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It is sometimes possible, when the fog isn’t too thick, to see a pink-white-and-green flag flying proudly from one of the great hills overlooking St. John’s harbour. The “PWG” tricolour as the flag is locally known, has become a modern symbol of independence, or republican aspiration, for many Newfoundlanders. On March 31, 1949, Newfoundland and […]

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1 - Pontypool  - 31 March 2014

  A fire insurance map of Pontypool, Ontario, 1904. Un plan d’assurance incendie de Pontypool, Ontario, 1904. Image: Charles E. Goad.  Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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7 - Boy with Dog - 30 March 2014

  A boy with his lead dog, Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan. March, 1955. Un garçon avec son chien-guide, Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan. Mars 1955. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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6 - Bush Pilot - 29 March 2014

Bush pilot Cliff Labey  in front of his plane, Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan. March, 1955. Le pilote de brousse Cliff Labey  devant son avion, Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan. Mars 1955. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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5 - Eat Less Bread - 28 March 2014

  British war rationing poster from the First World War. Une affiche britannique encourage le rationnement pendant la Première Guerre mondiale. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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4 - Shilly Shally - 27 March 2014

Portrait of snowshoers Harry and Sheila Thomson. Shilly Shally Lodge, Gatineau Park. No date. Les raquetteurs Harry et Sheila Thomson. Chalet Shilly Shally, parc de la Gatineau. Sans date. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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3 - Fenian Volunteers - 26 March 2014

Fenian Raid volunteers, Frank Iveson (centre) and Peter Crerar (left) with unidentified men. Metcalfe, Ontario, 1865. Des bénévoles des raids féniens, Frank Iveson (au centre) et Peter Crerar (à gauche) avec des hommes inconnus. Metcalfe, Ontario, 1865. Image: Library and Archives Canada/PA-103906.  

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People//Personnes
A lone green tree stands amongst the reddish-brown soil and mud huts of Kipao.

To those unfamiliar with Kenya’s dusty, remote and under-developed Tana Delta it may seem like an odd place to launch a mobile technology-based project. However this region accommodates both mud huts and modern mobile phones without difficulty. Kenyans have embraced the mobile revolution fully and the residents of the Tana Delta are no different. During […]

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2 - Trail Riders - 25 March 2014

Trail riders in Williams Lake, BC, c. 1950s. Des randonneurs à Williams Lake, BC, vers les années 1950. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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1 - Tom Thomson - 24 March 2014

Tom Thomson, fishing on a rock in the Oxtongue River, c. 1910s. Tom Thomson, faisant de la pêche sur une roche dans la rivière Oxtongue, vers les années 1910. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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7 - Water Witching - 23 March 2014

A man attempts to find water in a field using water witching. Peace River, BC, 1954. Un homme dans un champ essaie de localiser une source dans un champ. Peace River, BC, 1954. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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Events//Fait
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When I was about 8, my parents took my sister and me to Point Pelee National Park – our day began with a morning of hiking and spotting white-tailed deer, and culminated with an afternoon swimming in what were (for me) massive waves. A couple years later, we returned to the same park and found […]