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Manitoba’s auditor general has found there are significant risks facing the archives holding the history of the province – and unless action is taken, he warns some could be lost forever.

Tyson Shtykalo released his latest report, delving into the Archives of Manitoba and its handling of historical records.

“The Archives of Manitoba is the agency or the institution that is responsible for preserving our province’s history,” Shtykalo told CTV News. “This is a crucial function. It helps us understand our path and conversely, help us plan our future.”

The Archives of Manitoba, located on Vaughn Street in downtown Winnipeg, holds 11 million items such as photos, along with 134,000 maps and 27,000 hours of audio or television recordings and film.

The records date back to the 1600s, including government records, Hudson’s Bay Company archives, along with records from significant Manitobans, families and organizations.

“Once they’re destroyed, they’re gone forever,” Shtykalo said.

To keep that from happening, he …

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