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The Gentleman Bandit

When American Bill Miner crossed the border to stage one of Canada’s first train robberies, people were impressed with his manners.  

The Chesapeake Piracy

A Union warship’s capture by Confederates who made Canada their base during the American Civil War made for a sticky diplomatic situation.  

The Virtue of Tolerance

Canada’s reputation for tolerance owes much to one Canadian whose human rights legacy lives on today.  

Capturing the North

Photographer Lorene Squire’s pioneering forays into northern Canada in the 1930s provided fascinating views of the North — but her career would tragically be cut short.  

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1816: The Year Without Summer

Miserable. Gloomy. Freezing cold. In Canada, winter can be all these things. But in 1816, that’s how the summer unfolded — and it would take nearly seventy years before we would understand why.

Parliament in Flames

How a mob of men from a “respectable class” almost smothered an infant democracy.

Wonderland or Wasteland?

In the late-1800s, few Canadians cared whether crops would grow on the southern prairies. Most believed it was a barren wasteland. But then a drive to settle the Last Best West changed everything.

Regina's Day of Wrath: The Killer Cyclone of 1912

According to meteorologists, the storm that hit the city was a tornado. In Regina, it has always been popularly known as “the cyclone.”

Newfoundland's 1914 Sealing Disaster

What’s now known as the 1914 Sealing Disaster refers to two separate, simultaneous tragedies on the sea that spring. A raging blizzard was the catalyst that led the SS Southern Cross and SS Newfoundland to suffer a combined loss of 251 men.

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