Why is all the old MTS YouTube videos gone?

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BellMTS removed many former YouTube videos from MTS that were great memories of their history including the 25 years of cellular services in Manitoba. Why must you remove all these?
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I'm assuming someone out there must've downloaded them. Maybe they'll reappear someday.

I did a quick search and found the following site. Maybe this is the one you're talking about?

http://www.visualmktg.com/wp/projects...
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I hope JG is right and some start to reappear on other people’s channels. Wish I’d downloaded some. :( On a similar note, I keep meaning to add historical info to the MTS Wikipedia page. I worked on the introduction of Ultimate TV/VDSL2 and the original greenfield and brownfield fibre roll-outs. And there’s (or was) an MTS museum run by retirees that would have tons of cool things that should be captured before it gets lost or forgotten.
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I think the MTS Pioneers still have their museum in the old Norwood Telephone exchange in St. Boniface.
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Is it open to public Clifford?
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Sorry Amanda I was typing too early (5am) when I typed Museum, I meant clubhouse in the Norwood Exchange on Horace St, but I would not be surprised that they do have some of the older MTS stuff around.  

I recall seeing the old MB Govt Telephone truck they rebuilt and I think I read somewhere one of the retired members was acting as a historian for MTS before the sale to Bell.  Not sure if this person is still doing that after the sale.

If you wanted to follow up they are now known as the "MTS Volunteers" and have a telephone listing.  Apparently they split off  as a local group  from the The Telephone Pioneers of America and became independent doing the same thing.

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I'd been in contact over email with Harry M. a few years ago, but I haven't gotten any response from him since. I was really hoping he could arrange a tour of the museum, especially with his expertise and all. I fear he may have fallen ill or passed, as I'm sure it's unlikely he would stop doing it if he's passionate about it.

I sure hope the collection doesn't just get sold off, or worse, thrown in the garbage. There are many collectors out there who still enjoy the old phones and such, and not just selling them for a profit like many people do these days.