Little Lake Park was officially opened and Mayor Bud Oliver unveiled a marker recognizing Little Lake as an Ecologically Significant Area
The School of Psychiatric Nursing Closes. Following its close, the program developed into a four-year Bachelor degree through the University of Brandon. The quality of nurses who graduated from the program at Selkirk were comparable to none.
The Selkirk & District Community Foundation was incorporated
A devastating blizzard hit the Red River Valley April 5 & 6. Up to 50 cm of snow was left in its path
Severe flooding in the Red River Valley throughout April and May, became known as the “Flood of the Century”. Military personal were housed at the Recreation Complex to defend against the water
Selkirk received City status
The Forensic Unit was completed at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. It is vital for the care and treatment of patients not deemed criminally responsible
The old Post Office was put up for tax sale. Once again, volunteers and the City of Selkirk saved it
Selkirk hosted the World Junior Hockey Championship the winter of 1998-1999. A record was set for World Junior event ticket sales
The grain elevator was closed by Agricore and was later demolished in 2002
Selkirk was one of four communities to host the Western Canada Summer Games
The Selkirk wharf area was transformed into the Selkirk Waterfront
Manitoba’s first Amphibex is purchased by the North Red Community Water Maintenance Inc., a corporation formed by the City of Selkirk and the rural municipalities of St. Andrews and St. Clements
The Selkirk Steelers won the Anavent Cup in game 7 with 4 overtime periods to go to the RBC Cup (National JR. A Championship)
The Tyndall Building opens at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre and a new Acquired Brain Injury program is started. This building also facilitated the closing of the Infirmary unit for the care and treatment of psycho geriatric patients.
The Red River Valley was experiencing record breaking flooding