Saturday, October 1, 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.

The Columbia District

Queen Victoria chose to use the Columbia District for the foundation of the name for the Colony of British Columbia. The Columbia District was a...

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...

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...

McGill University Established in Montreal, Quebec in 1821

Nestled against the lush green spaces of Mount Royal, McGill University is located in a bustling downtown section of Montreal. An historical symbol of...

Canada During World War II and Some of the Battles She Fought

World War II (1939-1945) was the result of Hitler’s decision to invade Poland in his attempt to spread his rule and achieve...

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...

Georgina Fane Pope, First Matron of Canadian Army Nursing Corps

Nursing Sister Georgina Fane Pope earned Canada's first Royal Red Cross Medal for her dedicated nursing service in the Boer War in South Africa The...