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Charlotte Gray

The Massey Murder: A maid, her master, and the trial that shocked a country, Charlotte Gray, HarperCollins, 2013. The Massey family are well documented figures of Toronto’s history. As one of Toronto’s founding — and wealthiest — families, their names are literally carved into the city’s streets. Massey Hall, for example, was a gift from […]

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1 - Commonwealth - 10 March 2014

A British Commonwealth poster from 1941. Une affiche du Commonwealth de la Grand-Bretagne de 1941. Image: Luntz. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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7 - Ray Mead Star Gazer II - 9 March 2014

Ray Mead, Star Gazer II, 1998. Ray Mead, Star Gazer II, 1998. Image: Ray Mead Estate/Christopher Cutts Gallery.

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6 - MacEwen Crayfish - 8 March 2014

Scuba diver Heather McEwen walking along water's edge with an elderly woman, crayfish in hand.  La plongeuse en scaphandre autonome Heather McEwen marche au bord de l'eau avec une femme âgée, une écrevisse à la main.  Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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Once and Future World

J.B. MacKinnon, The Once and Future World, Random House Canada (2013) We live in a 10 per cent world. Said again, we live in a world in which 90 per cent of the natural environment is gone. It’s a mean average, and it’s tough to fathom. Still, it’s a level claim that J.B. MacKinnon makes […]

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5  - Canadian Opera 1977 - 7 March 2014

Poster for the Canadian Opera, 1977. Une affice de l'Opéra  canadien, 1977. Image: Heather Cooper. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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4 - Aileen Hanger - 6 March 2014

Members of the Canadian Women's Army Corps having fun during a break from the course on the use of gas masks, Chilliwack, British Columbia, January 1945. Des membres du Service féminin de l’Armée canadienne en s'amusant pendant une pause d'un cours de masque à gaz, Chilliwack, Columbie-Britannique, janvier 1945. Image: Aileen Hanger. Memory Project Archives.

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3 - Korean Service Corps - 5 March 2014

Members of the Korean Service Corps, August 1953. The Korean Service Corps included Korean males who were unable to serve because of age or disability. They worked on infrastructure projects such as building roads and drainage ditches. In emergencies, they acted as ammunition porters. Membres du Corps de service coréen en août 1953. Dans le […]

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Events//Fait
Paralympics Opening Ceremonies

With the illustriousness of the Olympics — not to mention the ongoing political turmoil between Russia and Ukraine — it may be easy to forget about the Paralympics, which begin this Friday with the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi. Though often not celebrated on the same grandiose scale as the Olympics, the Paralympics feature athletic feats […]

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2. Heather MacEwen Diver - 4 March 2014

Al Hanson places a diving 'hard hat' on diver Heather McEwen's head. Alberta, August 1962. Al Hanson met un « casque rigide » de plongée sur la tête de la plongeuse Heather McEwen. Alberta, août 1962. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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7 - Seated outside cabin - 2 March 2014

Man and woman seated outside a log cabin. Un homme et une femme assis à l'extérieur d'une cabane en bois rond. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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1 March 2014 - Red Robinson

Red Robinson, circa 1950s. Red Robinson, vers les années 1950. Image : Red Robinson Collection.