I have come across the following websites, blogs, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too –
Welland Public Library www.welland.library.on.ca/e-services/local-history-genealogy They have a Genealogy Database (which has family names in Welland , and you can search this database), as well as the Welland Canal History in the Local History Section of the library.
Ancient village along B.C. river reveals 1,300 years of First Nations history www.globalsaskatoon.com/canada/ancient+village+along+bc+river+reveals+1300+years+of+first+nations+history/6442736678/story.html
The Canadian Press has reported that “While the Babine Lake First Nation knew their ancestors' village was there, it's untilled ground for archeologists” until they discover how large, and important the village was in First Nations history. ..
Trans Canada Trail to be completed by 2017
www.sackvilletribunepost.com/Provincial/2012-10-19/article-3103334/Trans-Canada-Trail-to-be-completed-by-2017/1 The Sackville Tribune reports that the people of the Trans Canada Trail that the goal is to have the remaining 6,200 kilometres open in time for Canada's 150th birthday on July 1, 2017.
You can go to the website of the Trans Canada Trail at http://tctrail.ca
Harvesting local history at the library
www.frontenacthisweek.com/2012/10/05/harvesting-local-history-at-the-library Canada is starting to collect stories for the 150th birthday of Canada in 2017, as they are doing in Kingston, Ontario. Read about the story in the Local News Section in the online newspaper.
Tracing women's history www.royalcityrecord.com/technology/Tracing+women+history/7415110/story.html An article by Archie & Dale Miller in The Record, an online newspaper in New Westminster, B.C., shows that genealogy of women is in local groups such as churches, hospitals, and women’s auxiliary history.
History on rails: Royal Canadian Pacific stops in Minot www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/569895/History-on-rails--Royal-Canadian---.html Read about the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway in Minot, North Dakota.
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