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The 19th century wasn’t a golden era for workers. In Newfoundland, six-year-olds were given the job of splitting fish, while processing was done by 10-year-old girls. Eight-year-old boys worked in Cape Breton coal mines. At Toronto’s Gooderham and Worts distillery, child workers as young as 10 worked long days and were given rations of whisky to...
  • The Short Season Of High Society

    June 4, 2009 by Graham Chandler
    The remains of the Walhachin water flume. PHOTO: GRAHAM CHANDLER It was to be an overseas Utopia for the upper classes of England—lush gardens and orchards, a heavenly climate and all the familiar trappings of aristocracy. It lasted about a decade. What went wrong? It...
  • All The World’s A Stage

    May 1, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    Actors perform in a 2005 Kanata Theatre production. PHOTO: WENDY WAGNER The May/June 2009 issue of Legion Magazine includes a feature article on the lure and popularity of Canadian community theatre. Many of the amateur companies referred to in our story enter productions in yearly...
  • Highway H2O

    April 4, 2009 by D'Arcy Jenish
    Construction of a diversion canal at Cornwall, Ont. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C-022733 Jim Coke graduated from Montreal’s McGill University in 1953 with a degree in electrical engineering, worked for a year and in the spring of 1954 embarked on a backpacking tour of western...
  • History Rocks In Fundy

    March 1, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    Visitors look for fossils on the rocky shore at Joggins. PHOTO: JOGGINS FOSSIL INSTITUTE In our March/April 2009 issue, Legion Magazine published a story on Nova Scotia’s Joggins Fossil Cliffs. Listed below are just some of the other key attractions relating to coastal geology in...
  • A Century Aloft: The Rise Of The Silver Dart

    February 9, 2009 by John Boileau
    Douglas McCurdy flies the Silver Dart over the ice on Baddeck Bay, N.S. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA061741 “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Only 66 years separate American astronaut Neil Armstrong’s memorable moonscape statement from the first flights...
  • Milling Through History

    February 2, 2009 by James Careless
    Watson’s Mill was built on the Rideau River at Manotick. PHOTO: COURTESY OF CITY OF OTTAWA Escape the super highways and travel the back roads along popular waterways and you will find significant, but often overlooked connections to Canada’s industrial past. Your reward may be...
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