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The August long weekend is upon us, and no doubt we’ll all be making the most of what remains of summer by heading outdoors. Should the unthinkable happen and the weather turn, we’ve got you covered with a selection of the ten best Canadian summer movies. So when the campfire’s too damp for s’mores, grab some […]

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When one first enters Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes, which has a free public opening tonight and will be on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario through November 25, the first work encountered is Ojibwa artist Michael Belmore’s Shorelines (2006). Shorelines is a kind of map fashioned from […]

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« Salvage! Every Little Bit Helps. » « Récupérez! Chaque morceau compte! »Une affiche élaborée  par Sia R. Chilvers, aux alentours de la Première Guerre mondiale (1914 – 1918). Des centaines de milliers de canadiens ont participé à la Première Guerre mondiale, soit dans le pays soit à l’étranger. Apparemment, même le chien de la famille aidait. Image : […]

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“Salvage! Every Little Helps.” Poster designed by Sia R. Chilvers, circa World War One (1914-1918). Hundreds of thousands of Canadians participated in the First World War, either at home or abroad, and even the family dog helped out, evidently. Image: Library and Archives Canada/1983-28-190.

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Cette semaine la DeLorean d’Historica Canada nous ramène à la déportation des Acadiens; la vente du «  Bluenose II »; la création de Petro-Canada; la Loi de Terre de Rupert; la « Loi sur les dépenses électorales »; l’alliance de Brown et Dorion; et la naissance de Frank Calder. 28 juillet 1755 – Les Acadiens qui refusent de […]

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Time Machine
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This week the Historica Canada Time Machine takes us back to the deportation of the Acadians; the sale of the Bluenose II; the creation of Petro-Canada; the Rupert’s Land Act; the Election Expenses Act; the Brown-Dorion alliance; and the birth of Frank Calder. 28 July 1755 – The Nova Scotia Council decided to expel Acadians […]

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When you edit an encyclopedia, you learn something new every day. Sometimes it’s mundane, but other times it’s something fascinating that must be shared, like the fact that not all beavers have tails. Therefore we’re collecting all of the fascinating things we’re learning as we comb through and edit The Canadian Encyclopedia. Here’s this week’s roundup of […]

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Lorsqu’on édite une encyclopédie, on apprend chaque jour quelque chose de nouveau. Parfois c’est banal, mais d’autres fois, on découvre quelque chose de fascinant qui se doit d’être partagé. Saviez-vous, par exemple, que certains castors n’ont pas de queue ? C’est pour ça qu’on rassemble toutes ces infos fascinantes quand on passe au crible et qu’on édite l’Encyclopédie […]

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On 26 July 1784 a gang of men armed with hooks and chains seized from ships showed up at the home of David George, a Black preacher. They beat him and drove him into a swamp (George did survive the horrific incident) before demolishing his and 20 other homes. So began the first recorded race […]

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Un jour maussade sur le lac Opeongo dans le parc provincial Algonquin, le plus ancien parc provincial de l’Ontario et le premier parc provincial établi au Canada. Notre unique Chantal Gagnon a pris cette photo, et et lorsque je lui ai demandé de la commenter elle a dit « Je dois y retourner dès que possible. » […]

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A gloomy day on Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Provincial Park, the oldest provincial park in Ontario and the first provincial park in Canada. Our own Chantal Gagnon took this photo, and when asked about it, she said, “I need to get back there as soon as possible.” Hard to disagree. Image: Chantal Gagnon/Historica Canada.