Highlights / restoration

International, Society

Notre Dame Cathedral to be re-built as it was; Canada offers materials

The world was shocked and horrified to see one of the world’s most iconic architectural wonders, burning and severely damaged just a little over a year ago in April 2019. The fire occurred during the latest restoration project of the »

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 »

Economy, International, Society

 Notre Dame restoration, a Canadian stonemason comments

The damage to this great cathedral can be easily seen to be devastating and extensive. The ancient oak beams supporting the steeply vaulted lead-covered roof are gone and speculation is they will not, and very possibly could not be replaced. »

Environment & Animal Life

Sable Island gets funding for restoration, protection

The Canadian government has announced it will provide $3.4 million for a national park which is home to one of the largest dune systems in eastern North America. Sable Island National Park Reserve sits 156 km off Canada’s Atlantic shore »

Environment & Animal Life

Ravaged land to be restored by a unique partnership

An area of untold beauty was severely damaged by a logging operation but will now be taken over and restored by Indigenous peoples and a non-profit conservation group. The Kumdis Slough area is part of the stunning archipelago off Canada’s »

Arts & Entertainment, Politics, Society

Is it done?The long and expensive saga of the Richler bandstand.

It has been five long years in the making, and it appears to be complete, although no official announcement has yet been made. After years of debate and controversy on how to honour world renowed Montreal author and columnist Mordecai »

Highlights, Politics, Society

The politician squeeze in Parliament

When Canada’s Parliament resumes this fall with a new government, there will be 30 more politicians. As Canada’s population has grown, so too has the number of their representatives. In the last sitting of Parliament before the recent federal election, »

Highlights, Society

Saving a magnificent wooden church

There are several words to describe the large wooden churches on Prince Edward Island: magnificent, breath-taking, awe-inspiring are certainly among them. But these churches need money for upkeep, and like many churches now, are in financial trouble. An architectural beauty, »


Love and lure of old trains as tourist season begins

Children used to dream of a toy train set.  As they grew up, some kept their passion and joined the hobby of sophisticated model train layouts.    But, others… Southern Prairie currently runs a 1940-56 vintage GE 44 ton switching engine »