Monday, July 22, 2013

Canadian Week in Review 22 July 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


No new website this week.


No new blogs this week.

Facebook, Videos, You Tube

Perth County Branch Facebook
This is a current page, with up-to-date news items. 

Newspapers Articles of  the Week

ReviewWinnipeg walking tours offer insight into city's history and culture Walk through the city’s financial district called The Exchange District. The banks the use to line the street have now been turned into nightclubs and bars.  

Nova Scotia, Canada: as bonny as the homeland Travel with Nigel Richardson as he tours Nova Scotia.

Ag Museum hopes to hold on to history The Manitoba Agricultural Museum hopes to save a Canadian Pacific Railway water tower and Manitoba Pool grain elevator. Both building require new roofs.

Get out of the city and get in touch with history
Read about the historical town of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. Its motto is ‘a touch of Europe in the Prairies’.

New smartphone app to help users explore Canadian history htto:// online voting is underway as Canadians help choose the content for a new smartphone app.  

Story of the Week

Who is Shelly Glover?

So who is Shelly Glover, the new Minister of Heritage in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Well, she is from Manitoba, and she has served as Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Indian and Northern Affairs, and Official Languages. She has also been an Associate Member on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

So, she should have a grasp on the problems with the 1921 Canadian Census, and the state of the Library and Archives Canada. To date, I haven’t seen anything that she has said about either the census or the LAC. .

In fact, she has said that her first order of business is “learning her portfolio, immersing herself in briefings, meeting stakeholders and hiring staff. It’s a lot of work – but the first words out of her mouth over the phone from Ottawa involve her excitement over the tremendous opportunity”.

That is what the Globe and Mail reported in an article in the July 20th edition of the paper -

There is a very, very short video on the Internet with Minister Glover on

Maybe the first question that she will have to answer in Question Period, once parliament resumes in the fall, will be about the 1921 census!

Reminder: Check out Canadian Week in Review every Monday for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada. It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada! The next post will be 29 July, 2013