Monthly Archives: August 2014

Brandon, Manitoba – The Commonwealth Air Training Plan

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The Commonwealth Air Training Plan was established in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada from 1939 to 1945 where British, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Air Personnel … Continue reading

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Louis Riel & the Battle of Batoche

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The dream of a Métis State in the Prairies ended on May 12, 1885 at the Battle of Batoche in Saskatchewan, Canada. Louis Riel … Continue reading

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Canada: Fact or Fiction – Who was here first?

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Stories from our archives: Over 20 years ago, On Top of the World reviewed the history of the occupation of Canada. Who was here … Continue reading

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Saskatchewan: Aboriginal archaeology at Wanuskewin

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Archaeology takes place at Wanuskewin just outside Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and the discoveries support the oral history of the aboriginal peoples that have gathered and … Continue reading

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NWT: Surviving the North – The story of the ‘Eskimo’ dog.

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When the migration of Inuit occurred, the Tuli aboriginal culture used working dogs to pull their sleds and locate seal-breathing holes. We visit Yellowknife … Continue reading

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Canada: Ottawa – A Capital Story

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We take a balloon trip over Ottawa, originally a work camp for lumberjacks before being made Canada’s Capital City and drop by Kingsmere, the … Continue reading

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