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When American Bill Miner crossed the border to stage one of Canada’s first train robberies, people were impressed with his manners.
A Union warship’s capture by Confederates who made Canada their base during the American Civil War made for a sticky diplomatic situation.
Canada’s reputation for tolerance owes much to one Canadian whose human rights legacy lives on today.
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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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.
How a mob of men from a “respectable class” almost smothered an infant democracy.
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.
According to meteorologists, the storm that hit the city was a tornado. In Regina, it has always been popularly known as “the cyclone.”
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.
Apr 27, 2016
CBC News: Nova Scotia home to oldest known pine tree fossils
Apr 22, 2016
The Globe and Mail: A modernist gem falls victim to Vancouver’s housing market
Apr 21, 2016
The Globe and Mail: Canadian team explains why birds lived when dinosaurs died
May 06, 2016
Our Funny Bodies
May 11, 2016
Results of an archaeological dig at Cahiague, near Orillia
May 26, 2016
Revelstoke Revisited - BCHF Annual Conference
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