June 29th, 2017

Canada 150

Multiculturalism and the Canadian identity

By Canadian Press on June 28th, 2017

Canada’s identity has been shaped by its people, from its original Indigenous inhabitants, to its earliest settlers, to the immigrants who have arrived from all over the planet — now representing more than 250 ethnic origins, from Afghan to Zulu — to build a new life in Canada. They brought elements of their cultures with ... Read More »

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The bitter legacy of Canada’s relationship with indigenous people

By Canadian Press on June 13th, 2017

With a history checkered by residential schools, Indian agents and more instances of abuse, many Indigenous people in Canada wonder what’s worth celebrating. Among those is Isaac Murdoch, from Serpent River First Nation about 150 kilometres west of Sudbury, Ont., who says the history of indigenous people dates back at least 10,000 years. “Ignoring 10,000 ... Read More »

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By the Way: Faithfully celebrating Canada 150

By Medicine Hat News on June 3rd, 2017

I grew up on the streets of London, Ont. Its motto? “The Maple City.” Well, most mid-20th-century kids did spend time on the streets and in the neighbours’ yards. That’s where we played from morning to night. We really did walk back and forth to school four times each day. In the autumn of the ... Read More »

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Patriotic luggage for Canada’s 150th

By Medicine Hat News on May 13th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News It doesn’t get more quintessentially Canadian than maple leafs, Mounties, maple syrup, moose and mountains. That’s exactly why Atlantic Luggage has plastered the Canuck motifs all over the hard-sided suitcases in its Canadiana Collection released to celebrate the country’s sesquicentennial. Of course, there’s more to The Great White North ... Read More »

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Two new Esplanade exhibits celebrate Canada’s 150th

By Mo Cranker on May 12th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The people working at the Esplanade are making sure the gallery is doing its part to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday. Starting off with the Esplanade’s first Art Walk event of the year tonight, and continuing with two new exhibitions, gallery curator Joanne Marion says she is very excited for what is happening at ... Read More »

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Fort Walsh ready for Canada 150 celebrations

By Medicine Hat News on May 12th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Parks Canada says it is excited to kick off Canada 150 celebrations at Fort Walsh National Historic Site. As is the case at other national parks in the country, entry to Fort Walsh National Historic Site is free with the 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass. Canada’s national parks and historic sites enable ... Read More »

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How oilsands changed Canada and Alberta forever

By Canadian Press on May 9th, 2017

David O’Laney unlocks the gate to the historic site he is charged with protecting and swings it wide, allowing entrance to what is arguably the birthplace of modern Alberta and all that has meant to the rest of Canada. Appropriately, the road in is paved with bitumen. “This is where the first experimental oilsands processing ... Read More »

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JazzFest promises more Canucks for Canada’s 150th

By Tim Kalinowski on May 5th, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The road toward the 21st annual Medicine Hat JazzFest began with a a special launch at the Days Inn on Thursday. Guests and sponsors were treated to some smooth jazz melodies by guitarist Rick Lett, complimentary beverages and a courtesy luncheon prior to the official kickoff. Master of Ceremonies for the event was ... Read More »

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Seven Persons students selling hand-knitted toques to celebrate Canada’s 150th

By Tim Kalinowski on May 3rd, 2017

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Seven Persons School students are knitting toques to show off their national pride, and to support a good cause in their home community. “We are selling 150 toques to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday,” explains Grade 6 student Corban Burritt. “Only 150 will be made, and we have sold 67 already. We want to ... Read More »

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The story of Canada’s first women’s shelter

By Canadian Press on May 2nd, 2017

In the early 1970s, domestic violence was still a problem with no name — a private reality for many women, but not an issue considered the business of government or police. It was in this setting that a group of young feminists set about opening the first shelter for abused women and children in Canada. ... Read More »

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