Sunday, April 11, 2021

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.

Champlain’s Last Campaign

On 1 September 1615 Samuel de Champlain, explorer and deputy viceroy of New France, left the Huron village of Cahiague in the company of...

The “Extension of Nation”: Commodity and Commodification

The shift from oral to printing culture affected human beings' perception of society. Nations are global villages where information is a commodity. The 21st century...

The ‘George Cross’ Civilian Award Given to Commonwealth Citizens

Wielding his sword, St. George slays the large and intimidating dragon. Radiating strength and courage, the image in silver is a fitting symbol for...

Isaac Jogues: First Jesuit Martyr of New France

In 1632, following the reclamation of France's North American colonies from England, the French court decreed that the Jesuit order would take control of...

Iberville’s Further Exploits at Hudson Bay: 1697

On 17 May 1689, England and France ended several years of uneasy peace by officially declaring war. Securing control of Hudson Bay - and...

Iberville at Hudson Bay: 1686 – 1687

Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville displayed characteristic ruthlessness and daring in capturing and retaining three of the Hudson's Bay Company's trading posts. The Hudson's Bay Company...

Happyland: The Birth of the Pacific National Exhibition

August 15, 1910. The cover of the five-cent copy of The Vancouver Daily Province featured a cartoon titled All Aboard for the Exhibition. In...

“Albertosaurus” Dinosaur Fossil Found in Alberta in 1884

Scouting for coal and other resources and the best routes for new railways, geologists explored the Red Deer River valley in southern Alberta in...

Arctic Expedition Ship HMCS Karluk Crushed in Ice, January 1914

The steam-whaler heavily loaded with supplies and equipment to last for many months, Captain Robert Bartlett and his crew sailed north from Victoria, BC....

Lila Bell Acheson Wallace, Co-founder of Reader’s Digest

In magazine racks at checkouts, on coffee tables at dentist and doctor offices, in all sorts of waiting rooms, the covers of Reader’s Digest...