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The RCMP turns 100

When Canada bought Rupert’s Land from the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1870, it needed to police those millions of square kilometres, so in 1873, the North West Mounted Police was formed by an act of Parliament. Successful applicants had to be males between the ages of 18 and 40, of sound constitution and good...
  • The Lost Villages

    May 1, 2003 by Les McLaughlin
    Clockwise from top left: The last house from the village of Wales is moved to Ingleside, Ont., during construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project in the 1950s; a church is delivered to a new location; construction of the huge powerhouse on the...
  • Our Place In The North

    May 1, 2003 by Mark Bourrie
    From top: A river, thick with silt, runs through a rich green Yukon landscape near Mackenzie Bay; the rugged, but beautiful northeastern coast of Baffin Island near Cape Hooper. Every day, Eddy Carmack, an oceanographer with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, hopes someone will...
  • The Alberni Tsunami

    March 1, 2003 by Darrell Ohs
    Buildings, docks and other structures were damaged beyond repair in the 1964 Tsunami. Cars were scattered like toys. Shortly after midnight, 17-year-old Linda King was getting ready for bed when she heard the sound of water outside her bedroom window at 189 River Road in...
  • Landing The Big One

    March 1, 2003 by Tom MacGregor
    Mexico’s Juan de Dios de la Torre and fisherman Dick LeBlanc celebrate after landing a 655-pound tuna in September 1957. The bluefin tuna is one of the giants of the deep sea. Very active and strikingly colourful, it can sprint at a speed of 80...
  • Beware The Windigo

    January 1, 2003 by Steve Pitt
    Ojibway artist Mary Ann Caibaiosai’s depiction of the Windigo. Stories of the beast were often used to keep children from straying too far from villages. Transylvania has Count Dracula. Scotland has the Loch Ness monster. Florida has the Sasquatch Skunk Ape of the Everglades and...
  • Peace River Country

    January 1, 2003 by Les McLaughlin
    From top: Wheat grower Herman Trelle was “outstanding” in his field during the late ’20s; freshly cut timber is loaded onto the D.A. Thomas somewhere along the Peace River in August 1921. When my grandfather, Tom Kerr, rode on horseback from the Hudson’s Bay Company...
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