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The Origins Of Labour Day In Canada

The origins of Labour Day in Canada can be traced back to April 15, 1872, when the Toronto Trades Assembly organized Canada’s first significant demonstration for worker’s rights. The aim of the demonstration was to release the 24 leaders of

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This Day In History: June 24th, 1985 – Canada Goes Cellular

It was revolution in technology back in 1985, and there were a lot of skeptics. After all, who would want to wander around town all day with a brick-sized handset that won’t fit into any pocket? And why spend up to $6,000 for it, when there are plenty

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Head Downtown For A Little Downton Abbey :)

Did you know that there’s a connection between Downton Abbey and Canadian history? The hit British television series was filmed at Highclere Castle, where Canadian officials had enjoyed hospitality during the 1866 London Conference, in the final stretch towards Confederation.

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[Video] The 45 RPM Record Was Introduced 70 Years Ago

In 1948, Columbia Records came up with a game changing alternative to the old scratchy, fragile, 10-inch, 78 RPM record, which had been in existence since the late 1800s. It was the dawn of the new long-playing album, pressed on

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Latest Design Plans For Château Laurier Expansion Revealed

The owners of the Château Laurier have taken another run at re-designing an addition to the hotel that won’t be met with as much push-back as the last few attempts. The latest design of the a rear addition adds more

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Many Of Ottawa’s Heritage Buildings Will Open Their Doors This Weekend

The City of Ottawa presents Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage. It is the second-largest Doors Open event in Canada, and one of the largest in the world! On June 2nd &

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No Snakes In Ireland, No Thanks To St. Patrick

Popular legend tells of St. Patrick using the power of his faith to drive all of the snakes in Ireland into the sea, but it couldn’t have happened. It was the fake news of the day. There were never any

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The Origin Of The Heart Symbol Is Still A Mystery

Things that keep me up at night. Why does the heart symbol you see everywhere in February not look anything like an actual human heart? Which isn’t a bad thing, but it had me wondering…  The heart ‘symbol’ goes at

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