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This Week in History
In 1950, the Canadian naval destroyers HMCS “Cayuga”, “Athabasca”, and “Sioux” left Vancouver—escorted by the cruiser “Ontario”—for Pearl Harbour during the Korean Conflict.
In 1930, George Stathakis died when he plummeted over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Can you imagine that the turtle he took with him - survived?
Newfoundland and Labrador
Memorial University launches WWI commemoration program
The students and faculty of Manorial University are working on nearly 40 projects that will commemorate the First World War.
The province recently celebrated the 125 anniversary and re-opening of the Algonquin Resort in New Brunswick.
Quebec City, in the province of Quebec, is holding its 17th annual New France Festival, when Quebec's capital city celebrates its French colonial roots.
Ottawa spends more on military history amid criticism over support for veterans
Canadian Forces' return to old-style ranks, insignia costs millions
Story of the Week
June 24th - St-Jean Baptiste Day – The National Holiday in Quebec
Today, it is included in the week’s celebration as Canada gets ready for its birthday party on July 1st.
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The next post will be on June 30, 2014.