Commonwealth War Graves Commission puts 300,000 original documents online for public viewing for the first time
History Week in Canada
To read more, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Bessette
To read about the history ot trains on PEI, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edward_Island_Railway
A video shows Hyde Park, a 123-acre wetland park in the Rosewood part of Saskatoon. that has been reclaimed from farmland that once was farmed by Orville and Hermine Hyde.
No gimmicks needed to travel back in time to the first Calgary Stampede
Newfoundland and Labrador
Was this a water drain or something else that has been discovered beneath Bannerman Park in St John’s?
The Trinity Historical Society and the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador are putting together new exhibits to mark Trinity Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary. It is called Before Fiberglass: Wooden Boats of Newfoundland and Labrador, and it will include workshops.
Tours provide a unique window on the significant episodes in the city’s life http://www.thestar.com/life/travel/2014/07/11/halifax_nova_scotia_bluenose_sidecar_tours.html
Isn’t this a neat idea? Is there anyone else doing this?
You can now fire a cannon at Fortress Louisbourg
All visitors can learn about 18th century French artillery science and fire away http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/you-can-now-fire-a-cannon-at-fortress-louisbourg-1.2700322
Another neat idea! For $38.80 fee, you can shot a cannon at Fortress Louisbourg this summer.
She first served in 1984 after the death of her husband, Bruce. She was re-elected later that year in a general election and went on to hold a number of portfolios, including transportation, consumer affairs, and culture, recreation and fitness.
Clerisy Entertainment, a production company based out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is in Pictou to explore the Hector Heritage Quay.
The Highland Village brings to life nearly two centuries of the Nova Scotia Gaelic story.
Prince Edward Island
You can see who has won the Young Citizens video contest by going to http://www.canadahistory.com website. Voting stopped July the 11th.
Request for proposals for construction or renovation of Market Square location to be issued this month
History Channel documentary "Camp X: Secret Agent School," tells the story of an unlikely training ground for Canadian, British and American Second World War spies — some of whom went on to become the founding members of the CIA.
Read about the reaction to eliminate “Wild Rose Country” and replace it with “alberta.ca” – the government’s website address.
The Kittson house could become an agricultural interpetive centre if everythinbg turns out right.
Story of the Week
Here is a fun thing to do – vote for your favourite Canadian city.
Canada, because of its size and diversity, has lots of favourite places, and one of my favourite places is – Quebec City.
I first went to Quebec City with my parents in the 1980s for a short one day visit, and two years later, I went back to the city on my honeymoon. We had taken a trip through Maine, up the Canada Highway (where so many French-Canadians had gone down to the United States for work at the turn of the 20th century), through the Beauce – and it was beautiful beyond words.
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