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By Lorena Gale

"And in seventeen thirty-four a Negro slave set fire to the City of Montreal and was hanged. .."

With this bald statement of history as a basis, Lorena Gale constructs a vivid portrait of a time when captive people had no say in the outcome of their lives.

A rich, poetic evocation ... Read more


By Adele Perry

1919 is often recalled as the year of the Winnipeg General Strike, but it was also the year that water from Shoal Lake first flowed in Winnipeg taps. For the Anishinaabe community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, construction of the Winnipeg Aqueduct led to a chain of difficult ... Read more

Arctic Naturalist

By Anthony Dalton

Dewey Soper first travelled to the Arctic in 1923. During the next seven years he accepted three research postings on Baffin Island, each of which lasted between one and two years. In 1929 he discovered the breeding grounds of the blue goose in the southwest corner of Baffin ... Read more

Arguments with the Lake

By Tanis Rideout

In 1954, at the age of sixteen, Marilyn Bell became the first person to swim across Lake Ontario. It brought her fame and adulation; her life seemed charmed. Enter Shirley Campbell, another young swimmer whose accomplishments were poised to rival Bell's, but in falling short ... Read more

At The Crossroads

By William B. Hamilton

At the Crossroads is a history of settlement on the Isthmus of Chignecto and the place that would become the town of Sackville, New Brunswick. William B. Hamilton takes us from the earliest Mi’kmaq activity 4000 years ago through to the town’s centennial celebrations in 2003. ... Read more

Banker, Builder, Blockade Runner

By Pat Lotz

On July 28, 1870, Mather Byles Almon, President of the Bank of Nova Scotia, announced that the cashier, James Forman “has been guilty of making many fraudulent entries in the books of the bank, by which he has abstracted a large amount of its funds. ” In this unusual biography, ... Read more

Barkerville Days

By Fred Ludditt
With Karin Ludditt

Fred Ludditt is known to have done more than any other single person to save Barkerville for posterity—otherwise the fast-decaying town would have been stripped bare by souvenir hunters, and the nearby settlements of Van Winkle and Antler Creek, Marysville and Richfield would ... Read more

Battle for the Bay

By Joshua M. Smith

As the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 approaches, a new chapter in the history of the war is being opened for the first time. Although naval battles raged on the Great Lakes, combat between privateers and small government vessels boiled in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf ... Read more

Battlefield House Museum and Park

By John Goddard

Inside Hamilton’s Museums helps to satisfy a growing curiosity about Canada’s steel capital as it evolves into a post-industrial city and cultural destination. In this special excerpt we visit Battlefield House Museum and Park, which commemorates the British victory at the ... Read more

Battlefields of Canada

By Mary Beacock Fryer

Battlefields of Canada encompasses nearly 300 years of history and features sixteen of the most significant Canadian battles as well as some of the most comic or bizarre. Profusely illustrated with sketches, photographs, and detailed maps, each chapter sets the context of the ... Read more