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...
  • The Honours We Bestow

    January 1, 2002 by Norman Brown
      Canada’s honours system includes (from left) the Companion of the Order of Canada; Officer of the Order of Canada; Member of the Order of Canada. It gives Canadians, without their asking, a deserved moment in the spotlight. It represents an honour to the individual...
  • The Oil Springs Of Ontario

    November 1, 2001 by Steve Pitt
      A gusher that occurred in Petrolia in 1902. Before there was the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, before supertankers and pipelines, in 1858 there were two men with shovels and a swamp in Canada. One of the men was a luck-starved entrepreneur with the...
  • Lunenburg By The Sea

    November 1, 2001 by Laura Byrne Paquet
    A working seaport and a historic downtown core are among Lunenburg’s greatest assets. For more than two centuries, life in Lunenburg, N.S., revolved around the fishing industry. Old salts mended nets on the wharf, wives paced the shore awaiting their husband’s return, and young men...
  • A Killer Named Hazel

    September 1, 2001 by Steve Pitt
    Survivors work in teams to salvage valuables from a destroyed house. About half an hour before midnight, Marion Sherman was awakened by a strange noise coming from the Humber, a docile river which ran a few hundred yards from their farmhouse near Toronto. She asked...
  • Captured In Stone

    September 1, 2001 by James Hale
    Federal Sculptor Maurice Joanisse translates a concept into a finished sculpture. “One of the best things about this job is helping to show the history of the country so people realize what we have here,” says Maurice Joanisse, Canada’s current official sculptor. As he speaks,...
  • Mapping The Mountains

    May 1, 2001 by Jeffrey S. Murray
    Topographer James McArthur and assistant W.S. Drewry carry photographic equipment to a mountaintop in 1887.   In the fall of 1910, an inconspicuous wooden box, measuring about a foot square, arrived in the basement shipping rooms of Department of the Interior, the Ottawa-based federal agency...
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