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The Matheson Fire of 1916

Forest fires are nothing new in Canada these days, and right now we are dealing with several terrible ones in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. The forest fires of the past, while often not as large, were much more deadly and...

George Drew

Last week, I talked about John Bracken, a former premier who became the Leader of the Progressive Conservatives from 1943 to 1948. Today, we have another premier, George Drew, who served as the premier of Ontario during the same years Bracken led...

Changing The Route

The route through the prairies for the Canadian Pacific Railway may seem as though it’s a natural path to take, along the southern part of the country, close to the United States border but that was not the original plan. When plans were first put...

George Copway

Canada has had several literary celebrities that have made a name for themselves internationally. There has been Robert Munsch, Farley Mowat, Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. Arguably the first...

John Bracken

John Bracken The last episode, I looked at Gordon Graydon, the man who was the Leader of the Official Opposition, but who did not lead his actual party. The party leader was another man named John Bracken. Bracken had become leader of the...

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