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A man watches a helicopter fly low above an icy ocean from his ship.

During training off Newfoundland's coast, a Cormorant CH-149 lowers three people to search-and-rescue vessel Sacred Bay.

Photo: Michael Winsor
A celebration of the Canadian Coast Guard’s renowned search-and-rescue capabilities — and more — as the special operating agency turns 60
Stage-lit view of Massey Hall's stage

When the lights go down and its flaws are hidden, Massey Hall retains its magic. Here, Kathleen Edwards performs on the iconic Allan Slaight Stage in May 2018, two months before the building closed.

Photo: Peter Power
Photographer Peter Power shares behind-the-scenes photos of Massey Hall’s final days — and early renovations. The building recently reopened after a massive two-year renovation

Long before text messaging, the electrical telegraph connected Canadians from coast to coast. (Photo: Kallan Lyons)

Photo: Kallan Lyons
On the 175th anniversary of Canada’s first telegraph message, a pioneering telegrapher recalls her exciting career

Agnes Macphail a ouvert la voie aux femmes en politique, mais un siècle après son élection, il nous reste encore du travail à faire pour favoriser une plus grande diversité à la Chambre des communes. (Timbre : Postes Canada 1990, image fournie par Adminware Corporation)

Timbre : Postes Canada 1990, image fournie par Adminware Corporation
Un siècle plus tard, l’ancienne politicienne fédérale Catherine McKenna fait le point sur ce qui a changé — et sur le chemin qu’il nous reste à parcourir.

Agnes Macphail blazed a trail for women in politics, but a century after her election, we still have work to do to foster greater diversity in the House of Commons. (Stamp: Canada Post 1990, image provided by Adminware Corporation)

Stamp: Canada Post 1990, image provided by Adminware Corporation
A century later, former federal politician Catherine McKenna reflects on what has changed — and how far we still need to go

New Glasgow Mayor Nancy Dicks, Viola Commemorative Committee chair Henderson Paris and MacGillivray Injury and Insurance Law operations manager Alexis MacDonald celebrate the completion of the Viola Desmond Commemorative Wall on Viola’s Way in New Glasgow, N.S. (Photo courtesy MacGillivray Law)

Photo courtesy MacGillivray Law
On Nov. 8, 1946, Viola Desmond made history at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, N.S. Seventy-five years later, the building’s exterior pays tribute to her life through art.

Nancy Dicks, mairesse de New Glasgow; Henderson Paris, président du Comité commémoratif Viola; et Alexis MacDonald, directrice des opérations chez MacGillivray Injury and Insurance Law, célèbrent l’achèvement du mur commémoratif Viola Desmond sur Viola's Way à New Glasgow. (Photo : avec la permission de MacGillivray Law)

Photo : avec la permission de MacGillivray Law
Le 8 novembre 1946, Viola Desmond est entrée dans l’histoire au cinéma Roseland. Soixante-quinze ans plus tard, le site poursuit son travail de sensibilisation auprès de la communauté.

Les Traités 1 et 2, 1871. (Carte: Chris Brackley/Can Geo; Données sur les postes de traite, les missions et les voies de transport d’après la planche 17, Atlas historique du Canada, vol. 2.)

Carte: Chris Brackley/Can Geo; Données sur les postes de traite, les missions et les voies de transport d’après la planche 17, Atlas historique du Canada, vol. 2.
Cette année marque un siècle et demi depuis que les traités 1 et 2 ont été signés

Painting: William E. deGarthe Nova Scotia Archives Documentary Art Collection: 1896-352 No. 7

Painting: William E. deGarthe Nova Scotia Archives Documentary Art Collection: 1896-352 No. 7
100 years ago — on October 22, 1921 — the iconic Nova Scotian schooner was victorious in its first major race
Elamin Abdelmahmoud, a pop culture and political commentator with CBC and Buzzfeed, explores the tension between the idea and the practice of multiculturalism in Canada — especially if you are a public figure of colour
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