Ken Storie
I spent much of my adult life as a school teacher and administrator. I now do consulting, research and writing relating to Heritage Sites and History.

My website, Virtual Manitoba,  started with my ongoing efforts to simplify access to resources and information about the history, geography and culture of our province. Visit it at:

Another site, is a more general overview of my work.


It seems logical to me that a love of the outdoors and a respect for nature go hand in hand with a concern, in a larger sense, for the environment. I like the term, "self propelled adventure". It says it all.  I prefer to walk and paddle: better for me - better for the earth.

 Over the years I have played guitar in various bands in the Brandon area.

Right now I'm with....  Crossfyre


Heritage Projects

I have produced dozens of Heritage Projects for Municipalities and Heritage Committees. These are generally inventories of places, people and events, or focused reseach projects.

More details at:

Project Management

I also do some project management and writing for the Turtle Mountain - Souris Plains Heritage Association.
Check out their activities at:


I think that saving the planet starts at home. That is something I'm trying to explore in a section of Virtual Manitoba that I call
Healthy Communities...

“Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

Some thoughts on the study of History....

"There is an undeside to every age about which history does not often speak, because history is written from records left by the priviledged."   
Howard Zinn

“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.”

James Bryce, British historian and ambassador to the United States.

"Empires and churches are born under the sun of death."  Albert Camus

We Canadians try to be on the right side of history – but too often we fail. We fail largely because morality and money are seldom on speaking terms.

John Boyko - Glode & Mail. July 27, 2021

To commit genocide it is not necessary to build camps and ovens. All that is required is to remove the basis for a way of life.

Grand Chief John Kelly - Testimony before the Royal Commision on the Northern Environment, 1977

News File 2023

May 17