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They were prepared

The mottos of all factions of the Boy Scout and Girl Guide movements include pledges to help others. Wartime records show that contributions of the young members more than lived up to their mottos “Lend a Hand,” “Do a Good Turn Daily” and “Be Prepared.” In September 1943, 11-year-old Donald Penrose, a Wolf Cub...
  • Century Of Duty

    January 1, 2000 by David J. Bercuson
    Canadians have often been called an unmilitary people but wars not only shaped the map of Canada, they also determined its political history and social development. And although Canadians never went to war for gain, Canadian resources and–more importantly–the lives of Canada’s servicemen bought this...
  • Century Of Achievement

    January 1, 2000 by Desmond Morton
    According to assorted popular histories and textbooks, Sir Wilfrid Laurier once proclaimed that “The 20th century would belong to Canada.” Well, not quite. What our seventh prime minister really said, when he wound up a speech to a couple of hundred festive members of the...
  • The West Coast Salmon Rush

    November 1, 1999 by Richard A. Rajala
    British Columbia’s commercial salmon fishery has garnered a great deal of media attention in recent years, dominated by the annual “fish wars” that have erupted over the way that the catch will be shared by Canadian and American fishers. International law suits, ferry seizures and...
  • Of Glaciers And Grizzlies

    November 1, 1999 by Laura Byrne Paquet
    One of the great ironies of Glacier National Park is that the reason it exists at all is also the greatest threat to its survival. “The number 1 challenge to the ecological integrity of the park is the national transportation corridor,” says John G. Woods,...
  • Roughing It Royally

    September 1, 1999 by James M. Whalen
    Royal tours Of Canada are normally associated with official receptions, visits to public institutions, speeches, state balls, formal luncheons and fancy banquets. Besides such formalities, the itinerary usually offers the royal visitor an opportunity to participate in field sports and other diversions for pleasure and...
  • Pride On The Vine

    September 1, 1999 by Laura Byrne Paquet
    For the Canadian wine industry, spring 1999 was a heady time indeed. First, in late April, the Ontario government passed legislation that would make it easier for the province’s wineries to market their products abroad. Six weeks later, Brock university in St. Catharines, Ont., opened...
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