Fifteen people were employed at the new Coca-Cola bottling plant.
There was widespread flooding in April and May due to heavy snowfall in the winter and 2 x the normal rainfall in the spring.
Daerwood school was built to replace South-Ward School. The school division turned to its pupils to pick a name for the new school. The winning essay came from 10-year-old Barry Gordon, son of mayor W. E. Gordon.
The Manitoba Rolling Mills began a $1,000,000 expansion that created work for another 100 people.
6,218 people resided in Selkirk.
September 21, 1951
Memorial Hall’s sod turning ceremony with W.E. Gordon given the honour of breaking ground first.
First Nations people were granted the right to vote in Manitoba provincial elections.
Bethel Church began construction.
The Garry Theatre suffered from a major fire in January. A new theatre was built and opened in April.
The Agriculture Fair was “revitalized” after the war and in 1954, it boasted the largest dairy cattle exhibition in the entire west and the participation of more than 400 4-H clubs.
Approximately 5,000 people attended the opening of the new hospital.
E. R. Gardner’s Selkirk Silica Company Limited was organized.
The Dyson Pickle Plant began operation.
Selkirk Collegiate Institute was built.
The Grace Baptist Church was organized.
Selkirk celebrates its 75 anniversary and publishes a history book.
The post office moved to a new location a few blocks south on Main St.
A new building opened for the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church. It was funded by a procession of 300 people from the old Greek Ukrainian Catholic Church and was built mostly from volunteer labour.
1200 patients resided at the “Selkirk Hospital for Mental Diseases” (Now known as the Selkirk Mental Health Centre).
Ruth Hooker School was built. The school was named after the Chair of the Selkirk School Board.
300 workers were laid off at the Rolling Mills due to fierce competition in the steel industry. Negotiations with the Untied Steelworkers of America Local 5442, threatened to strike if a new contract was not in place by August. The layoff of 120 more workers at the Rolling Mills triggered a 92-day strike.
First Nations people gained the right federally to vote without having to give up their status and treaty rights.
The previously mentioned Steelworkers strike ends when most of the men were rehired to provide steel for the Manitoba Power Commissions hydro-electric project at Grand Rapids.
A new water tower was built replacing the old one built in 1909.