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Tilston is a smaller community in the Municipality of Two Borders.  Tilston map

On July 27, 2015, the longest-documented tornado in Canadian history touched down near Tilston, staying on the ground for 2.5 to 3 hours. It was rated EF2.   The event was featured in Tornado Hunters - Aftermath Webisode #5: Tilston, Manitoba (click on link to see episode).  

Locals were also interviewed about the devastation from the tornado by local news such as this one from The Winnipeg Free Press. (click link for interview).

Tilston was served by the Canadian Pacific Railway until a spring storm in 1976 washed out the rail bridge near Lauder Manitoba. The bridge was not repaired and the line was salvaged beginning in 1978. Two grain elevators remain standing and some of the ties on the former siding are still in place. Highways 256 & 345 are the main travel routes to and from Town.

For a more complete history of Tilston, check out the link to the history book: Reflections of Time.

Click on the link to check out some great local photos of past and present on Our Heritage.