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Manitoba Listeni/ˌmænɨˈtbə/ is the fifth province of Canada.

Manitoba's capital is the city of Winnipeg.

The name Manitoba comes from the aboriginal word "manitou" which means "Great spirit". Winnipeg, along with other regions in the province, has been known as the "Gateway to the West". Lake Winnipeg is the 11th largest lake in the world and 5th largest in Canada, and along with the sizable Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipegosis, makes up much of the province's nearly 100,000 km² of water area. Manitoba's most widely-used symbol is the Bison, used by the Province of Manitoba along with many sports teams and businesses located within the province. The animal used to roam freely over the vast prairie lands in southern Manitoba and was historically an integral part of trade between many Manitoba First Nations. Another symbol of the area is the Red River ox cart, used throughout most of the 19th century in the fur trade. One of the province's most historical locations is The Forks, the area located in downtown Winnipeg at the confluence of the Red River from the south and the Assiniboine River from the west, which for millennia was a meeting place for aboriginal groups in the area. The province has produced many well-known and successful hockey players, musicians, authors, and artists. Manitoba and its capital city have also been featured in many feature films and television shows, including recent films My Winnipeg and The Stone Angel, as well as The Simpsons episode "Midnight Rx".

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Manitoba (IPA: /mæn.ɪ.toʊ.bʌ/) is one of Canada's 10 provinces, with a population of 1,182,921 (2007). It was officially recognized by the Federal Government in 1870 as separate from the Northwest Territories, and became the first province created from the Territories. It is the easternmost of the three Prairie provinces.

Its capital and largest city (containing over one half the provincial population (around 700,000)) is Winnipeg. Other cities with more than 10,000 people are Brandon, Thompson, Portage la Prairie, and Steinbach. The province is just located just north of Tornado Alley, and is bordered by two provinces (Saskatchewan and Ontario) and two territories (Nunavut and Northwest Territories. A person from Manitoba is called a Manitoban.

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Alexandre-Antonin Taché
Alexandre-Antonin Taché (23 July 1823 – 22 June 1894) was a Roman Catholic priest, missionary of the Oblate order, author and the first Archbishop of Saint Boniface in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

In late 1844 Taché entered the Oblate novitiate. He soon expressed an urge to preach to the native population of the west and was sent to Saint Boniface in the Red River Colony along with Father Pierre Aubert. They went to work with Bishop Joseph-Norbert Provencher.

Provencher ordained Taché a priest on October 12, 1845. He studied the basics of the Ojibwe language and was sent to start a mission in Île-à-la-Crosse. Later, he also became proficient in Cree and Athabaskan. In 1847, Rome created the diocese of the North-West. In June 1850, Taché was named bishop of Arath and Provencher's successor at the age of 27. He only received the news of his appointment in January 1851. He was consecrated a bishop on November 23, 1851 in Marseille by Bishop Eugene de Mazenode. Provencher died on June 7, 1853, and Taché became the bishop of St. Boniface.

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  • ...that Manitoba in made up of people from very divers ethnic backgrounds, include British, German, Ukrainian, French, First peoples, Dutch, and Poles.

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