Highlights / museum

International, Society

‘Cold War’ relic and museum gets $1.1 million upgrade

Renovations to 60-year old complex It was nicknamed ‘the Diefenbunker’, and that name has stuck. At the height of the ‘Cold War’ when the world faced nuclear destruction as the U.S.-led ‘west’ faced off against the perceived threat from the »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Museum of Nature holds a virtual open house

The Canadian Museum of Nature usually holds an open house of its facility in Gatineau near the nation’s capital every October but, because of the pandemic, this year there will be a series of virtual tours instead. The video series »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

East Indian festival of Diwali celebrated at Canadian museum

Families are invited to a celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, to be held at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 on October 26, 2019.  According to government statistics from 2016, there are 1.37 million people »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Soccer players to talk about immigration

Soccer has brought together home-grown and immigrant players across Canada for decades and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 plans to celebrate it. The museum is situated in the eastern city of Halifax and is now home to »

Politics, Society

WWII relic: Swedish waters finally give up bomber wreck

It was August 1943 that a crew aboard a Canadian squadron bomber were sent on a dangerous mission over Germany. The large Handley-Page Halifax never made it back. The disabled plane crashed into the sea off the coast of Sweden »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Museum features climate change and environment

The Biosphere, an environmental museum in Montreal, aims to raise awareness about the environment and climate change in its programming for 2019-2020. The museum purports to be the only one in North America entirely dedicated to these two themes. It »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology

60th Anniversary: Black Friday for the Arrow and progress for flying replica

An “Arrow” will fly again! It was on Friday February 20th, 1959, that what was arguably the world’s most advanced jet interceptor programme was cancelled, and not only cancelled but viciously so. The completed planes were ordered destroyed, and even »

International, Politics, Society

Hill 70 Victoria Cross: A small but vital piece of Canadian history saved

(public comments open on all RCI stories- comments will be posted after moderating) It’s just a tiny bit of low-quality bronze, almost worthless, but what it represents makes it almost priceless. It is the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest honour »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Museum freezes, banks species samples

The Canadian Museum of Nature has opened a cryobank to enhance its ongoing study of species diversity in Canada and the world. The National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada is the first facility of its kind in Canada with a mandate »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Science needed to solve world issues, say Canadians

A new survey suggests that 75 per cent of Canadians think that critical challenges facing the world will need to be solved by science and technology. But more than half also think society is turning away from science in favour »