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File d00345 - "The Metropolitan" - Final Edition

Bus driver in front of Birds Hill Provincial Park bus Line up at toboggan slide Metro computer installation Winnipeg's last trolley bus at the Carruthers Avenue Garage Bus drivers of chartered buses in costume for Canadian Bar Association Convention City Hall and courtyard, facing Market Avenue New Conservatory in Assiniboine Park

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"The Metropolitan" - Final Edition

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  • 1938, [between 1960 and 1971] (Creation)
    Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer
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ca. 85 photographs : b&w prints ; col. Prints ; contact sheets

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The Information Officer (Information Research Officer prior to 1967) was responsible for compiling, interpreting, and preparing written information for the use of the Chairman, Council, and Directors of the Metropolitan Corporation, and for explaining to the public the Corporation's aims, policies, and activities. This involved establishing good relations with and disseminating information to the press, radio, and television, and maintaining a library of informative material on municipal government, affairs of the Corporation, and other subjects of concern to the Corporation. The Information Officer was directly accountable to the Executive Director. The position was first held by Arthur Fletcher, during which time the position was called "Information Research Officer". Fletcher stepped down on November 11, 1966, leaving the position vacant for several months. On May 4, 1967, Council voted to appoint Allan S. Bready to the position and change its title to "Information Officer". Bready began on June 1 and remained in his position until Metro's dissolution in 1971.

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File contains photographs collected and/or commissioned by the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg for the publication "The Metropolitan". The photos' content includes parks, transit, aerials of the Greater Winnipeg Area, roads and bridges, and Metro events. Most of the photos have marks and text that have to do with their size and layout in the publication, as well as cutline captions. Photographer is unknown.

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