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Military Moments | Canadians in the Battle of Britain

 This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which took place from July to October 1940. Our new Military Moment and the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story explore the Canadians who took part in the furious air defence of Britain against the German Luftwaffe. As Winston Churchill later proclaimed...
  • Entering The Nuclear Age

    September 1, 2003 by Jeremy Whitlock
    Top: The Chalk River Laboratories was established during WW II on the Ottawa River, about two hours west of Ottawa. Inset: Nuclear research has been a benefit to cancer therapy. In September 1945, a month after the end of World War II, Canadians were still...
  • The Dunes Of Greenwich

    September 1, 2003 by L.D. Cross
    Top: Tourists head towards the boardwalk leading to the beach. Bottom: A couple enjoys a quiet stroll along the beach at Greenwich. Think of Prince Edward Island and the images that come to mind are of a small, green garden in the gulf, a land...
  • Door-To-Door Bookstores

    July 1, 2003 by Jeffrey S. Murray
    A depiction of a 19th century book agent canvassing a farmer. “Success in book selling is not a matter of luck,” advises a small pamphlet written at the beginning of the 20th century for new door-to-door agents who had signed on to peddle a special...
  • Our New Citizens

    July 1, 2003 by Steve Pitt
    Indonesian-born Kreato Adi Wijaya, 9, and his sister Majoli, 7, are among those taking the oath at a Toronto ceremony. On a cold, dull April afternoon in Toronto, people begin gathering in the basement of a library in Parkdale, one of the most ethnically diverse...
  • 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...
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