Monday, May 13, 2013

Canadian Week in Review

13 May 2013

I have come across the following Canadian websites, blogs, Facebook, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too


Randy Saylor: Family & Bay of Quinte Records Genealogical and Historical Research What a gem of a site! There has been so much information added to it, since I first went to the site in 2010. New people, new information – it is added to every month.


Where the story takes me A blog by Jane E. MacNamara in which she writes about Toronto, and its people.

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Museum explains history behind heirlooms People brought in their heirlooms to be assessed by the curators at The New Brunswick Museum last weekend.


Lorna Crozier, Sarah Ellis honoured at B.C. book prize And the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award went to Shelley Fralic, with research by Kate Bird, Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun (The Vancouver Sun), and the winner of the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize for contributing to the understanding of British Columbia was Derek Hayes, British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas (Douglas & McIntyre).

Manachaban students to get a taste of history when they visit Quebec More than 60 Grade 8 students from Manachaban Middle School in Cochrane, Ontario will be in Quebec from May 12 to 18.

Durham history is one for the books: Oshawa teacher releases historical fiction about rebellion in Whitby area Mary Hosmar, a teacher in the Oshawa School System has written her first historical fiction novel, A Matter of Conscience, about a young boy and the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837.

Online exhibit honours work of former curator, archivist Harry Piers,-archivist-Harry-Piers/1He was known as the Museum Maker of Nova Scotia. Besides reading about him, there is a timeline on of the development of the Nova Scotia Museum.

Nova Scotia's provincial flag confirmed 155 years later Read about how a school students recognized that the coat of arms that represents Nova Scotia has never officially been recognized as the provincial flag.

Pictures and Story of the Week

Korean War Armistice

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, as well as the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and South Korea.

Veteran’s Affairs have put together a virtual exhibit which has online ceremonies and events, events photos, The Books of Remembrance...The Korean War, Certificate of Recognition, and a video of the War called Land of the Morning Calm: Canadians in Korea 1950 – 1953 at

To view the full exhibit, go to

The next Canadian Week in Review will be issued Monday May 20, 2013