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Angular Unconformity

By Don McKay

Angular unconformity: a discordant surface of contact between the deposits of two episodes of sedimentation in which the older, underlying strata have undergone folding, uplift, and erosion before the deposition of the younger sediments, so that the younger strata truncate the ... Read more

Bottoms Up

By Sheilah Roberts Lukins

In 1617, Lord Falkland’s colonists in Newfoundland were instructed to bring, among other things, 20 barrels of caske (ale), 90 bushels of malt, a malt mill, 4500 pounds of hops, 1 firkin of Aqua vitae, 1 firkin of canarie wine, and 1 firkin of methaglyne (mead). And so began ... Read more

Desperate Stages

By Edward Mullaly

Desperate Stages tells the stories of a disgraced one-time playwright, a starving actor, and a failed actor-manager, whose lives crossed in Fredericton in 1845. Together they provided New Brunswick with some of its most exciting drama and its wildest theatre riot.

Dying for a Drink

By Patrick Brode

AS SEEN ON TV ONTARIO'S THE AGENDA WITH STEVE PAIKIN

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION CRIME BOOK

Known to history as “The Fighting Parson,” Reverend J.O.L. Spracklin broke into a notorious Windsor roadhouse one chilly November night in 1920 and ... Read more

Ford City

By Herb Colling

Ford City was a town steeped in the history of the auto industry. Companies including Ford, E.M.F., Studebaker, Chalmers and Chrysler all called Ford City their home of Canadian operations. But it was more than just an industrial town. It was a rumrunning hub, a communist hotbed, ... Read more

Jeremiah Bancroft at Fort Beauséjour and Grand-Pré

By Jonathan Fowler & Earle Lockerby

In 1755, Jeremiah Bancroft enlisted to fight against the French Empire in North America. Embarking from Boston that April with 2,000 of his countrymen, his attention was focused on the objective of capturing Fort Beauséjour at Chignecto, located on the present-day border between ... Read more

Print Shop Chicanery

By Andrew Steeves
By (artist) Wesley Bates

A letterpress broadside on the tricks and traditions of the publisher’s trade.

Richmond, Now and Then

By Nick Fonda

If a formal history is a four-lane highway, Nick Fonda says in his introduction to Richmond, Now and Then: an anecdotal history, his book is a meandering country road. The metaphor is apt. The stories in this book focus largely on the small town of Richmond in Quebec’s historic ... Read more

Strange Days

By Ted Ferguson

The 1920s were one of the wildest decades in Canada’s history, a time of frivolous fads, shocking crimes, and political and social changes that definitively yanked the country out of the 19th century and into the modern age. In Strange Days, Ted Ferguson revisits dozens of ... Read more