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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.

Steamboat “Asia” 1882 Disaster on Georgian Bay

Only teen-aged passengers Christine Morrison and Duncan Tinkiss survived the September 14, 1882 nautical disaster on Georgian Bay. The flat-bottomed ship Asia, built to...

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...

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...

Dr. John Rae Became Surveyor and Explorer in Canada’s Arctic

In four arduous trips, Rae and crews mapped Canada's north. Finding the link to Northwest Passage, he also learned the fate of missing Franklin...

Joe Boyle: King of the Klondike

Joe Boyle was a boxing promoter who made a fortune in gold mining. In later life he mingled with presidents, prime ministers, and, romantically,...

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...

“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...

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...

The Oak Island Money Pit

The Oak Island Money Pit located in Nova Scotia, Canada is a site where buried treasure is rumoured to lie. It's also a site...

The Scandal of the Ross Rifle

Canadian soldiers went into battle in World War I armed with a weapon that had major defects but whose maker was a friend of...
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