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Celebrating  a centennial of radio May 20, 1920: Canada Post stamp

It was a marvelous and thrilling event in its time. Distinguished members of Canada’s Royal Society gathered at the equally prestigious Chateau Laurier Hotel in the national capital Ottawa for a unique event, possibly the world’s first such event. None »

International, Politics, Society

Canada Post honours 75th anniversary of VE Day

The coronavirus pandemic has cancelled virtually all of the public commemorative celebrations that had been scheduled to mark this year’s major milestone of the end of WWII in Europe. In Canada efforts are being made to remember May 8. Victory »

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Black History Month: Canada Post celebrates with another stamp

Hockey is Canada’s national winter sport, but historical racism was strong as it was in many other aspects of society, and the teams were white as the snow. It is little known that in the eastern Maritime provinces, black churches, »

Economy, Society

New Postage stamp for Remembrance

On this special centennial year of Remembrance, Canada Post has issued a new postage stamp. The Armistice ending the horrors of the First World War came into effect 100 years ago on November 11, 1918. It was Canada that led »

Politics, Society

Black History Month 2018 : Canada creates new stamps

February each year marks the celebration of Black History Month in Canada, and although we’re still a week away from the official start, Canada Post has already begun to set the stage. This year, as they have in past years. »

International, Society

New stamp honours 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst domestic tragedy

Exactly 100 years ago on December 6 1917, the bustling Canadian port city of Halifax Nova Scotia was destroyed. Some 2,000 people died, immediately or shortly thereafter, and another 9,000 suffered a variety of injuries. It was surely one of »

Society

Philatelists: Canada’s spring stamps for 2017

It has become a sort of tradition at Canada Post to help push along the arrival of spring just a bit, by releasing spring flower stamps. Canada Post is the government controlled Crown corporation which functions as the primary postal »

Economy, Society

History: Apr. 23, 1851, Canada issues first stamp

On April 23, 1851 the Province of Canada issued its first stamp. It was designed by none other than Scottish-Canadian Sir Sanford Fleming, the man who gave the world the idea of time zones. Although Canada was still considered a »

Economy, Society

Canada Post honours music legends

With legendary Canadian rock band Rush, just inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame, Canada Post announced the coming release of stamps which feature the band. One of four to be released to the public in July, the Rush stamp »