Cora Hind was born in Toronto, Ontario and received her education in Flesherton and Orillia. She moved with her aunt to Winnipeg in 1882. Here her aunt was determined he would become a school teacher. However, Hind had other ideas. Her greatest dream was to become a newspaper reporter.
In 1901, Hind was offered her first position on the staff of the Winnipeg Free press as market and agricultural reporter. Hind steadily built up a reputation as a crop and stock expert. It was no surprise to see her actively judging livestock at a local fair. Also when Hind totaled her reports on the size of the crop yield, grain exchanges waited nervously. Prices on the international market soared or fell on release of her figures. In dealing with hundreds of millions of bushels, her margin of error was often less than one per cent.
Hind’s many honors included an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws presented to her by the University of Manitoba, a diploma from the Manitoba Agricultural College and in 1935 she was made an honorary life member of the University Women’s Club.
Upon her resignation from the Free Press, Hind put her whole heart into organization of the Red Cross in the three Prairie provinces.
Hind was a genius in her field. She entered a male-dominated world and emerged a champion. She never lost sight of her goals.