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Lessons learned from the ice storm of 1998

It plunged five million people into the dark and cold — the recovery would take years

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New exhibit spotlights weird and wonderful artifacts from Canadian history

The Canadian Museum of History’s newest exhibit, Unexpected! Surprising Treasures From Library and Archives Canada, opens Dec. 9

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150e anniversaire : le Mouvement des neuf heures et l’adoption de la Loi sur les syndicats

Pour comprendre les protestations des travailleurs qui ont ouvert la voie à la création de syndicats pour promouvoir les droits des ouvriers

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History

150th anniversary: the Nine Hour Movement and adoption of the Trade Unions Act

Understanding the workers’ protests that paved the way for the creation of unions to advocate for workers’ rights

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People & Culture

Rivers of resistance: A history of the Métis Nation of Ontario

“We were tired of hiding behind trees.” The ebb and flow of Métis history as it has unfolded on Ontario’s shores 

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Following an extensive renovation, the old downtown Ottawa train station has re-opened as the temporary home of the Senate of Canada. (Photo courtesy Senate of Canada)

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Ottawa landmark gets new life as temporary home for Senate of Canada

Inside the transformation of the old Ottawa train station into the “Red Chamber on Rideau”

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The great equalizer? Remembering the promise of the Canadian Citizenship Act

The act was meant to formalize Canada’s national identity — and keep the peace

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Old photo of two climbers looking out over a ridge climbing Mount Logan

History

From the archives: Frozen feat — a personal account of the 1925 expedition to conquer Mount Logan

The journey a master mountaineer described “one of the strangest ventures of my life.”

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History

A century ago today, the Bluenose made history

100 years ago — on October 22, 1921 — the iconic Nova Scotian schooner was victorious in its first major race

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A painted portrait of a ship on the ocean waves

History

Bluenose: Behind the sails

The symbolism of the iconic Canadian fishing and racing schooner Bluenose may be as relevant today as it was 100 years ago when the ship first hit the water

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History

Charlotte Gray

Episode 9

The bestselling author and historian on why exploration is essential to understanding Canada’s history 

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Wildlife

On the Rock, waiting for the roll

Writer Stephen Smith takes to Newfoundland’s shores in his quest to see the ‘capelin roll’ — the spawning spectacle of a tiny fish with a massive ecological, historical and cultural impact

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Fur traders in Canada, trading with Indians (1777)

History

Five companies that dominated the Canadian fur trade

Hooked on new TV show Frontier? Here are the real-life titans of Canada’s first industry.

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Travel

The resurrection of Upper Fort Garry

Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park aims to bring history to life with new technological installation

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