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Roots & Folks

As a student of history, both formally and informally, I have become used to the gaps in people’s knowledge of our Canadian past. Family historians who have...

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Our Painted Turtles

How they survive Canadian winters remains a mystery
Willard Hewey (canoe) resting on the Tusket River.

The Invitation

At six, I was beckoned by the word, come. It was summer, and I was with my family at Birchdale, a remote hunting and fishing lodge just north of Kemptville,...

Newfoundland hospitality on steroids

The secret wartime shipwreck that dramatically changed a community

Just how do they survive?

A fleeting but momentous visit with Sable Island’s wild horses

Back In The Saddle

Shortly before midnight, a 13-year-old rides her 10-speed through the silky darkness to the barn where her horse is boarded. It’s a secret assignation. If her...

The Importance Of Place

Among the most frequently asked questions by genealogists are the three Ws: “Who? When? Where?” On the face of it these seem to require less explaining than...