Category Archives: Herb Lake Ghost Town

Herb Lake Trappers, MB Hydro Settlement

The Manitoba Metis Federation reached a settlement with Manitoba Hydro for compensation to trappers who lost their livelihood when the Grand Rapids Generating Station was built and became operational. (1940-1964). Many of the claims of the trappers directly affected have … Continue reading

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Requiem for Ted Taylor

REQUIEM FOR TED TAYLOR By Emily Crosby Dear Red Squirrel, I’ll miss you here at The Lake, Tho’ I saw so little of you of late. Remembering now the crib you won, Community C.B.’s, and lots of fun. Your Dad … Continue reading

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Winter in Herb Lake

WINTER IN HERB LAKE By Linda C Butler Told by Millie McLaughlin Winter was a lot of fun in Herb Lake, and as soon as the swamps froze we started skating.  Sometimes we played crack the whip, with the older … Continue reading

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The Packsack Baby

The Packsack Baby By Linda C Butler Told by the late Norman Leslie When my mother and grandmother got off the train at Mile 82 to make their way to Herb Lake, they had to walk the twelve-mile portage to … Continue reading

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Ballard’s Island

Ballard’s Island by:  L. M. Ballard God shaped a little island, The fairest he could make, He covered it with Starbloom, And set it in Herb Lake.  He blessed this little island, And counted every tree, He bade it smile … Continue reading

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Kathleen Rice, Prospector

Kathleen Rice, Prospector by Linda C Butler Kathleen Rice was recently inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame for her early prospecting work and her discovery of the first nickel deposits in Manitoba.  There are a few people living … Continue reading

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Stan’s Campout

My parents built Vance’s Store in Snow Lake in 1950 with lumber supplied by Major’s sawmill. This story took place circa 1949 after the road was built between Snow Lake and Wekusko, the train station. STAN’S CAMPOUT By Linda C … Continue reading

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