Highlights/heritage

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Politics, Society

Controversial addition approved for historic landmark hotel

The iconic Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa has been the centre of a heated debate about architecture. The hotel, is located in the heart of the national capital and since it’s construction in 1912, has been a landmark and focal» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

D-Day 75: Restoration of invasion workhorse

Another example of both aviation and military history which was close to being lost forever, is now being revived. An ageing cargo plane which had been sitting neglected at airfield south of Montreal turned out to be not just any» 

International, Society

D-Day 75 : New “Heritage Minute” A quiet hero who gave all

The symbolic story of one Canadian on D-Day D-Day, is billed as the greatest seaborne invasion in modern history. Yesterday Historica Canada has released another in their series of one-minute heritage films in time for this historic 75th anniversary of» 

Uncategorized

Vintage plane crash at Canadian airshow

A WW-II era biplane crashed this weekend at a major annual airshow event in British Columbia. The DeHavilland Dragon Rapide 3 was carrying several passengers when it came down hard just after takeoff shortly after the airshow events  for the» 

Society

Shipwrecks, other submerged sites to be protected

CBC reports the Canadian government is planning new regulations to protect  underwater wrecks and historical sites. Now, there is only a patchwork of rules put in place by provincial and territorial governments. Tens of thousands of shipwrecks Canada has over» 

Society

Ottawa designates 2 more lighthouses as heritage sites

The Liberal government added Monday two additional lighthouses in Atlantic Canada to its list of federally protected heritage sites under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act. The newest designations include the Bayswater Lighthouse, a traditional square tapered wooden tower, located along the» 

Environment, International, Society

New Brunswick’s historic covered bridges..slowly disappearing

They’re all little older or a little younger than the 100 year mark, but they’re also slowly disappearing. They are the covered bridges of New Brunswick and these were once were fairly common in many areas of North America as» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Public broadcaster music library closing, CDs to be digitised, destroyed

Canada’s public broadcaster CBC (English) and Radio-Canada (French) is going through massive changes. Update As mentioned in its news release of December 12, 2017, Radio-Canada is taking the necessary steps to ensure the long-term preservation of its collections of vinyl» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Halloween pumpkins like you’ve never seen

In recent years some talented people have taken the typical Hallowe’en pumpkin carving (jack-o-lantern) to a new and artistic level. This year however, an historic site in Ontario has set a whole new standard in artistic carving. As with all» 

Economy, International, Society

Scots Canadians rejoice, Haggis is back!

After 46 years, Scottish haggis is back in Canada Scots have had enormous influence in Canada’s development. Indeed our first Prime Minister, and the man credited with creating Canada was a Scot.  In fact, Sir John A Macdonald’s first language»