Canada Post direct mail piece March 2021 . . . . . . . Although it probably doesn’t herald a return to the letter-writing ways of our ancestors, this recent nod to the Wish-You-Were-Here postcard comes complete with it’s own stamp. It felt like a warm greeting from an old friend as I filled it […]
Youthful energy is fermenting . . .
Travel Media Association of Canada honours Saskatchewan Adventure Duo ……. BIG congratulations to Robin and Arlene Karpan on a FIRST PLACE 2019 TMAC AWARD in the Best Coverage of a Host Destination category, published here on Roadstories.ca . . . Wawa, Ontario, is More than a Goose and a Moose … I love it when […]
Tuberculosis has plagued the North since it arrived with whalers in the late nineteenth century. At its peak, in the 1950s, it infected one in three Inuit in Canada. Read this at | The Walrus: The North Knows What It’s Like to Fight a Pandemic
Tourism is a powerful way for Indigenous peoples to preserve and value their cultures and languages.
Donald Trump’s fortune began with a two-storey outfit selling swan meat and sex (in Canada) … The Arctic Restaurant and Hotel, owned by Friedrich Trump in Bennett, B.C. in 1899, is being reconstructed by Parks Canada in collaboration with the Carcross Tagish First Nation (Meagan Campbell) ……. Source: Donald Trump’s ancestral brothel gets a new […]
The Walrus will make you Think about Canada. Check out This piece:Poetry, Place, and Indigenous Identity ……. Armand Garnet Ruffo and Liz Howard discuss the magic of finding good poems in unlikely places
For an excellent “you-drive” guide (including directions and travel tips) to World War I sites, contact John Stephens at email@example.com or log onto www.thegreatwar.ca. Donations for this downloadable labour of love are gratefully accepted. Canada and The Great War – 1914 to 1918
Jenn runs the West of the 5th blog and has a thing about Canola …
Source: The Golden Age of Montreal’s Red Light District – Canada’s History At the beginning of the 20th century, when Prohibition swept across the United States and the majority of Canadian provinces, Montreal became the destination for individuals on the quest for fun. The legendary Red Light was the go-to spot for those seeking to […]
Source: The Economist: Louie Kamookak died on March 22nd CBC: Louie Kamookak, Inuit historian and educator, has died Canadian Geographic: Remembering Inuit oral historian Louie Kamookak
A filmmaker reveals how an actor from Winnipeg was the voice of HAL 9000. Also in this week’s newsletter: readers’ thoughts about Facebook. Source: Why A.I. First Spoke With a Canadian Accent: The Canada Letter – The New York Times