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Quietly celebrating a legend: DHC-2 Beaver

It was 70 years ago this month that an aircraft that has been a major factor in developing and servicing Canada’s north was first flown. In August 1947, the De Havilland Canada aircraft company designated it’s newest model “the Beaver”,» 

Animals, Environment, Science and Technology

Climate change: beavers on the move north

Scientists have been noticing this for a few years now, as have residents in Canada’s far north and Arctic: global warming is changing things. A variety of plants , animals , and marine creatures have been moving north into Arctic» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Immigration & Refuge, International

BHM- The black settlers of Alberta

It is little known fact even within Canada that there was a small but vibrant group of black settlers in the western prairie province of Alberta. They weren’t really part of the well-known “Underground Railroad” but nonetheless were leaving behind» 

Animals, Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Society

Frances Backhouse: Non-Fiction: “Once they were hats- in search of the mighty beaver”

Mighty, could seem like an odd word to describe the beaver, an odd, mostly nocturnal distant member of the rodent family.  However, words like fascinating, amazing, intriguing, would surely fit. Beavers earn their keystone species credentials by creating vital habitat» 

Animals, Education, History, Military, Politics, Society

Canadians: clichés and historical knowledge

A number of surveys of Canadians in recent months has some surprising and not so surprising results. It seems some Canadian clichés are valid but on the other hand, yet again that Canadians generally have a slim grasp of their own» 

History

History: March 24,1975- The Beaver, Canada’s “National (animal) Symbol”

Quite a few countries for centuries have had ferocious animals as their national symbols, lions, or tigers, or bears, or eagles for example On this date only a few decades ago in 1975, a private member’s bill, which had been» 

Animals, Environment, Lifestyle

Beavers mitigate environmental extremes

The beaver is Canada’s national symbol and a survivor of the last ice-age. It once ranged all across Canada from east to west coast, up to the arctic, and as far south as the Gulf of Mexico. Massive hunting of»