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Our History: April 1968

You could renew your old discer or one-way for $350 or less and save up to $2,100 with a bearing set advertised by Loewen Manufacturing in our April 4, 1968 issue.

That April was a big month in world news — U.S. President Lyndon Johnson announced he would not seek re-election, Reverend Martin Luther King was assassinated and Pierre Elliott Trudeau was elected Liberal leader.

We reported that following a two-day meeting in Boissevain, the Turtle Mountain Resource Council was officially recognized by the Manitoba government as the first inter-municipal resource council to be recognized as an official spokesman on resource conservation. The council later became a Conservation District. Our editorial that week praised the initiative and noted the urgent need to deal with soil erosion and other problems in the area, including the indiscriminate draining of potholes.

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