Sunday, October 2, 2022

Canadian History

From Newfoundland to British Columbia, to the farthest reaches of the Territories in the great white North, Canada is a country steeped in rich history.

The explorers who mapped the vast terrain make up but a portion of Canada’s fascinating tales. The immigrants who followed came to find better lives. Through hard labour, they endured to construct homes, villages and cities on vast, empty lands. And then those sturdy newcomers invented amazing things they and the world could use.

Canadian stories are filled with grand adventures, deep passion and love of country. Come along with me to explore the intriguing history of Canada. You just might be surprised.

Battle of Paardeberg Drift, Canadians in the Second Boer War

Battling against the British Empire, the Boers of South Africa refused to live under the rule of the British Imperial government. The Boers were...

The Massacre at Lachine: Prelude

On the night of 4 August 1689, an army of fifteen hundred Iroquois warriors crouched on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River....

Canadians Invested Millions in Victory Loans in WWI and WWII

As soldiers fought the enemy in grim battles overseas in World War One, the Government of Canada fought another battle. The costs of war...

Ontario Haunting: The Ghost of the Burlington Canal

For almost two centuries, the Burlington Canal has played a vital role in marine transportation and commerce on the Great Lakes. Initially constructed in...

The Destruction of Huronia 1648 – 1649

The destruction of Huronia, the homeland of the Huron nation, by Iroquois war parties between 1648 and 1649 was an outcome of the bloody...

Dubbed Black Christmas, Allies Surrender in Battle of Hong Kong

The WWII Battle of Hong Kong was short. The vicious, bloody fight for the small British Colony located off the eastern coast of China...

William Osler Taught the Art of Bedside Medicine to New Doctors

The skills of touching, viewing or speaking with a live patient were not required modules in medical student training in early Canada. A licence...

Fleury Mesplet Revolutionary Founder of “The Montreal Gazette”

Born Joseph Fleury de Mesplet in France, learned the printing craft in Lyon, worked in London and Philadelphia, established "The Montreal Gazette". Perhaps because of...

Artist Paraskeva Clark Painted Canadians at Work and at War

At the end of her long and flourishing career as a prominent fine artist, Paraskeva Clark made startling statements. Difficulties Faced by Women Artists “I would...

Merchant Vessel “SS Liverpool Packet” Torpedoed by U-Boat 432

German submarines patrolled the east coast of North America, sinking merchant and military vessels in WW Two. Sailing between New York City and Newfoundland, the...