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The 1885 Montreal Smallpox Epidemic

At 9 p.m. on Feb. 28, 1885, George Longley arrived at Bonaventure Station in Montreal. For the past few years, he had been working as a porter and conductor for the Grand Trunk Railway, and this trip to Montreal was one he made many times before...

Hiram Blanchard

We are now beginning our look at the first five premiers of Nova Scotia, as we continue our long journey through every premier in Canadian history. We have covered the first five premiers of Prince Edward Island and Alberta, and still have a couple...

Sgt Gander

In July of this year, I noticed my dog, an Irish Setter Newfoundland cross named Boris, had a bit of a cough. I took him to the vet and was told he likely had laryngeal paralysis, a condition that could be life threatening but surgery would give him...

The History of Milestone

The area of Milestone was occupied by the Cree, Anishinaabe and Sioux long before Europeans ever set foot on the shores of North America. Eventually, as European fur traders explored into the centre of the continent, a new culture emerged, the Metis...

John Brownlee

When Herbert Greenfield was pushed out of the UFA as leader, John Brownlee took over. Brownlee was arguably the best UFA premier in Alberta’s history, and some consider him one of the best premier’s Alberta ever had. That being said, he is most...

Due South

In the Canadian wilderness, RCMP Sergeant Robert Fraser discovers the carcass of a caribou encased in ice. As he investigates, he hears a rifle being cocked and he says “You’re going to shoot a Mountie? They’ll hunt you to the ends...

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