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William Annand

The first premier of Nova Scotia, Hiram Blanchard, served for only a few months. With his 88 days as premier, he remains the second shortest serving premier in Nova Scotia history. The next premier of the province, William Annand, served much...

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...

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...

The History of Thorsby

The area of Thorsby was first the land of the Indigenous people, specifically the Cree and Blackfoot whose territory covered the area for centuries. The bison were an important part of the lives of the Indigenous people and could be found in huge...

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