Monday, February 3, 2014

Canadian Week in Review 03 February 2014

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


Up To Rawdon Daniel Parkinson has updated his two book set. To see the 29 pages of updates, please go to

Social Media

No new blogs this week.
News Articles

Funding to help save community's Heather Klimchuk, Alberta Minister of Culture announced $12-million in funding on Jan. 27 at the Museum of the Highwood. She said that these funds will be used ”to protect historical buildings, museums and archives and archeological and palaeontological sites”
War memorial to be added to Saskatoon’s River Landing River Landing could soon be home to a new war memorial honouring the contributions of First Nations and ally soldiers in the War of 1812.
Neanderthal DNA hides in genes dictating our hair, skin
Researcher 'quite proud' of his above-average 2.9% Neanderthal genome Scientists say that skin and hair of modern man could be as much as 70 per cent Neanderthal

Story of the Week

In a message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of Black History Month, he remind us “Black History Month serves a two-fold purpose: to look back on the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians; and to acknowledge that Black history is Canadian history-inextricably linked to every citizen across the land and essential to Canada's future”.

In December 1995, the Canadian House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month. The motion introduced by the first black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine. The motion was carried unanimously by the House of Commons, and the Senate ratified a similar motion by Senator Donald Oliver in 2008
To this end, Canada Post had issued two stamps – one to Africville, a black community in north-end of Halifax and Hogan’s Alley was the unofficial name of a four-block-long dirt lane that formed the nucleus of Vancouver’s – first concentrated African-Canadian community in British Columbia.
To read more about Canadian Back Heritage month, go to

Reminder: Check the Canadian Week in Review next Monday for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada. It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in country! The next post will be on 10 February 2014.