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Time Machine
michael snow

8 December 1869  – Timothy Eaton opened his first store on 178 Yonge Street, Toronto. A dry-goods and men’s clothing boutique, the shop distinguished itself with a “satisfaction guaranteed” refund policy. Eaton’s was also one of the first in town to snub credit, preferring cash-only sales and a no-haggling policy. 9 December 1972 – Amazingly, […]

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TIL
gimli glider

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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On Apprend!
gimli glider

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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Image de la semaine
jean beliveau

Jean Béliveau avec les As de Québec, avec qui il a joué de 1950 à 1953, avant de rejoindre les Canadiens de Montréal pour le reste de sa carrière dans la LNH. Béliveau s’éteint le 2 décembre 2014, à 83 ans, et on se souvient de lui partout au Canada, non seulement, comme un joueur […]

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Image of the Week
jean beliveau

Jean Béliveau with the Québec Aces, for whom he played from 1950 to 1953, before joining the Montréal Canadiens for the entirety of his career in the NHL. Beliveau passed away 2 December 2014, at the age of 83, and is remembered across Canada as not only an exceptional hockey player, but the embodiment of class, […]

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Things//Choses
Happy Birthday TCE

Over the weekend, the redesigned Canadian Encyclopedia celebrated its first birthday! Ah, remember your first birthday? No, I didn’t think so. Since I am logged in or updating the Encyclopedia every day, I may be the closest thing it has to family. So why not give it the first birthday it deserves? The newly redesigned […]

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Events//Fait
grey cup

The Calgary Stampeders broke the Grey Cup while celebrating their 20–16 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday. When linebacker Juwan Simpson hoisted the trophy above his head, the cup split from its base before, he said, “I politely gave it to somebody else.” Believe it or not, the Grey Cup has endured all manner […]

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bowering

1 décembre 1935 – Naissance, à Penticton, en Colombie-Britannique du poète George Bowering, l’un des plus importants poètes de sa génération au Canada, et le premier poète lauréat canadien. 2 décembre 1981 – Le premier ministre Pierre Trudeau donne son aval à la Chambre des communes qui adopte une résolution; elle aboutit à une adresse […]

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Time Machine
bowering

1 December 1935 – Poet George Bowering, one of the foremost Canadian poets of his generation and Canada’s first poet laureate, was born at Penticton, BC. 2 December 1981 – Under the leadership of PM Pierre Trudeau, the House of Commons adopted a resolution for a Joint Address to the Queen asking the British Parliament […]

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On Apprend!
currie

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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currie

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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Image of the Week
coderre

Grain elevator in Coderre, Saskatchewan. 24 October 2008. Historically, Saskatchewan’s economy centered on the fur trade. Once Europeans established settlements, agriculture overtook hunting and trapping. Wheat, once the plains were settled, was a large factor in Canada’s international dealings. Since attaining provincehood, Saskatchewan’s economy is closely linked with that of Alberta as industries and resources […]