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5 - Lumberjack - 9 May 2014

  Lumberjack sitting on a tree stump, Kitimat, British Columbia. 16 June 1956. Un bûcheron assis sur une souche d’arbre, Kitimat, Colombie-Britannique. 16 juin 1956. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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It has been said that Canadians know more about American history than we do about our own – and I think that much has been done to remedy that. Just through our work at Historica Canada, we have seen first-hand how teachers are working to increase the amount of Canadian content they teach. There is […]

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4 - Mowat - 8 May 2014

  The inimitable Farley Mowat (1921 – 2014). L’inimitable Farley Mowat (1921 – 2014). Image: Fred Phipps, courtesy Farley Mowat.

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3 - Crystal Lake Ice - 7 May 2014

  Workers from the Crystal Lake Ice Company out for deliveries in London, Ontario, early 20th century. Des ouvriers de Crystal Lake Ice Company (la compagnie de la glace du lac cristal) font des livraisons à London, Ontario, au début du vingtième siècle. Image: Henry G. Hines. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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Les soumissions pour le concours J’écris et je crée! de Passages Canada ont été reçues. Pour une deuxième année consécutive, l’équipe de Passages Canada est à la fois inspirée et impressionnée par plus de 400 oeuvres d’art et d’écriture envoyées par des étudiants de partout au pays. Des jeunes de Squamish à St. John’s partagent […]

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The submissions are in for Passages Canada’s annual Write and Make Art! Challenge. For the second year in a row, the Passages team is inspired and impressed by the over 400 works of writing and art that have poured in from students across Canada. Youth from Squamish to St. John’s are sharing their perspectives on […]

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If you study Canadian history, you will inevitably become familiar with various “great man” narratives about how this country was built. These men, we’re told, through their strength of character and determination forged a nation from unforgiving wilderness, permafrosted tundra, seemingly endless prairies, and old-growth forests surrounded by domineering mountainscapes. If you keep studying Canadian […]

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2 - Japanese Cdn boat confiscation - 6 May 2014

Japanese Canadian fishermen have their boat confiscated by a Royal Canadian Navy Officer, 9 December 1941, Esquimault, BC. Des pêcheurs canadiens d’origine japonaise ont leur bateau confisqué par un officier de la Marine royale canadienne, 9 décembre 1941, Esquimault, BC. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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1 - Ulu - 5 May 2014

Rynee Flaherty cleans a seal skin with an ulu. Ausuittuq, Nunavut, circa 1974. Rynee Flaherty nettoie la peau d’une phoque avec un ulu, Ausuittuq, Nunavut, vers 1974. Image: Health Canada. Santé Canada. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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7 - Cadets Banff - 4 May 2014

Cadets in Banff, Alberta, circa 1960s. Des cadets à Banff, Alberta, vers les années 1960. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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6 - Rayner Portrait - 3 May 2014

Tri-Colour Rayner #2, John Reeves, 2004. A digitally manipulated portrait of artist Gordon Rayner. Tri-Colour Rayner #2, John Reeves, 2004. Un portrait digital de l’artiste Gordon Rayner. Image: John Reeves. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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On May 2, 1670, King Charles II granted a Royal Charter to The Hudson’s Bay Company.  Happy Birthday, HBC, you are looking pretty great for 344! In honour of the occasion, here’s a look at “The Bay” by the numbers: 1 beaver pelt = cost for an HBC Point Blanket in 1733 1.5 pounds = pounds of pemmican […]