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Why Women Couldn't Vote

Weakness, lack of intelligence, mental instablility — a century ago, these were some of the many reasons given for why women were unfit to vote.

Fenian Threat

A hundred and fifty years ago, Canadians were terrorized by the threat posed by Irish insurgents who were massing large armies across the border.

Remembering Beaumont-Hamel

July 1, 2016, marks the one-hundred-year anniversary of a devastating battle that remains seared in the collective memory of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.  

Pictures of Patriotism

Charles Pachter's edgy perspective brings art and Canadian history together in new and unusual ways.

Roots: Family (History) Counselling

Take an eclectic approach to learning. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to genealogy.

The Explorers' Garden

In the dead of a typical Canadian winter, a rose by any other name than Explorer would not be as hardy.

Blackfoot 'Bacco

Tobacco in Alberta? The nomadic Blackfoot people cultivated it in this unlikely place long before European contact. Curiously, the beaver played a role.

The Mystery of Mr. McIntosh's Apple

In the spring of 1811 John McIntosh was out in the woods of southeastern Ontario, clearing land where the village of Dundela would soon appear. Little did he know that he was about to take his place in history.

Fractious Farming at the Fur-trade Posts

Gardening was a common pursuit at the fur-trade posts from the very start, but that didn't mean it came easily.  

Lettuce & Labrador

The terrain is often forbidding and the climate harsh, but that hasn't discouraged some resourceful souls over the centuries from coaxing life out of Labrador's unyielding soil.

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