"
Well-known residents have included:
· Tommy Douglas, New Democratic Party leader, premier of Saskatchewan and grandfather of actor Kiefer Sutherland
· Terry Fox, who ran a "Marathon of Hope" across Canada despite having lost a leg to cancer
· Anna Paquin, actress
· Neil Young, musician
Local bands: Guess Who, Crash Test Dummies
Nearby parks & recreation: Assiniboine Park, Kildonan Park, La Barriere Park, Little Mountain Park, Birds Hill Provincial Park
Performing arts: Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Le Cercle Moliere, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Attractions: Assiniboine Park Zoo, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, Royal Canadian Mint, Casinos
Sports teams: Blue Bombers (CFL), Manitoba Moose (AHL), Goldeyes (Northern League Baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Clothing & Textiles Hallway Museum, Dalnavert Museum, Fire Fighters Museum of Winnipeg, Fort Garry Horse Museum & Archives, Historical Museum of Saint James-Assiniboia, Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, Living Prairie Museum, Manitoba Children's Museum, Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre, Manitoba Indian Cultural Education Centre, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, Ogniwo Polish Museum, Saint Vital Historical Society, Saint-Boniface Museum, Transcona Historical Museum, Urban Shaman Gallery, Western Canada Aviation Museum, Winnipeg Railway Museum, Pavilion Gallery Museum, Seven Oaks House Museum, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba Museum, Air Force Heritage Museum, Anthropology Museum, Aquatic Hall of Fame and Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Technical College, Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology
Listed places in Winnipeg:
 Airports (1)
 Archives (1)
 Cemeteries (14)
 Colleges (2)
 Hotels (35)
 Libraries (1)
 Museums (3)
 Newspapers (5)
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Winnipeg Web sites
 Winnipeg local government
 Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce


Ancestry & family history
 Manitoba genealogy page (GenWeb)
 Manitoba genealogical society
 Canadian Genealogy Centre
 Early Canadiana Online
 Manitoba family search
 Upper and Lower Canada marriage bonds

  Census records (historic):
  1901 census
  1911 census

  City directories:
  Library and Archives Canada collection

  Immigration:
  Immigration records, 1925-1935
  Land:
  Canadian County Atlas

  Military:
  Soldiers of World War I

Archives
 Archives in Winnipeg include Archives of Manitoba

 Manitoba archive
 Library & Archives Canada

Arts

  Dance
  Royal Winnipeg Ballet

  Music
  Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

  Theater
  Le Cercle Moliere

Attractions
 Winnipeg museums


Cemeteries
 Cemeteries in Winnipeg include Belgian Cemetery, Brookside Cemetery, Brookside Cemetery, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Elmwood Cemetery, Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens, Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery, Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery, Shaarey Zedek Cemetery, St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery ... More cemeteries

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 Winnipeg area cemeteries


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 Communities near Winnipeg

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Education
Colleges and universities in Winnipeg include University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg

 Colleges in Manitoba

Entertainment
 Movies & TV shows filmed in Winnipeg

Environment
 Air quality forecasts for Manitoba
 Environment Canada
 Nature Conservancy in Canada

Events
 Winnipeg festival web sites:
  Festival du Voyageur
  Folklorama
  International Children's Festival
  Jazz Winnipeg Festival
  Winnipeg Folk Festival

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Food & restaurants
 Chowhound message boards for Canada

Government
 Winnipeg local government Web site
 Manitoba provincial government

Historical societies
 Local historical society
 Manitoba historical society

History
 Archives in Manitoba
 Library & Archives Canada
 Heritage Canada

Jobs
 Jobs in Winnipeg

Libraries
Libraries in Winnipeg include Millennium Library




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Media
Newspapers in Winnipeg include Winnipeg Herald, Winnipeg Lance, Winnipeg Metro, Winnipeg Sun, Winnipeg Times

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