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The Minnedosa

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Volume 137 Issue 6 Friday, April 19, 2019 www.minnedosatribune.com 90 cents plus tax

INSIDE Burned To The Ground


this week
Town Budget
Proposed
at Over
$10 Million

MP Sopuck
Addresses
Canola Crisis

3 Photos by Darryl Holyk

Members of the Minnedosa Fire Department keep a


watchful eye as the old Cudhie/Hutton house goes
up in flames during a controlled burn excercise.

By DARRYL HOLYK

L ast Saturday morning, members of the Minnedosa Fire


Department executed a controlled burn on an old house
just south of Clanwilliam. The home, located on the east

Topham side of Provincial Road #262, less than one mile south of the
village, had a bit of significant local historical value, many

Returns from
may not be aware of.
According to Brion Pollon, Clanwilliam historian and
President of Minnedosa Regional Archives, the original log
Washington portion of the one-and-three-quarter storey house was con-

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structed in 1880 for Peter Morris (P.M.) Cudhie. Peter was
born in New Brunswick and came to the area in 1878 with
his wife Margaret and seven children. In 1882, he became The east side of the long abandoned and delapidated farmhouse
the first Postmaster of the Clanwilliam Post Office.
moments before being lit on fire by the Minnedosa Fire
Continued on Page 8 Department Saturday morning.