O Canada

Eyewitness to war

Now the rest of the assault troops are going in. I am going ashore with them.” This was the last line in Ross Munro’s dispatch on D-Day. As the lead correspondent in Europe for The Canadian Press during the Second World War, he covered D-Day on June 6, 1944, as well as the 1941 Canadian raid...
  • Apple Country

    September 1, 2002 by Steve Pitt
    From top: Beautiful apples sparkle under the sun in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley; Apple grower G.T. Turnbull examines his harvest at Goderich, Ont., in 1900. Canada grows more than 30 million bushels of apples a year. Some of the most famous varieties in the world...
  • Wings In The Wilderness

    May 1, 2002 by Steve Pitt
    A prospector unloads supplies from a bush plane at Taltheillie Narrows, N.W.T. In 1919, most of Canada’s 3,700,000 square miles were still uncharted wilderness. People could sail along parts of Canada’s extensive coastline or travel coast to coast on a single railroad line that virtually...
  • Barging Down The Mackenzie

    May 1, 2002 by Graham Chandler
    The river tug Vic Ingraham awaits its skipper at Fort Providence, N.W.T. Sir Alexander Mackenzie never had it this good. I’m in the middle of the river named after him, soaking up the Indian summer rays that bathe the deck of the river tug Vic...
  • Hard-water Sailing

    March 1, 2002 by Steve Pitt
    Spectators gather at the foot of Toronto’s Bay St. to view a variety of iceboats in 1907. “There were the iceboats, which were a very great delight to us. They were made triangular with one piece of iron at the point and two others on...
  • Festivals For Us Folks

    March 1, 2002 by Marla Fletcher
    Throat singers Melody Kuneluk and Evik Ayalik at Yellowknife’s Folks On the Rocks festival. Chances are good Richard Davis will find himself in Edmonton’s Gallagher Park on Aug. 8-11. It’s where the confirmed folk festival lover has been most second weekends in August over the...
  • Rolling Out The Russell

    January 1, 2002 by Steve Pitt
    Thomas Russell poses behind the wheel during a display of Russell cars in the early 1900s. On a brisk February day in 1907, four brave men eased a brand new, slightly modifed automobile off solid ground and headed out onto the windswept ice of Lake...
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