The Canadian Paralympic Team finished on a high note at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. In the last two days of the Games, Canadian athletes won gold in cross-country skiing, giant slalom, and curling, bringing the total to seven gold medals (16 medals overall). The Canadians were third overall in the gold-medal standings, no small […]
To be honest, I felt like a bit of a slug last Friday, 14 March 2014. All winter I’ve been avoiding my road bike, which hangs in the basement beside my washing machine. Work, childcare, life…these were my excuses. I do have an indoor trainer, but I would have had to move that ever-growing pile […]
Sunlight through a field, Picton, Ontario. La lumière du soleil dans un champ, Picton, Ontario. Image: Jacob Frank Bell.
The Irish Rovers in Montreal, 1968. Les Irish Rovers (les nomades irlandais) à Montréal, 1968. Image: Frank Prazak. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
On this day in 1993, Somali teenager Shidane Arone was savagely tortured — kicked, punched and burned with cigarillos — by Cpl. Clayton Matchee and other members Canada’s elite Airborne Regiment. Arone had been found by the troops breaking into the camp where Canadians were stationed on a peace-and-humanitarian mission in the dusty, war-ridden chaos […]
A.Y. Jackson on an early spring outing south of Ottawa, 1960. A. Y. Jackson lors d’une sortie tôt le printemps au sud d’Ottawa, 1960. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
Spring Fashion from Star Weekly, 1961. La mode du printemps de Star Weekly, 1961. Image: Walter Curtin. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
In September 1999, legendary Ojibwe artist and Woodland School pioneer Norval Morrisseau was presented with a sacred eagle feather by M’Chigeeng artist Blair Debassige at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation in M’Chigeeng on Manitoulin Island. Morrisseau, born 14 March 1932 at Sand Point1 near Beardmore, Ontario, was already in the advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease and […]
In a stunning performance on Wednesday, 12 March, cross-country skier Brian McKeever won his second gold of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in the men’s 1 km sprint (visually impaired division). McKeever became tangled with Russian skier Vladimir Udaltcov early in the race, but passed the other competitors in what will likely be one of […]
A Canadian soldier looking through the south entrance of the cathedral in Ypres, Belgium, 1917. Un soldat canadien en regardant à travers l'entrée sud de la cathédrale à Ypres, Belgique, 1917. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. PA-002063.
The Heritage Minutes: whether watching them makes you laugh or makes you feel nostalgic – no Canadian can deny that they are indeed, a part of our heritage. Being able to recite your favourite lines is somewhat of a Canadian barometer.1 Go ahead, we know you want to. “We need to keep our Irish names”, […]