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The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Nov. 08 2013, 8:48 PM EST Last updated Friday, Nov. 08 2013, 8:48 PM EST It was the late 1970s, and Peter John Stokes was contacted by a student of urban and regional planning at the University of Waterloo. Mr.
Story gallery Kingston Penitentiary, home to Paul Bernardo and Russell Williams, is closing. The public safety minister says there has not been the expected spike in the prison population from Ottawa's tougher crime laws. The Canadian Press Justice
What started as a one-off charity fundraiser has become the subject of frantic bidding, as members of the public seeking tickets for sold-out tours of Kingston Penitentiary search online for sellers. The last batch of 2,000 tickets to take a rare,
The Historica-Dominion Institute launched its new Heritage Minute, only the second in nearly a decade, at Six Nations Polytechnic in Ohsweken, Ont., on Wednesday. Scaling the Heights The famous confrontation at Queenston Heights, in Upper Canada, on
EDT Bob Robertson How some people think the Commons heritage committee will change Canadian history: Unofficially, Canadian history began in the year 1000, when Leif Ericson arrived to build a settlement in what is now Newfoundland. Sadly, this
The Globe and Mail Last updated Friday, Apr. 26 2013, 9:30 PM EDT A frame grab from the minute-long movie-trailer-style ad that Ottawa hoped would promote awareness of the anniversary of the War of 1812. The Harper government looked to Sylvester
A new survey suggests Canadians and Americans have vastly divergent attitudes towards the border war that broke out in 1812 and bumbled along for three years. British soldiers fire their muskets at the American forces during a re-staging of a War of
The survivors of this holy cannonade quite sensibly offered no resistance to what is commonly known as conversion, and soon they were all bowing and genuflecting and praying to invisible saints when they weren't picking smallpox scabs off their kids'
Samuel de Champlain is considered the main figure in 17th Century Canada, although the English textbooks don't seem to think he was all that great. Actually, he's an unlikely choice as poster boy, because most of that Century was about wars (French-
August, 2012 Of the four Canadian prime ministers with just militia experience John A. Macdonald, Mackenzie Bowell, Alexander Mackenzie and John Abbott only Macdonald and Bowell were actually posted anywhere. Macdonald saw action during the