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Where you can hear Canadian History Ehx on the radio this weekend!
Times should all be local, but double check.

Radio episodes are unique from my podcast episodes. Enjoy!
06:11 PM - Feb 23, 2024
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Thank you to Lynn for your wonderful donation yesterday!
Sharing Canadian history is my full-time job, and you help ensure I can keep doing it :) Thank you!

You can support my Canadian history work with a donation at: https://www.buymeacoffee.c...
05:09 PM - Feb 23, 2024
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Thank you to Alan for sending me these wonderful books, including a hard to find Pierre Berton book! I truly appreciate it! Love the photo from Flin Flon in the 1930s too!

Have something to send my way? You can at:
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Stony Plain PO Main, Alberta
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05:05 PM - Feb 23, 2024
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Slim pickings at the thrift store for Canadian history books today, but happy with what I was able to find!
04:50 PM - Feb 23, 2024
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Happy birthday to Marc Garneau, born on this day in 1949 in Quebec City!
In 1984, he flew on the Challenger and became the first Canadian in outer space.
He returned to space in 1996 and 2000, logging 677 hours.
From 2008 to 2023, he was a Member of Parliament.
09:43 AM - Feb 23, 2024
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On this day in 1909, the AEA Silver Dart took flight from Baddeck Bay, Nova Scotia.
Flown by John McCurdy (future Lt. Gov. of Nova Scotia), it was the first powered flight of a heavier-than-air machine in Canada and the British Empire.
The flight lasted for one kilometre.
09:40 AM - Feb 23, 2024
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It is #BlackHistoryMonth and I am looking at the Black Canadians from Canadian history.

Today, it is Canada's First Lady of Jazz, Eleanor Collins!

Eleanor Collins was born in Edmonton on Nov. 21, 1919.

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02:43 PM - Feb 22, 2024
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Canada has many wonderful and unique roadside attractions and I want to look at their histories.

Today, it is Happy Rock in Gladstone, Manitoba!

In the 1970s, the community leaders of Gladstone wanted to increase tourism to the area.
Gladstone was sometimes referred to as Happy Rock.

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01:56 PM - Feb 22, 2024
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I am asking that this be included as a question on a Canadian Citizenship test for all Canadians.

(the correct answer to the question is yes)
11:40 AM - Feb 22, 2024
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Happy birthday to Kia Nurse, born on this day in 1996 in Hamilton!
Currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, she also played on Team Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
She is a 2x WNBA All-Star, a 2x WNBL Champion, a WNBL MVP and a 2x NCAA Champion.
09:46 AM - Feb 22, 2024
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On this day in 1974, the CN Tower officially became the tallest structure in Canada as it passed Sudbury's Inco Superstack during construction.
When the CN Tower was completed on April 2, 1975, it was 553.3 metres high.

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09:05 AM - Feb 22, 2024
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On this day in 1960, Paul-Émile Borduas died.
Born in 1905 in Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, he became one of Canada's most celebrated abstract painters.
A leader of the avant-garde Automatiste movement, he was a key figure of the Quiet Revolution with his Refus Global manifesto.
09:00 AM - Feb 22, 2024
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Thank you to Canadiana, PeterKeating33, DonaldAmes & KB for your donations yesterday!

Sharing Canadian history is my passion, and my full-time job. You keep it going :)

You can support my Canadian history work with a donation at https://www.buymeacoffee.c...
04:48 PM - Feb 21, 2024
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Canada has many beautiful National Parks, and I am looking at each park's history.

Today, it is the Akami−Uapishkᵘ−KakKasuak−Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve in Labrador.

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01:38 PM - Feb 21, 2024
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It is #BlackHistoryMonth and I am looking at the Black Canadians who have made a mark in our history.

Today, it is Hippo Galloway!

Born in Buffalo on March 24, 1882, Galloway was raised in Dunnville, Ontario.

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10:26 AM - Feb 21, 2024
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On this day in 1974, Tim Horton died.
During his 24 season in the NHL, he won four Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He opened the first Tim Hortons Doughnut Shop in Hamilton in 1964. Today, there are over 4,600 locations across Canada.
09:50 AM - Feb 21, 2024
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Happy birthday to Elliot Page, born on this day in 1987 in Halifax!
In his career, he has earned an Oscar nomination, two BAFTA nominations & two Emmy nominations. He has won Geminis.
An activist, he was the first openly trans man to appear on the cover of Time.
09:04 AM - Feb 21, 2024
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On this day in 1941, Sir Frederick Banting died of wounds suffered a day earlier in a plane crash in Newfoundland.
A Nobel Prize winner, he co-discovered insulin and its therapeutic potential to treat diabetes.

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08:54 AM - Feb 21, 2024
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Happy birthday to Kim Coates, born on this day in 1958 in Saskatoon!
In his acting career, he is best known for his role as Alexander "Tig" Trager on Sons of Anarchy.
A Canadian Screen Award winner, he also has two Gemini nominations
08:42 AM - Feb 21, 2024
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On this day in 1995, adventurer Steve Fossett landed his balloon 20 kilometres southwest of Leader, Saskatchewan.
He took off from South Korea and became the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific in a balloon.
08:32 AM - Feb 21, 2024
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Thank you to lanebaysden and the anonymous person who donated yesterday!

Writing about & sharing Canadian history is my full-time job, you help keep it going :)

You can support my work with a donation at https://www.buymeacoffee.c...
03:17 PM - Feb 20, 2024
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Today on Canadian History Ehx: The SS Viking Disaster!

In 1931, an explosion destroyed a ship near Newfoundland & killed an entire film crew in the deadliest day in Hollywood history
Avail on all podcast platforms

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02:58 PM - Feb 20, 2024
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It is #BlackHistoryMonth and I am looking at the lives of Black Canadians from our history.

Today it is Hugh Burnett!

Born on July 14, 1918 in Dresden, Ontario, Burnett dealt with racism growing up in the community.

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02:23 PM - Feb 20, 2024
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On this day in 1959, the Avro Arrow program was officially cancelled.
Known as Black Friday, 14,528 people were put out of work directly at Avro, with another 15,000 people in the Avro supply chain losing their jobs.

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10:33 AM - Feb 20, 2024
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On this day in 1992, A.J. Casson died.
Born in 1898 in Toronto, he became a member of the Group of Seven in 1926. He was the youngest member of the group, and often focused his artwork on the landscapes of Southern Ontario.
His work sells for between $100,000 & $1.5 million.
09:51 AM - Feb 20, 2024
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On this day in 1844, Joshua Slocum was born in Mount Hanley, Nova Scotia.
He became the first person to sail single-handedly around the world from 1895-1898. His book, Sailing Alone Around the World, became a best-seller.
In 1909, he disappeared while out at sea.
09:33 AM - Feb 20, 2024
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Happy birthday to Hall of Famer Phil Esposito, born on this day in 1942 in Sault Ste. Marie!
In his NHL career from 1963 to 1981, he won two Stanley Cups, five Art Ross Trophies and two Harts.
He was the unofficial leader of Team Canada during the 1972 Summit Series.
08:40 AM - Feb 20, 2024
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Thank you to Dave, Susan, Martha, Nathalie and the anonymous person who donated yesterday!
Sharing Canadian history is my full-time work, and you help keep it going. Thank you :)

If you want to support my Canadian history work, you can at https://www.buymeacoffee.c...
05:26 PM - Feb 19, 2024
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Canada has many interesting roadside attractions, so I thought I would look at the history of some.

Today, it is the very large painting and easel in Altona, Manitoba!

Altona, Manitoba is located 100 km southwest of Winnipeg.

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01:18 PM - Feb 19, 2024
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On this day in 1996, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the Toonie to replace the two dollar bill.
Jack Anawek, MP for Nunatsiaq, suggested the name Nanuq, meaning polar bear, but the name Toonie became widely used by the public.
The bear on the coin is named Churchill.
12:27 PM - Feb 19, 2024
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