Photo showing ad for a Foto-Nite event in Selkirk

Foto-Nite

Some may think “Foto-Nite” is a misspelling of Photo Night, but that is not the case here. Foto-Nite was a promotional event to boost the attendance of theatres during the weekdays. Foto-Nite at the Selkirk Rothstein Theatre’s Ltd. were held from 1952 to 1962. What is Foto-Nite? The concept was copyrighted in 1939 by Fay…

Photo showing the bridge lifted as a boat is approaching in the distance.

The Selkirk Lift Bridge

The municipalities of Selkirk and St. Clements had long sought out to have a permanent link built across the Red River to replace a busy ferry service, but finding the necessary funds proved elusive. That changed in spring of 1934 when the federal government announced a $40 million national infrastructure program meant to provide employment…