Headshot of John Christian Schultz

Schultz Ave

Dr. John Christian Schultz had come to prominence by leading the “Canadian faction” opposing Louis Riel’s efforts to make Manitoba a province.  He invested in Selkirk and came to own the land that became Clandeboye, Manitoba and Superior Avenues.  He built the first Merchants Hotel in 1877. A Real Scallywag After Louis Riel had negotiated…

Picture of James Colcleugh

Colcleugh Ave

Colcleugh Avenue is named for Selkirk’s first Mayor and founder, James Colcleugh. As a contractor on the telegraph line between Rat Portage and Manitoba, Colcleugh reached a spot tentatively called “Selkirk” which was to be “the crossing” of the Red River.  The location was just a mark on a railway map – not even a…