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Stones of Mystery

Nobody knows why the large boulders of Melville Peninsula stand upon small stones, nor who placed them there.

Mystery at Mack Lake

Who owned the guns, the books, the camera, and the rotted tent, found in the wilderness 75 miles from Churchill? And why did he never return for them?

The Evil Deeds of Dr. Cream

Was Jack the Ripper a University of McGill graduate?

A Day for Laurier

Few Canadians may be aware of it, but Laurier, like Sir John A. Macdonald, has a special day named after him.  

The Language of Métis Folk Houses

A distinctive people, a distinctive language. Is it any wonder the Métis also built distinctive homes?

Open Book: Finding Franklin

An excerpt from Russell A. Potter’s new book about the search for the explorer’s lost ships.

Roots: Origin Stories

DNA testing seems like the key to unlocking your family's ethnic history. But is it really?

Scooping the War

For the cameramen of the Second World War, half the battle was about making their film the first to hit the newsreels.  

Bows and Arrows

The Indigenous hunters of the Plains were skilled archers on horseback, and their expertise has become one of the prevailing images of the Old West.  

Selling the Prairie Good Life

A century ago Canada West magazine beat the drums for immigrants to fill the vast unbroken prairie. But those drums beat louder in some places than others.

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