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Dr. Louis Slotin and "The Invisible Killer"

A young Canadian scientist working on the Manhattan Project gave his life to save his friends when an experiment went wrong.

Washday: The Weekly Ritual

Doing the laundry—and doing it well—has been an integral part of female culture for generations.

Rough Science in the Bush

Like oil today, in 1843 coal was essential to economic development. But William Logan found no coal in the Province of Canada.

The First Dirigible in Canada

It wasn't the first to cross the Atlantic, or the fastest, but Canadians were still thrilled at the arrival of the first dirigible in Canada.

Travelling by Stoneboat

Explorers and settlers travelling around a country as large as Canada needed ingenuity and determination to get where they were going. 

Lifeboat Suitcase

Fear not, travellers! Your adventures out on the high seas need not be dangerous– that is, if you bring the right luggage.

Borderlands: Interview with Michel Hogue

For the Metis, the forty-ninth parallel was first a blessing, then a curse.

Going the distance

Key moments when technology brought Canadians—and the world—closer.

Bestselling Governor General

For John Buchan, writing fiction was a sideline. Yet one of his works, adapted for film and theatre, remains part of popular culture long after his term as Governor General has faded from memory.  

Women in WW2 Prison

How a Canadian woman raised the morale of fellow civilian prisoners in a Japanese Second World War internment camp.

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