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Canada 2017 is coming

Canada 2017 is coming

Editorial: I’m a boomer and sure remember 1967, Canada’s 100th birthday, particularly Expo 67 in Montreal. I went with my girlfriends and my mother was terrified that we’d be captured into white slavery when using the public washrooms (aside from what we’d catch sitting on the toilet seats). The top song in 1967 was (drumroll) “Canada”. Not “Oh Canada” but a feel good sort of dorky one by the Young Canadian Singers. You can listen to … Read entire article »

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Celebrating Canada’s railway hotels

Celebrating Canada’s railway hotels

There is a famous moment in Canadian history when on November 7, 1885 an iron spike was pounded into a railway tie in Craigellachie, British Columbia signalling the joining of Canada’s east with its west by railroad. It was no easy feat, particularly the stretch of track over the Kicking Horse Pass at the Alberta-B.C. border. But William Van Horne, general manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) at the time, got it done, though at … Read entire article »

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