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Scow Boats, Heavy Haulers on the Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada

Scow Boats, Heavy Haulers of the Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada Today I had the privilege of seeing off the Keepers of the Athabasca as they left Smith going to Athabasca on a canoe trip that thousands (if not more) have done before. This vignette tells of the endurance test the voyageurs went through. [...]

By | 2017-06-30T00:52:33+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Alberta History, Athabasca River, Canada, River Boats|0 Comments

Canada Day 150 – One Person’s Perspective By Sheila Willis

My Perspective ~ Canada Day 150 By Sheila Willis I have really struggled with the 150th Birthday of Canada.  Being a historian, the writings of the past are good examples of some of the subtle ways that Indigenous peoples have been disregarded and disrespected in the past - this aside from the residential [...]

Canada Settlement of The Western Plains – Video Documentary – 1965

Canada Settlement of The Western Plains - Video Documentary - 1965 A wonderful 1965 documentary by the National Film Board of Canada showing the history of settlement across the Canadian West by comparing and contrasting the brutal dust bowl it was in the 1930s, to the bread basket it became, and it still [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:46:50+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Canada, Heritage, Settlement, Video|0 Comments

Canada 1871 – Beginning of the Canadian Pacific Railway – Transcontinental Railway – The Iron Horse

1871 - Beginning of the Canadian Pacific Railway - Transcontinental Railway - The Iron Horse - Canada The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was fundamental in bringing the nation of Canada together. Find out more by watching this Telling Times short documentary

By | 2017-05-27T16:58:08+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Canada, Railway, Trains|0 Comments

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