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Asian heritage month: Norm Kwong ”The China Clipper”

It was another case of sheer talent, drive, and determination breaking down barriers. In this case, it was in sports, business, and politics. Norman Kwong became the first Chinese-Canadian to play in the Canadian Football League (CFL).  At 5’9” and» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, Society

Artisans craft special yarn colours for Canada’s birthday

A small, family-run business has created a new palette of yarns to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. Each colour was inspired by one of Canada’s national parks such as the famous Banff National Park in the western Rocky» 

History, Society

Government highlights past shame to promote diversity, openness

The Canadian government has made a point of marking the incident of the Komagata Maru to “remind us that Canada is made stronger by our diversity and spirit of openness.” After two months docked in Vancouver, the Komagata Maru was» 

History, Society

Rick Hansen donates Man In Motion glove to Canadian Museum of History

Exactly 30 years after he completed his 26-month 40,000-kilometre journey across the globe to raise awareness and change public perceptions of people with disabilities, Canadian Paralympic athlete and disability advocate Rick Hansen is donating a memento of his Man In» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Indigenous, International, Military, Politics, Society

Victoria Day and the ‘Mothers of Confederation’

Victoria Day is the occasion for the holiday many Canadians are enjoying today, at least in central and western Canada. The Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador do not celebrate. And, in» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology

Marionettes coming to life in a giant way in Montreal

Marionettes, giant ones, are taking over downtown streets in Montreal this weekend. The largest city in the French-speaking province of Quebec, celebrated the 375th anniversary of its founding on May 17th, 2017. The day began with a resounding chorus of» 

History, Society

Anti-Hitler diatribe by Führer’s nephew turns vintage magazine into collector’s item

An anonymous Canadian collector has paid at least $950 US for a vintage American magazine containing six yellowing pages titled Why I Hate My Uncle. The story in a 1939 copy of Look magazine, at the time a rival of» 

History, Society

Montreal rings in 375th birthday with church bells and multimillion light show

Church bells rang out across Montreal this morning as the city founded by Catholic zealots 375 years ago celebrated its birthday with a tribute to its French and Indigenous beginnings. Montreal was founded on this day in 1642, by French soldier Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve,» 

History, Society

Canada 150: Newest stamp for Canada’s 150th birthday

Canada Post this week revealed the newest in the series of ten stamps it is issuing this year to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary. This one, number 5 in the series, celebrates the 8,000 kilometre ribbon of asphalt that joins» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International

Arts: The rare skill of restoration of antiquarian books

It’s a very rare occupation. Alex McGuckin of Edmonton, Alberta is one of only a handful of craftsmen who restore valuable antique books sometimes hundreds of years old. You’d have to call him an artisan. McGuckin came into the profession»