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Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Funds will help bring Canadian arts to the world

Acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on performing arts in Canada, the government has announced special funding to benefit The Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. The sum of $644,372 will be used to install »

Society

Canada celebrates 56 years of the Maple Leaf flag

Canada is celebrating National Flag Day today. It has been 56 years since Canada first raised its iconic red and white Maple Leaf flag, on Feb. 15, 1965. “Every day, the Maple Leaf flies in our communities, at Canadian diplomatic »

Society

Inuktitut text translation added to Microsoft translator software

Microsoft added a Inuktitut text translation to its translation software today. A press release from Microsoft said that the addition will allow users to translate any of more than 70 languages to or from Inuktitut, which is the primary dialect »

Society

Heritage building gets a face lift in national capital

A developer has carefully restored the heritage facade of a building on the historic Sparks Street in Ottawa. The street is a stone’s throw from Canada’s Parliament Building and is of great historical significance.  The street was named for Nicholas »

Economy, Society

New Brunswick initiative encourages residents to vacation within province 

The government of New Brunswick announced on Wednesday a new initiative to encourage its residents to vacation within the province.  The initiative, called the Explore NB Travel Incentive program, was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help stimulate »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy

Recording vanishing history in Manitoba

For a biology professor in Winnipeg, an interest in history has become almost equivalent to a full-time passion. Gordon Goldsborough (PhD) is a professor of biological sciences at the University of Manitoba, and president of the Manitoba Historical Society. Away »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Public appeal to save Toronto’s oldest tree

In one of Canada’s fastest growing and ever changing cities, one thing has been constant for about 300 years. It’s a red oak tree. In fact it’s been recognised as a heritage tree by Forest Ontario’s Heritage Tree Programme. The »

Arts & 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 & 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 »