April 29th, 2017

Canada 150

Canadian inventors have changed the world

By The Canadian Press on April 25th, 2017

TORONTO – Zippers. Garbage bags. Paint rollers. Some items are so ingrained in our lives we don’t stop to consider life without them — how we would do up a jacket, take out the trash or give a wall a fresh coat of paint. But without the Canadians behind these inventions, all these tasks — ... Read More »

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The legacy of the conscription crisis of WW1

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2017

MONTREAL – Canadian mythology suggests the country earned its sovereignty from the British Crown in the First World War, after legions of soldiers from Victoria to Charlottetown gallantly stormed German defences along the Western Front and were instrumental in the Allied cause. But as Canadians were fighting the Germans, back home the country was at ... Read More »

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Prince Charles, Camilla to visit in time for Canada 150 celebration

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2017

OTTAWA – Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit Canada this summer in time for the country’s birthday. Governor General David Johnston says they have accepted the government’s invitation to undertake a tour. The royal duo will be in Canada from June 29 to July 1. They will travel in Ontario, Nunavut and the ... Read More »

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Tracing the roots of Canada’s love for hockey

By Canadian Press on April 11th, 2017

Unpack what hockey means to Canada on the country’s sesquicentennial and you are immediately shin guard-deep in cultural touchstones: A Wayne Gretzky rookie card, a Starr skate, Roch Carrier’s story “The Hockey Sweater,” Jacques Plante’s trailblazing fiberglass mask, the lucky loonie buried in centre ice at the 2002 Olympics, a hockey stick wrapped in rainbow ... Read More »

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Collector’s Corner: New coins for Canada 150

By Medicine Hat News on March 25th, 2017

Before I start about the new coins for this year I would like to remind readers about the travelling coin and silver dealers that appeared on March 11 at a city hotel. For those of you who may have attended I hope that you got prices before you went. I attended and they offered me ... Read More »

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Inspiration required for Canada 150

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 2nd, 2017

The countdown is on, and we should consider ourselves on the clock leading up to the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday this summer. This week a ticker debuted on the News’ front page that will count down to July 1. Until then, the News will detail plans for the special celebration as they roll out, ... Read More »

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Committee suggests local Canada Day boost

By Collin Gallant on February 1st, 2017

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant With 150 days until Canada marks its 150th birthday, a council committee is recommending extra cash be spread through to a number of local festivals to help with celebrations. Monday’s meeting of the public services committee heard that administrators had been contemplating ways to boost local profile of the sesquicentennial celebrations. They recommend ... Read More »

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Canada 150: Canadian-isms

By Medicine Hat News on January 18th, 2017

Oh Canada! To help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year we’re putting together a few special projects and for one of them we want to know what comes to your mind when you think of this great nation? What do you tell people from other countries about Canada? What do you hear when you’re travelling ... Read More »

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Canada 150: Reasons to love Medicine Hat

By Medicine Hat News on January 16th, 2017

We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday this year, and we want to celebrate our own slice of Canada at the same time. As part of our special coverage of the 150th year of this great nation we’re asking you for 150 reasons to love Medicine Hat and the surrounding region. Is your favourite thing about the ... Read More »

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Canada 150: Tell us about the best year of your life

By Medicine Hat News on January 12th, 2017

The country is going all out to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year, and it’s bound to be one of the best years Canada ever experiences. We at the News want to know what the best year of your life has been. Do some thinking, some reminiscing and some photo-gazing, and when you’ve settled on ... Read More »

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