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The Winnipeg General Strike

The largest strike in Canadian history started with metal and building workers seeking better wages and working conditions. Labourers had been pushing for similar changes

A Frank account

Anne Frank’s first entry into that famous diary came on her 13th birthday in June 1942.   “I hope I shall be able to confide

Placing the displaced

An early refugee support group helped open Canada to victims of Nazi persecution Canadians tend to think of Canada as a compassionate, hospitable country that has always welcomed

Canada And The Great War: Liberation

  By mid-October 1918, Canadian units were pushing the Germans back after inflicting a momentous defeat on the Kaiser’s forces in Cambrai, France. The Canucks

From Battlefields to Farm Fields

A legion of demobilized servicemen settled in Western Canada after the Armistice. On the field of battle, they developed alertness and wisdom, and they will

Alberta’s first (real) oil boom

May 1914, the Dingman well in Turner Valley, Alta., blew in, heralding an oil boom. Only 50 wells were drilled, but by summer there were

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