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Australia: The Didgeridoo

It may look easy, but you try it! The Didgeridoo is an aboriginal wind instrument made from the hollowed out limbs of trees in … Continue reading

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Canada: Fact or Fiction – Who was here first?

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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British Columbia: Reading Totem Poles at Capilano

A look back at the origins of the Capilano Suspension Bridge and a meeting with a master carver who was hired to restore the … Continue reading

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British Columbia: Haida Gwaii

Decaying Totem Poles at Skidans are visual reminders of the original natives who inhabited the villages in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) off Canada’s … Continue reading

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Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick

) We explore Kouchibouguac on the south east coast of New Brunswick, a national park established to protect the environmentally fragile areas of the … Continue reading

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Manitoba: Legacy of a Lake

Thousands of years ago, what is now the province of Manitoba in Canada was covered by the world’s largest fresh water glacial lake. When … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 15: Aftermath — Building the Rideau Canal

Although the War of 1812 is over there is still concern that the Americans might invade again and the British remain vulnerable to attack … Continue reading

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Billy Green and Balderdash

In the late 1790’s, the town of Newark (today’s Niagara-on-the-lake) was the capital of the Province of Upper Canada. During the American Revolution a … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 3 – The Story of Billy Green

  During the War of 1812, when the Gage family was imprisoned in the basement and their Stoney Creek home taken over by American … Continue reading

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