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International, Politics, Society

Canada History: May 6, 1898: Protecting Canada’s Yukon from Americans

On this day in 1898, Canada send a small group of its fledgling permanent militia to protect Canada’s interests in the far north from potential U.S. occupation. Canada and the U.S. like to boast that through a history of friendly »

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Barkerville: the Chinese gold rush

BARKERVILLE: THE CHINESE GOLD RUSH  Barkerville is a small historical town in British Columbia’s central interior. Although little known, it nevertheless marked the glorious era of the Gold Rush in the early days of Canada’s history. Pioneers from China left »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Mysterious old iron safe, and mysterious contents in the Canadian north

Treasure?  Gold?  A possible Gold Rush era safe dug up in Yukon Workers in Dawson City, Yukon were digging into a site in the town centre when the excavator shovel hit a large metal object with a loud clang. A »