Monday, October 3, 2016

Canadian Week in Review 03 October 2016

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

This Week in Canadian History 

Spanish Influenza

02 October 1918 

Fifteen soldiers who had Spanish influenza were removed from a train and placed in Calgary's isolation hospital. These cases were the first identified in Calgary. A doctor in Calgary emphasised that no one was in danger of catching the flu from the soldiers, but reminded the public that all precautions should be taken. 

Newspaper Articles 


Canadian Afghan Vets Recognized with First National LAV III Monuments on Highway of Heroes


Canada Company, the leader in Military Transition, is unveiling Canada's first National monument locations dedicated to Canadian Afghan Veterans featuring the iconic LAV III military vehicle. The monuments, located along the Highway of Heroes, recognize the role the Ontario manufactured LAV III played in keeping Canadian Veterans safe by protecting them from multiple threats including weather, terrain and opposing military in Afghanistan. 

World War One centennial project continues in Thunder Bay, Ontario 

The Thunder Bay Public Library, as part of a community group which includes museums, historical societies and the city archives, is asking people to share old photographs, letters, diaries and even clothing with the ongoing World War One Centennial Project. 


Hotel owner feels 'handcuffed' after building deemed heritage 

The owner of Vendome Hotel near Portage and Main says a city committee's decision to list his property as a heritage resource will make it harder for him to sell the building to developers. 

Mayor says reaction to aboriginal heritage museum idea 'overwhelmingly positive' 


This Week in History: Earl Marsh, collector of the history of The British Columbia Coast Steamship Service 

Often called “Pocket Liners” – smaller versions of international cruise ships – Marsh’s collection includes all thirty-two BC Coast Steamships, including the Princess Kathleen, built in Scotland in 1925. 


Edmonton mayor eyes old Royal Alberta Museum site for national museum of aboriginal heritage  

Mayor Don Iveson says Edmonton is an ideal location for a national museum of aboriginal heritage — and he thinks it could become a reality at the old location of the Royal Alberta Museum. 

British Columbia 

Royal Family visit to Victoria steeped in history 

When Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their children land in Victoria on Saturday aboard a Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter, the future king and queen will survey the city that has more connections to the monarchy than any other place in Canada. 

Canadian Stories this Week 

Canadian Islamic History Month 

Today marks the beginning of Canadian Islamic History Month and this year's theme, Muslim Contributions - Enriching Canada, provides an opportunity to recognize the valuable role Muslim Canadians play in our country. 

There are so many talented and skilled Muslim-Canadian trailblazers who have enriched our lives-the internationally acclaimed musician K'Naan, award-winning foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed, Canada's first female Dean of Engineering. Hoda ElMaraghy, Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi, and Zarqa Nawaz, creator of the TV hit series, Little Mosque on the Prairie, to name just a few. 

To take in the events which will happn across the country, go to 

The website is 

And that was the week in Canadian news!

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