This Week in History

List of past stories

“The Show Place of Toronto”
Louis-Philippe Hébert, Sculptor
The Princess Pat’s: A Privately Funded Army
"...It was not distances that meant anything to us."
"A National Voice of Parents in Education"
"According to Beauchesne. . ."
"All Science is Either Physics or Stamp Collecting"
"Ambassadress of Peace"
"And Then There Were Ten"
"Between the crosses, row on row..."
"For Home and Country": The Founding of Canada's First Women's Institute
"Grandmother of the Winds"
"Granny Yip"
"It's Good To Be Alberta Bound"
"Leaving on a Jet Plane"
"Mighty Jerome"
"Mister Broadcasting"
"None is Too Many": Cairine Wilson's Fight to Liberate Canadian Immigration Policy
"Paris of the North"
"Safety First, Service Always": The Canadian Coast Guard
"Shooting for the Moon"
"Take this Lamp of Learning..."
"The Alpine Path"
"The Grand Old Lady of Shuter Street"
"The Strongest Man Who Ever Lived"
"The Woman's Minister"
"Them Dry Bones..."
"Up and Down and Up and Down"
"Whooping-it-Up" at Fort Hamilton
“An Able and Wise Woman”
“An Occasion of Unparalleled Importance to Our Generation”
“Buy Victory Bonds!”
“From Sea to Sea” at Last!
“I Do”... in Wartime!
“Karsh of Ottawa”: Capturing Greatness
“Let’s Indulge Our Sweet Tooth!”
“Matchmaker, Matchmaker…”
“Olympics of the North”
“S. O. S. Florizel ashore near Cape Race. Fast going to pieces.”
“That’s what we call the Ric-A-Dam-Doo”
“The Convention of All Canadian Jews”
“The Father of Canadian Literature”
“The Forgotten War”: Canadians in Korea, 1950-53
“The Grand Old Lady of Granville Street”
“The place of the fish fence”
“The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons ...”
“Wait for me, Daddy”
Per Ardua ad Astra: Through Adversity to the Stars
100 Years of the National Hockey League
A Patriote and Father of Confederation is Born
A B.C. Legal Champion: Douglas Jung, MP
A Canadian Archaeological Treasure
A Canadian Artist for Inspiration
A Canadian War Hero Interned
A Centre for the Arts in the National Capital
A Cry for Land
A Decisive Victory at Stoney Creek!
A Double-Edged Sword
A Feather in the Cap of Conservationists
A Fighter
A First for Upper Canada: John Graves Simcoe
A First World War Top Sniper - Corporal Pegahmagabow
A Free Library for All
A French-Canadian Poet is Mourned
A French-Canadian Romantic
A Frontier and Homeland
A Gateway to Another Culture
A Grand Adventure for Susan Allison
A Great Canadian Artist
A Great Entrepreneur and his Mansion
A Great Inuit Artist and Photographer
A Guest of Honour at the Cradle of Quebec
A Hut in the Clouds
A Life of Poetry
A Lion in the Vancouver Jungle
A Little Piece of Norway in Canada
A Long-awaited Arrival
A Métis Leader and Friend to Early Settlers
A Minute of Silence for Bell
A Missed Memo: Japanese-Canadians Enlist in the First World War
A Missionary of Many Talents
A Mohawk Poet
A Mohawk who Succeeded in the Victorian World
A New Chapter in Library History
A Night at the Cantonese Opera
A Nurse at Sea and a Doctor on Land
A One-of-A-Kind Captain
A Pioneer of Women's University Education
A Presidential Haven in Canada
A Racing Legend is Born
A Reluctant First Among Equals
A Remarkable Anthropologist
A Second Last Stance
A Six Nations Soldier of the First World War
A Time of Tragedy
A Versatile Prison
A Versatile Researcher
A Victory Against Discrimination
A Voice for Equal Rights in Nova Scotia
A Voice for Veterans
A Wedding at the “New Château St. Louis”
A Window on the Chinese Market
A.Y. Jackson: Artist in the Wilderness
Abolitionist John Brown Visits Chatham
Aboriginal History Month
Aboriginal Women won’t be Left Behind
Acadian Odyssey
Action at the Canard River!
Aerodrome of Democracy
Africville's Life After Death
Ahead of her time: Marie Marguerite Rose
Alan McLeod V.C. Falls in Love with Flight
Alberta Women Gain the Vote!
Alexander Wuttunee Decoteau: Athlete and Soldier
Alice Ravenhill:
Preserver and Promoter of Aboriginal Arts & Culture

All Aboard! Plains Bison Travel By Train to Alberta
All Accounted For: The first census of New France
Always Fighting for Equality
American Invasion Stopped at Crysler’s Farm
Americans Invade Canada!
Americans Take Fort George
America's Canadian Sweetheart
An Activist and ‘Lawyer Without a Ticket’
An Advocate for Civil Rights
An Age of Discovery
An Artist at War
An Educator Through and Through
An Impossible Rescue
An Iron Town on the Saint-Maurice!
An Olympian in the PPCLI
An Uncommon Man, an Uncommon Mind
Andrew Downs and the First Zoo in North America
Apothecaries Hall – "Arsenic and Old Lace"
Approval for the National Arts Centre
Arthur Lismer and Canada’s Artistic Revolution
Attendance is Required
August 1914: Canada Prepares for War
Banding Together
Banff National Park Celebrates 125 Years of Memorable Experiences!
Baptism by Fire: the Canadians at Ypres
Bar U Ranch
Battle in Restigouche
Battle of Frenchman's Creek
Battle of Ridgeway
Battle of Seven Oaks
Beer!
Between Friends
Billy Bishop: An Ace up Canada’s Sleeve
Birth of a Canadian Hero
Birth of a Classic Canadian Writer
Birth of Sir Isaac Brock
Birth of Sir John George Bourinot
Black Pioneers Head to the Prairies
Black Pioneers in British Columbia
Breaking the Ice
Bringing the Beaux-Arts to Canada
British Columbia’s First Female Judge
Buckam Singh, a Sikh-Canadian in the First World War
Building Bridges in the First World War
Building the Rideau Canal
Bundle Up!
Calling Out the Reserves
Canada Agrees to Hold Second World War Prisoners
Canada and the 1920s
Canada and the Battle of Hong Kong
Canada and the Battle of Hong Kong
Canada creates a National Park
Canada Creates World’s First National Parks Service
Canada Joins the Great War
Canada Joins the Space Age
Canada’s Big Cheese Paraded through Ingersoll
Canada’s first movie palace
Canada’s First Provincial Park
Canada’s Last Father of Confederation
Canada's Best Athlete – Modelled from a Book
Canada's Birdlife Documentarian
Canada's First Election
Canada's First Railway
Canada's Greatest Navigator
Canada's Inventor of the 20th Century
Canada's Master of the Greens
Canada's Oldest Newspaper
Canada's Oldest Sports Organization
Canada's Own Lady of the Lake
Canada's Sky Explorer
Canadian Citizenship: Masters of Our Own Destiny
Canadian Japanese Volunteer Corps Founded
Canadian Made Commander-in-Chief
Canadian Soldiers United at Vimy
Canadian Veterans Called Up Again
Canadian Veterinarians Join the Fight!
Canadian Voyageurs Navigate the Nile
Captain Vancouver Maps Canada's West Coast!
Catharine Parr Traill's Life in the Backwoods of Canada
Celebrating Chinese-Canadian History
Celebrating National Aboriginal Day
CERA: The First Global Effort for Chinese Reform
Charles Avery Dunning: The Farmer's Politician
Charles Fox Bennett: A Figure of Controversy
Charles Magrath: A Pioneer of Western Canada
Charlotte Small, a Remarkable Woman
Chief and General: Gabriel Dumont
Chief Membertou: The Great Captain
Chief Peguis: A Friend to the Selkirk Settlement
Children of Peace
CHIN Radio: Bringing the world to Canada
Christmas at the Front
Cinema Reinvented: Experience IMAX!
Cole Island and the Canadian Navy
Commemorating Chinese Railroad Workers
Community seeks safe harbour, ideally with good fishing...
Conscription and the 1918 Quebec Easter Riots
Courage, fortitude, and determination: Canada’s Merchant Navy
Creating a Song for Canada
Culture and Faith: Five Generations of Innu Pilgrimage
Dalvay-by-the-Sea
Death of C.P. Lyons, Restorer of Barkerville
Death of Constable A.J. Chartrand
Death of Shanawdithit and the Beothuk
Defending our Nation: Sir Robert Laird Borden
Delivering the Gift of Life
Deter, Detect, Defend … attacks against Santa Claus
Discovering Folklore
Discovering the Canadian West
Distinctly Canadian
Downtown Gala Held for Vogue Theatre
Dr Irma LeVasseur Comes to the Aid of Children
Dr. Emily Stowe Remedies Social Ills
Dr. Frederick Montizambert – Pioneer of Public Health
Dr. Jenny Trout: Licensed to Cure
Dr. Maude Abbott: Physician, educator and heart specialist
Duplessis’ Debacle
E. J. Pratt: A Bard of Newfoundland
Eaton's: A Canadian Tradition
Education for All!
Edward Johnson's Life as a Tenor
Elizabeth Parker: Pioneer of Canada’s Alpine Heritage
Elkanah Billings and His Passion For Prehistory
Enemies in our Waters!
Enos Collins, Halifax Entrepreneur
Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian Rights Advocate
Establishing equality throughout New Brunswick
Exposing Canada to the World: Expo '67
Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld – Outstanding Female Athlete
Farewell to Famed International Painter Lawren S. Harris
Father of Canadian Healthcare
Father of Standard Time
Father to a Country
Fire Away: Western industry goes into the kiln!
Fire!
First Female Major
First Light at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
First St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montréal
Flowers from cement: The Butchart Gardens
For Science and Sovereignty!
For the West and Womankind!
Forever Remembered
Fort Erie: Rebuilt Three Times!
Fossil Hunting Runs in the Family
Founding the Food and Agricultural Organization
Fox Bites Duke
Franco-Saskatchewanian Cultural Centre in Gravelbourg
French newspaper a first in the Maritimes
From Coast to Coast: Canada's Confederation Painter
From Sea to Sea: Robert McClure Connects the Northwest Passage
From Trois-Rivières to Boucherville
From Warrior to Wordsmith
From William Smith to Amor De Cosmos
Future War Hero
Generosity in Early Canada: a Key to Franklin’s Success
Georges–Antoine Belcourt: A Tireless Priest
German Prisoners of War at Camp 30 and the Battle of Bowmanville
Get Walking! Franklin Crosses the Methye Portage
Glenn Gould, a Remarkable Musician
Gold, Spies, and the Queen of Rumania
Goldwin Smith asks, “Should the United States annex Canada?”
Goodbye Maple Leaf Gardens
Gordon Drummond: A Canadian-born General
Great (Cannon) Balls of Fire!
Grey Nuns Arrive at Saint-Boniface
Guiding Girls for More than a Century
Halifax Citadel: Four Generations of Fortifications
Halifax Grows a Grand Garden
Hamilton's Own Castle
Happy 175th Birthday, Sir Wilfrid Laurier!
Harriet Brooks: A Woman of Science
Harry Jerome receives the Order of Canada
Head in the Stars and Feet on the Ground
Heal the Body, Save the Soul
Healey Willan: The Dean of Canadian Composers
High hopes dashed at Île Ste-Croix
History and Legend at Gitwangak Battle Hill
HMS Shannon defeats and captures USS Chesapeake
Hockey at the Forum
Hockey Fans Riot in the name of Maurice Richard!
Hockey's First Superstar
Hogan's Alley - A Vibrant Community
Holding the Line in the Far East
Homer Watson - The Man of Doon
Honest John Carling - Brewer and Politician
Honouring 50 years of Canadian Achievements
Hot Pursuit at French Creek
Humiliation Day Ended
Igniting the Oil Industry
In Deep Thought at Thinkers’ Lodge
In Defence of Montréal’s Italian Spirit
In Pursuit of the Erebus and Terror: An Arctic Mystery
In Search of the Northwest Passage
International Literacy Day Celebrated
Inuit Vote for “Our Land”
Ipirvik and Taqulittuq
It’s Not the Pacific, It’s the Arctic!
It's Good To Be Alberta Bound
Jacques Cartier Searches for “The Kingdom of the Saguenay”
James Bernard Harkin – A Guardian of Canada's Heritage
James Garfield Gardiner: Prairie Farmer
and Politician

John Anderson: Free!
John Neilson: A Pre-Confederation Entrepreneur and Leader
John Ware: the Cowboy, the Legend
Joseph E. Atkinson – A Superman of the Canadian Newspaper Industry
Joseph Howe: the tribune of Nova Scotia
Kit’s News
Kluane Issued a Stamp
Kondiaronk’s Tree of Peace
Labatt's Lager Legacy
Land Used as a Place of Religious Tolerance
Language, the "Pedigree of Nations"
Laura Secord Dies
Leading the Way for Minority Rights and Women in Canada
Leafs Bid Farewell to Maple Leaf Gardens
Life as a Cottage: Two Centuries at Mallard Cottage
Lighting the Bruce Coast
Lights, Camera, Action! Shhhhh it’s a Library!
Lillian Freiman: A Mother to Thousands
Lionel Groulx: Tutor to a Nation
Listen to R. Nathaniel Dett
Listen to R. Nathaniel Dett
Live from Canada, its Saturday Night!
Louis Riel: Guilty!
Louis Rubenstein Skates His Way to the Top
Mack Sennett: “The King of Comedy”
Macphail Makes Headlines
Mapping Canada
Mapping the New World: The Palliser Expedition of 1857-60
Marc-Aurèle Fortin: Capturing Nature’s Beauty
Marco Polo: "Fastest Ship in the World"
Margaret Watt Unites Rural Women
Margaret Watt Unites Rural Women
Marking 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in Manitoba
Marshall McLuhan – A Media Guru
Mary and Henry Bibb, Committed Couple
Mary Meager Southcott: "Florence Nightingale" of Newfoundland
Mattie Mitchell: Prospector, Hunter and Guide
McClintock Reveals Fate of Franklin’s Lost Arctic Expedition
Medals and Memory: Honouring our Armed Forces
Mennonites Become Waterloo Pioneers
Midnight Assault at Fort Niagara
Misto-ha-a-Musqua: Last Chief of the Free Plains Cree
Molly Brant: Loyalist and Diplomat
Money, money, money!
Montgomery’s Tavern: A Place to Rebel
Montréal’s Jewish Community on the Main
More than a century of education in Acadia
Muggins, the Red Cross Dog
Naming the Nation
Naturalist, Author and Boy Scout
Nellie McClung: A Feminist Icon
Nerves of Steele: an officer of the North West Mounted Police
New France builds a Mighty Fortress
Newfoundland's Gentle Giants
No habla español! The Spanish Lake Retreat
North to Athabasca!
Norway House: the Northwest Crossroads
Nothing Could Stop Alice Wilson!
Nova Scotia becomes the new New England
Off to Work We Go!
Oh, Bother! Canada’s Winnie-the-Pooh connection
One Highway from Sea to Sea
One of Boxing's Best is Born!
One of Canada's Great Scholars: Harold Adams Innis
One Very Scholarly Scot!
Operation Husky: The Canadian Landing in Sicily
Opulence Takes the Stage
Our True Colours: The 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag
Parliament Passes the Manitoba Act
Partners in Confederation
Pascal Poirier: Canada’s First Acadian Senator
Peeking Through The Keyhole
Pegi's Paintings
Portia May White: the Legendary Contralto
Presenting the Third Governor General of Canada!
Prince Edward Island's "Fixed Link"
Prince Edward Island's Confederation Campaigner Defeated
Protecting history at Fort Anne
Protector of the Air
Quebec Women Take Action
Quebec's Star and Canada's First Chansonnière
Queen of the Hurricanes!
Radical Lord Drops Political Bombshell
Rations for the Mind
Ready ... Set ... Skirmish!
Red Cross Trailblazer in Newfoundland
Red, white and blue ... and a star too!
Re-establishing Self-Government
Remembering Beaumont-Hamel on Canada Day
Repelling the Last American Invasion of Lower Canada:
The Battle of Lacolle

Rescuing the Rescuers
Resolution of Border Dispute Crosses a Line for Canadians
Rev. Dr. Kosaburo Shimizu: A Guide to the Japanese Canadian Community
Reverend Richard Preston Fights Slavery!
Riding Mountain's Relief Camp All Stars
Road to the Isle: The Canso Causeway
Roadmaps of the North
Roads of Remembrance
Rub-a-dub-dub, seven men in a … chalupa!
Sails Away! The Canadian Navy is Born
Salaberry Blocks American Thrust against Montréal
Saskatchewan Women Win the Vote!
Saskatchewan's First Teacher
Saving Gwaii Haanas, the "Islands of Beauty"
Say Cheese! A celebrity photographer is born
School is in at Louisbourg
Scouting Around
Searching for the Northwest Passage
Secret Intelligence Training at Camp X
Serenity in Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Sergeant Gander reporting for duty!
She Shoots, She Scores!
Sherbrooke’s Rail Baron becomes Canada’s Visionary
Shot through the heart
Show Me Canadian History
Sinking of the USS Hamilton and Scourge
Sir Charles Tupper Fights for Confederation
Sir Hughes: Always a Militia Man
Sir John A. Macdonald’s 200th Birthday
Sir John William Dawson: Dedicated to Quality Education
Sir William Alexander's Scottish colony of Nova Scotia
Sir William Van Horne – Our Railway King
Sketches from the Life of a Labrador Woman
Slam Dunk!
Slavery Attacked in Upper Canada
Something for Everyone
Songs of a Sourdough
Soviet Spies in Canada
Spanish Influenza Sweeps the Globe
Special Delivery
Spotlight on Cape Spear
St. Paul's: A Little Church in a Gold Rush Boomtown
Still Going to School!
Still Runs the Water: The Cornwall Canal
Stone by Stone: The Prime Minister who Built Canada
The "Father" of Ice Hockey
The "Flying Bandit" and Canada's Largest Gold Heist
The "Governess General" of Canada
The "Lyon" and the End of the British Empire
The "Mayor of Chinatown"
The “National Historian”
The Elizabeth and Mary: A Shipwreck
in the St. Lawrence River

The Komagata Maru Incident
The Liverpool Packet is Captured
The 49th Parallel
The Acadian Deportation
The Accidental Naturalist: Nicolas Denys’ Adventures in Perseverance
The Accidental Prime Minister: Sir Mackenzie Bowell
The Acme Skate and Canada's Favourite Pastime
The Acts of Merritt
The Asahi Baseball Team: A Tale of Perseverance
The Asahis take on the Tokyo Giants!
The Battle of Beaver Dams
The Battle of Duck Lake: A Struggle for Land and a Way of Life
The Battle of Longwoods
The Battle of Lundy's Lane
The Battle of Signal Hill
The Battle of the Scheldt – Victory on the Dykes
The Beginning of the Marathon of Hope
The Beginnings of the Canadian Press
The Best Socks at the Front Were From Newfoundland
The Birth of a Pioneer in Canadian Poetry
The Black Flight
The Burning of Niagara-on-the-Lake
The Calgary Stampede: Saddle Up!
The Canada Games: 50 Years of Athletic Excellence
The Canadian Military Reaches New Heights
The Cattle King of the West
The Church of Syrian Immigrants
The Cowichan Sweater: Knitting Cultures Together
The Creation of Quttinirpaaq National Park -The Top of the World
The Creation of the Battlefields Park
The Death of Mackenzie King’s Confidant
The Defence of York
The Discovery and Development of the McIntosh Apple
The Double Life of Charles Gordon
The Famous Five are Persons ... and Senators!
The Father of Lacrosse
The Father of Responsible Government in Canada
The Fiercest Fighters in The Italian Campaign
The Fight against Racial Discrimination
The Fight for Fur!
The First coureur des bois
The First Canadian-born Governor General
The First Gay Rights Protest in Canada
The First Governor Under the British Regime
The First Lighthouse in Canada
The First Women's Institute
The Gateway into Canada: Halifax's Pier 21
The Gesner Collection
The Golden Age of Theatres
The Good Word of Marie Lacoste Gérin-Lajoie
The Great Ministry of Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine
The History of a Museum of History
The Host that Could and the Country that Would: Canada and the Quebec Conferences, 1943-44
The House that Sod Built
The Interpreter with the Golden Dress
The Invasion of Canada
The Last Two-storey Theatre
The League of Extraordinary Hopes: Canada and the League of Nations
The Legend of Tom Thomson
The Legendary Harriet Tubman
The Library of Parliament
The Little Chapel That Grew
The Long Slide towards Success
The Long Walk of the 104th Regiment of Foot
The Missing Link
The Montréal Botanical Garden
The Montreal Canadiens Win Again!
The Music of Courage
The National Film Board of Canada
The NCWC - Helping Canadian Communities since 1893
The North-West Mounted Police Retreat from Fort Pitt
The Nova Scotia Pony Express
The Nurse of La Corne
The Organizer of the North Atlantic Convoy System is Born!
The Overlanders of 1862: Journeying West for Gold
The People of the Salt and Fir
The Piano Man
The Pictou Pastor: Educating with Humour
The Poetry of A.M. Klein
The Politician Who Hated Politics
The Power of Flight
The Queen's University
The Resilient Ursulines of Québec
The Rewarding Life of Dorothy Dworkin
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet's First Steps
The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park:
An Area to Discover in Depth!

The Sands of Time
The Sinking of RMS Empress of Ireland
The Slick Wit of Thomas Chandler Haliburton
The Stars Reveal Their Secrets
The Taking of Demasduit
The Vaniers take on the world...together!
The Victoria Skating Rink
The West is big, but this is Biggar
The Whiskey Baron
The Will of Nova Scotians
The Woman of a Million Books
There's No Business Like Show Business
Thinker and Wanderer: Newfoundland’s Margaret Duley
This Means War!
Thomas Prince: Distinguished Soldier of the Devil’s Brigade
Thornton and Lucie Blackburn Test the Fugitive Offenders Act
Thundering Pipe Dreams
To my Dearest Brothers ...
Toronto's Cultural Mosaic
Towards Greater Canadian-American Co-operation
Tragedy at Fort St. John
Tragedy at Hogg’s Hollow
Tragedy in the Atlantic
Trapped at Tracadie
Trekking Through the Interior
Troop 17: Women in the RCMP
Tutus at Eaton Auditorium
Ukrainians arrive in Canada
Uniting Upper and Lower Canada
Until we meet again
Upper Canada Adopts a Representative Government
Vaccination Pioneer in Canada
Vancouver’s Chinatown: a vibrant neighbourhood!
Vancouver's First Alderwoman
Victoria’s Chinatown: Not Enough Women
Victory at Cook’s Mills
Victory at Fort Detroit!
Victory in Europe!
Vikings in Canada
Vincent Coleman: “A Hero in Death as in Life”
Viola Desmond: Movie Night Becomes a Fight for Civil Rights
W.R. Motherwell: The Politician Behind the Plough
Waging War on Wilkinson: Action at Fort Wellington in 1813
War Brides
We're in the Navy Now!
What do you mean “old maid from McGill”?
What Goes Up Must Come Down
What If ...
Wife defends Fort La Tour in husband's absence
Wilder Penfield: Exploring the Human Brain
William Baffin’s Explorations
William Neilson Hall Awarded the Victoria Cross
William Thomas, Prolific Architect
Winged Victory: Winnipeg Falcons Win Hockey Gold!
Wings of War
Winnipeg Women Hold "Mock" Parliament
Winter Crossing: Ice Boats in the Northumberland Strait
Working together for big results:
Expanding the Nahanni National Park Reserve

Yes – by God! we will be the envy of the American states!
Young Musicians Take the National Stage
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