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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 »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Early photos revealed with X-ray technology

Scientists at Western University in Ontario have developed a technique to “see through” tarnish and reveal the original images on daguerreotypes, the first kind of photograph that was invented in 1839. In those days, people had to pose without moving »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Preserving another piece of Canada’s vanishing railway history

Canada’s history is that of it’s railways. For example, the west coast province of British Columbia only agreed to join Canada if a railway was built to link it to the east. Railways brought settlers to the wide open country, »

Highlights, International, Politics, Society

Remembering Canadians who fought in the U.S Civil War.

Even as debate rages about monuments to historical persons with tainted pasts, a new monument is being planned in Canada which might raise some eyebrows. It’s to be erected in part by a Canadian group calling themselves “The Grays and »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Shortlist announced for biggest historical literature prize

Biggest award in the World. Worth US $75,000, the Canadian-based Cundill prize is the most prestigious award for historical literature in the world. From an initial international submission of 159 books, the shortlist of six has just been announced. The »