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1897 Letter Praising the Galician Settlers

What follows is a letter to the “Manitoba Morning Free Press” from an employer praising the Galician settlers. This is an open letter to Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interior

Tuesday, August 3, l897

THE GALICIAN SETTLERS

A good deal has been said throwing doubt upon the value of the Galician immigrants who have come into Manitoba this season. Undesirable indivi­duals are inevitable in any large body of immigrants but from the testimony given below there is every reason to anticipate that these will prove an industrious and Continue reading

Ukrainian Settlement in Toronto, 1903-14

By Zoriana Sokolsky

 The arrival in Toronto of twenty-three-year-old Panteleymon (Peter) Ostapowich with his two friends, Wasyi Neterpka and Joseph Strachalsky, on April 15, 1903, marked the beginning of the Ukrainian settlement here. Born in East Galicia (West Ukraine), they first immigrated to the eastern United States and then from the coal mines of Pennsylvania came on to Toronto in search of work, as many other Ukrainians were later to do. Walking along the commercial streets of Spadina and Queen and wondering what to do next, they were overheard by a Galician Jew who was distributing bread from his horse-drawn carriage. The good man brought them to his bakery on York Street and   after feeding them and giving each a loaf of bread took them to his friend’s house at 49 Continue reading

THE GALICIAN SETTLERS-1897

Manitoba Morning Free Press Friday, July 23, 1897

The letter of Dr. Joseph Oleskiw, published in another column places the situation of the immigrants from Galicia to this country in a serious light. Surely Dr. Oleskow is not in a position to be mistaken when he describes those who have come, as a class, as in a state of utmost po­verty, dirty and destitute. Some, it is well known, are not without means. Winnipeg merchants may have sold greater or smaller quantities of goods; but they have not said much about it, the volume of trade has not been perceptibly affected. To dealers in one of two small Continue reading

GALICIANS AT YORKTON

Manitoba Morning Free Press
Thursday, July 8, 1897

The New Arrivals Located In the Sliding Hills District Public Works For Their Benefit

Originally from the July 3 Yorkton Association Enterprise

The sharp toot from the engine of a special train on Monday drew all the citizens from their avocations to go and see a fresh contingent of Galicians arrive. Eight densely loaded coaches drew up alongside of the platform, and immediately some 500 future Yorkton settlers at last realized a faint idea of what their future home and future market town was like.  The town and the general aspect of the country was not very entrancing just then, mud and wet everywhere. However Continue reading