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Quote//Citer
curiosité

« N’est-ce pas la curiosité qui nous retient à la vie ? » – Marie-Claire Blais, Un sourd dans la ville Image : Curiosity, Brian Donovan.

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Quote//Citer
crack

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” Image: Underpass 2, Zebble.

DeLorean
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Cette semaine la DeLorean d’Historica Canada nous ramène à la capture de Fort Beauséjour et le début de la fin de l’Acadie; le départ de Paul Kane de Toronto vers l’ouest (avant le boom pétrolier); la disparation de Roald Amundsen, voyageur norvégien du passage nord-ouest; le « Bloody Sunday » (Dimanche sanglant) de Vancouver, pas celui qu’a […]

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Time Machine
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This week the Historica Canada Time Machine takes us back to the capture of Fort Beasejour and the beginning of the end for Acadia; the departure of Paul Kane from Toronto for the west (pre-oil boom even); the disappearance of Roald Amundsen, Norwegian Northwest Passage passer; Vancouver’s Blood Sunday, not the one U2 sang about; […]

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Brian Jungen, Prototype for New Understanding #5, 1999, Nike Air Jordans et cheveux, 56 cm x 68 1/2 cm x 13 cm. L’œuvre de Brian Jungen est une fusion de choc entre le moderne et le traditionnel. Son « Prototype for New Understanding #5 » fait partie d’une série de masques influencée par l’art de la côte […]

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Image of the Week
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Brian Jungen, Prototype for New Understanding #5, 1999, Nike Air Jordans and hair, 56 cm x 68 1/2 cm x 13 cm. Brian Jungen’s work is a clash of modern and traditional. His Prototype for New Understanding #5, one of a series of masks with Northwest Coast influences constructed with Nike Air Jordan sneakers, explores […]

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Events//Fait
Roger Alexandre Normandy

Two years ago I sat in a church hall in the lovely Normandy village of Le Mesnil-Patry, at a luncheon for  visiting Canadian teachers, hosted by a group of French seniors who lived through the Nazi occupation of their country in the Second World War. The sandwiches and salads were delicious, as was the wine […]

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Normandy Medical

Le Caporal suppléant W.J. Curtis du Corps de santé royal canadien (CSRC), panse la jambe brûlée d’un petit français, sous les yeux de son frère, à Boissons en France, le 19 juin 1944. Dans le cadre de l’invasion des Alliés dans la France occupée par les nazis, les forces canadiennes ont débarqué sur la plage […]

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Normandy Medical

Lance-Corporal W.J. Curtis of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) bandages the burnt leg of a French boy, whose brother looks on, in Boissons, France, 19 June 1944. As part of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France, Canadian forces landed at Juno Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Over two months of fighting followed […]

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Image of the Day//Image du jour
5 - Vancouver Chinatown - 30 May 2014

Postcard of Chinatown, Vancouver, 1955. Une carte postale du quartier chinois, Vancouver, 1955. Image: © Rolly Ford/Heritage Vancouver.

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Image of the Day//Image du jour
4 - Cleaning Rifle - 29 May 2014

Private C.R. Rizza of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, cleans his rifle, circa  7-8 July 1944, Normandy, France. Soldat C.R. Rizza du Highland Light Infanty of Canada, nettoie son fusil, vers 7-8 juillet 1944, Normandie, France. Image: Lieut. Ken Bell. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. PA-136954.

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Events//Fait
Empress

Nettie Beckstead never expected to be on board the Empress of Ireland in the first place. The 42-year-old Salvation Army member from Morrisburg, Ontario, had finished nursing school in Manitoba the previous year, and was looking forward to a quiet summer visiting family in eastern Canada. She learned only days before the voyage that her […]