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The Community of Douglas is situated in the RM of Elton. 

Douglas is situated ten mile east of Brandon Manitoba on the main line CPR, at the junction of Highway #1 and Provincial Road 340. Douglas was named after Sir John Douglas-Campbell, Governor General of Canada from 1878-1883, and it came into being with the coming of the railroad in 1881-1882. Douglas is located on an island on the north edge of the Douglas marsh, which is known world wide by bird lovers for the Yellow Rail. It is in the southeast corner of the Rural Municipality of Elton.

History:

After the railroad arrived at Douglas, it became the activity center for supplies and services for the area. In the early days, there were two passenger trains and a local east and west each day. The community also boasted grain elevators, a doctor office, post office, two general stores, barber and butcher shop, blacksmith, a low and high school, two churches, livery stable, machinery dealer, coal and wood, milk delivery, and later, a service station and garage. Recreation facilities included a skating and curling rink with natural ice, and a town hall with food, dance and concert facilities. The First World War saw many residents join the military. A cenotaph was erected to list and honor the dead and still stands at the community hall today. 

During the First and Second World Wars, the land around the village was more intensively cultivated, and the area grew the normal crops of wheat, oats and barley. The Second World War saw the railway through Douglas become the focal point for receiving and dispatching goods and personal for the military base at Camp Shilo. After the war ended, rail traffic declined with no passenger service as of today.

Facilities - Recreation, Parks, Culture
In 1999, Douglas area residents support a full service Post Office, convenience store, village hall with lots of events, United Church with regular services, elementary school and rink with curling and skating. There are about 50 homes in Douglas today. The community benefits from a residential area to its south, which brings school children and store and post office patronage. The population is diverse with retirees, nurses, Century 21 Realtor, teachers, truck drivers, farm workers and commuters who work in nearby Brandon, CFB Shilo, Carberry and local rural farms. Douglas is policed by the RCMP, with emergency services provided by CFB Shilo. The population holds steady, with a large number of multi generational farm families and local residents. It is a grand place to live and raise children, and boasts good, hard working and very caring people.

Local Attractions

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I love learning about people’s New Year’s resolutions. The enthusiasm that comes with the New Year is contagious. And there is this major surge in willpower to take on new challenges. The problem shows up one month later. There is a massive drop-off in the number of people actually doing anything about their resolutions. This applies to commitments big and small. The question is which 4 ... Read More...
Posted by Darla Helena on 2014-01-02

Construction and Expansion

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Sometimes all it takes is a few simple fix-ups to improve the look of your home and make it more marketable.  Even if you don't plan to sell in the near future, a change of face can make your home more comfortable and appealing.  If your kitchen, bathroom and other rooms in your home look wary and tired but you can't afford to tear everything out and start over again, here are a few cost-effective ... Read More...
Posted by Tammy Waterfield on 2014-03-01
Just as you take your car for a regular tune-up to ensure it continues to run smoothly, your home also needs some special attention.  There is a lot more to keeping up a house than cutting the grass and clearing snow away from the driveway. Ensuring your home "looks" good and is in proper working order not only makes it more attractive and comfortable, but it  can also increase the market ... Read More...
Posted by Tammy Waterfield on 2014-01-30

Family & Kids

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One of the many services a REALTOR provides when you are selling your home is an effective marketing plan.  An important part of that overall plan may be an "open house"  for prospective buyers.  Your REALTORS are already working with buyers who may be interested in your property.  These REALTORS will inspect your home with their buyers in mind, and will act quickly when they feel ... Read More...
Posted by Tammy Waterfield on 2014-08-07
Ok, so you have sold your home and you are now ready to plan your move!  This is an exciting and yes, overwhelming time as there is alot to do to prepare.  You want the move to your new place to be smooth and painless!  If you take some time to plan it out properly, it should, in theory, be just that.....SMOOTH AND PAINLESS! Things to think about...... When is your moving date?  ... Read More...
Posted by Tammy Waterfield on 2014-06-18

Parks & Recreation

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After what must be the coldest winter in the history of the world (perhaps an exaggeration, perhaps not) I thought try and provide some hope for eager Westman golfers. Here are the latest opening dates that I can find for some the local courses (looks like there is still a bit of waiting to do): Deer Ridge - First fairway is still wet and will reevaluate this weekend https://www.facebook.com/pages/Deer-Ridge-Golf-Course/165025030213682 ... Read More...
Posted by Stacey Chudley on 2014-04-22
With one of the longest winters I can remember, I'm certainly looking forward to spring fever.   Here's a great website with some tips on spring cleaning.  http://www.styleathome.com/organizing/organizing-ideas/10-spring-cleaning-tips/a/901  I'm sure some of you reading this are already experiencing spring conditions, here in Brandon we're experiencing the first warm spell ... Read More...
Posted by Larry Jago on 2014-02-18

Market Reports and Conditions

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This is a list of Canada's Best Places to Live 2014: Small-Sized Cities. Haven't heard of half of these places, wouldn't it be amazing to explore more of what Canada has to offer and be familiar with every province and territory! St. Albert, Alta. Strathcona County, Alta. Boucherville, Que. Lacombe, Que. Rimouski, Que. Repentigny, Que. Blainville, Que. Fredericton, N.B. Stratford, Ont. Aurora, ... Read More...
Posted by Julie Stanley on 2014-09-15
So you have decided to take the big leap and purchase your first home.  CONGRATULATIONS!! Most of us have a "dream home" tucked away at the back of our minds - something with four bedrooms, two fireplaces and a panoramic view.  How about a little reality check before you go looking for that dream?? What if all the money you had went into the purchase and mortgage payments for that wonderful ... Read More...
Posted by Tammy Waterfield on 2014-09-10

Shopping

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New to Brandon is Waves Leisure, offering the Beachcomber line of Hot Tubs, Pool Installations, Indoor Gaming options and Biogaurd pool and spa chemicals.   Trent and his staff have a full service department to assist you with any maintenance needs.  You can visit their booth at the Brandon Home and Leisure Show, April 11-13, 2014 at the Keystone Centre, or at their store location Unit #30 ... Read More...
Posted by Jen Pearson on 2014-04-03
1) Find the Right Realtor.  Look for someone with experience in the area, someone who is easy to reach and responds to phone calls, text messages or emails, and one you have an easy time talking to about your wants and needs. Ask them how many times they have represented a buyer since it’s a good idea to find a Realtor who has worked with many buyers. Learn how much experience they have ... Read More...
Posted by Kim Vandaele on 2014-01-13

Sports & Activities

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A friend of mine used to say that there were two certainties on any May two-four weekend in Canada; bugs and beer. One is a welcomed inclusion. The other, not so much. But with these simple tips, you can help reduce the nuisance in an eco-friendly way - without killing the very environment you are enjoying; Many people claim a simple plastic bag filled with water will ward off flies. Hang it over ... Read More...
Posted by Bill Nicholls on 2014-05-02
My post this month is going to veer away from my normal market reports in and around the Neepawa area of real estate. Is it me or are the Canadian NHL teams just not that good anymore? Is the NHL becomeing a watered down extension of what used to be? With only one Canadian team vying for Lord Stanley is this a sign of the times, that are National game is slowing becoming someone else's game??? Even ... Read More...
Posted by Troy Mutch on 2014-04-16
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