Dallaire’s nightmare

I too was a commander who set out on what I thought was an exciting adventure,” Romeo Dallaire writes in Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD, “only to bear witness to the most terrible horrors on earth.” It is a familiar story, one first heard in modern times in the Boer War, and given full...
  • Exploring David Thompson

    July 1, 2007 by D'Arcy Jenish
    PHOTOS: THE DAVID THOMPSON BRIGADE; ILLUSTRATION: C.W. JEFFERYS, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C073573 Clockwise from top left: A brigade logo; members of today’s David Thompson Brigade; a sketch of the explorer using a sextant to take an observation; a section of the Columbia River; one of...
  • Bones In The Badlands

    July 1, 2007 by Dan Black
    PHOTO: DAN BLACK The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s cast of a woolly mammoth. In seconds the classroom in Red Deer, Alta., erupts into a loud and prolonged burst of “Ewwwww!” followed by a short, but audible, “That’s gross!” Tucked in between those expressions–and originating from somewhere...
  • Expo 67: Bringing The World To Us

    May 1, 2007 by D'Arcy Jenish
    PHOTOS: © LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—E000990870; E000990869; E001096688; E000990869; E000756918 Clockwise from top left: Expo’s symbol, representing people with outstretched arms; Expo 67 and some of its architecture; aerial view of Île Notre-Dame and Île Ste-Hélène; Habitat ’67; an elevated train–the Monorail–travels past the U.S....
  • Left For Dead

    May 1, 2007 by James Careless
    PHOTOS: CHRIS ATTRELL; JON DIRKS An old railway car and grain elevators offer a glimpse of the past at Rowley, Alta.; time and weather have transformed these farm buildings near Perth, Ont. Ghost towns. The words conjure up visions of abandoned outposts, tumbleweeds, rusted farm...
  • The Colonel’s Canal

    March 1, 2007 by Chris Balicki
    PHOTOS: JAMES BALLANTYNE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA133871; W.A. CURRENT, PARKS CANADA—H.06.338.08.10(7); F. CATTROLL, PARKS CANADA—H.06.338.08.10(04); P. MORIN, PARKS CANADA—H.06.40.06.14(07) From top: An early depiction of the locks at the Ottawa end of the Rideau Canal; an aerial view of Jones Falls; many of the locks...
  • Full Steam Ahead

    March 1, 2007 by James Careless
    PHOTOS: HCW STEAM TRAIN Clockwise from top left: The HCW Steam Train chugs towards Wakefield, Que.; tour guide Maxime Fortin greets passengers; locomotive No. 909 steams along the Gatineau River. Imagine a perfect day trip on a real train–on a train pulled by a working...

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