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Join me as I look at every Prime Minister of Canada from Sir John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau. I look at the good, the bad and everything else the leaders of Canada have been involved in. See why they left their mark on Canada, why they maybe weren't always great people and why they are part of our history.
 
In this podcast, I will be looking at the history of the construction of the Trans-Continental Railway in Canada, from the people and places who helped make it happen along the way. Top to bottom, it will cover everything about the amazing accomplishment by a young country. Don't forget to subscribe to my other podcasts, Canadian History Ehx, From John to Justin and Canada's Great War.
 
A chronological deep dive into how the First World War changed Canada forever. This isn't just a look at battles, but what was going on at home, from the politicians leading the country to the people left behind at home, worrying about their loved ones overseas. It will follow the war and how it changed Canada, digging deep into a fascinating period of our history.
 
What's your favorite history? Each interview on this podcast begins with this one question. Our guests are people who like history and get really excited about a particular time, place or person from our distant or not so distant past. The jumping off point is the place where our they became curious then entered the rabbit hole into discovery through scholarly research, pop culture, documentaries, other podcasts...We look at history through the filter of other peoples eyes.https://www.buzzsp ...
 
BOCO Town from Arts of the Pamlico at the Turnage Theatre in Historic Downtown Washington, North Carolina. We talk to the amazing people in our community who help Arts of the Pamlico deliver such a rich variety of programs and events. News and updates on Arts of the Pamlico, along with interviews with the people behind everything that happens at the Turnage Theatre. Support our Historic Turnage Theatre and Arts of the Pamlico: https://www.artsofthepamlico.org/support/
 
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Home to some excellent museums, Innisfail has a deep history that dates back to its days as a stopping house along the Calgary-Edmonton Trail, as well as a huge wildlife park to visit that includes the world's largest animatronic bear. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/…
 
Home of a legendary hockey team, as well as some fascinating stories. The community played a critical role in the Manhattan Project, has a Victoria Cross winner from World War One and some fascinating historical spots, like the famous Gulch. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twitte…
 
Started in 1894, and held annually since 1955, the Quebec Winter Carnival has become the largest winter festival in the Western Hemisphere. It has also brought Canada the enduring image of Bonhomme, the loveable snowman who is the spirit of the festival. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitte…
 
From an Indigenous UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the arrival of the NWMP, to its role in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, the MD of Willow Creek has a deep and fascinating history. It is also the birthplace of music legend, Joni Mitchell! Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: w…
 
In this episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Jeannie Barbour. Jeannie is the Content Producer of the recently released film, Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher starring Martin Sensmeier, Tommy Flanagan, Dermot Mulroney, and Grace Montie. The movie brings to life the true rags to riches story of Montford T. Johnson who built a cattle ran…
 
Launched in 1958, the Edmund Fitzgerald was called the Queen of the Lakes for its immense size. It would pass into legend on Nov. 10, 1975 when it sank suddenly in Ontario waters, taking 29 crew with it. It would become the most famous shipwreck in the Great Lakes, immortalized in song. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E…
 
With a strong family lineage, Michael Ignatieff was a rising star in the Liberal Party in the late-1960s. While his political career would wait until 2005, he would quickly rise in the Liberal Party and was leader by 2008. Unfortunately, the 2011 election would not be an easy one for him or the party. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.…
 
Taber, Alberta is a community features a long history that includes some interesting stories. From its role in Japanese Internment during the Second World War, to coal mining, a one-legged man on a rampage, a 4,000-year-old discovery and, of course, lots of corn. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.c…
 
One of the biggest events in Canadian history was the arrival of the first reigning monarch to set foot on Canadian soil, King George VI with his wife Queen Victoria. From May to June 1939, the couple travelled 13,481 km around Canada where 75% of the Canadian population saw them. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail:…
 
White City was formed in a field outside Regina in the 1950s thanks to the arrival of the Trans-Canada Highway. It quickly grew and was the home of Dad's Cookies for a time. Today its history continues with its innovative eco-museum. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/cr…
 
From the Secwepemc people who lived in the area for millennia, to the famous Salmon Runs, to one of the biggest saw mills in British Columbia for its time, Chase has a unique history. That history can also be explored in the Chase & District Museum. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: ww…
 
Located just south of Calgary, Okotoks has a fascinating history. From the immense rock dropped by a glacier nearby, to its many historical buildings. It was visited by Robert Kennedy in the 1960s, it even became a popular party place for men who wanted bars that barred women. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: cra…
 
This month on BoCo Town, Washington native and nationwide sensation Craig Woolard join us. Listen as Craig chats with hosts Leesa Jones, Steve Barnes, and special guest host, Chuck Phillips about his start in music, how the Embers came together, what he does when he isn’t onstage, and much, much more. Arts of the Pamlico Events Calendar https://www…
 
The official Wine Capital of Canada (seriously, the Queen proclaimed it!), this community has a history dating back over 100 years but it owes its existence to WW1 soldiers. Today, learn about its cantaloupes, wines, dogs without fleas, a giant cherry pie and much more! Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@cana…
 
Founded at the site where an Indigenous peace was formed, Wetaskiwin became an important stopping point along the railroad, and features many museums and even an 1885 Rebellion Fort! It also features a very old courthouse and water tower, some famous former residents and three amazing museums. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaeh…
 
Anne Marie talks to American politician, criminal justice professor and author of the first red flag gun law in the nation, Mike Lawlor about the Sandy Hook Shooting and the history of gun legislation. Trigger warning. We talk about gun violence and mass shootings in this episode. This episode is being released on the 9-year anniversary of the Sand…
 
Former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black is joined by former Link Group chief executive Craig Sanderson and TPAS Scotland chief executive Lesley Baird as they cast their minds back to a time when modern housing associations were new and tenants struggled to be heard. Jimmy Black has written a blog to accompany the e…
 
Located in the interior of British Columbia, Smithers is a town with a very interesting history. This town started as a railway divisional point & grew to become an important city in BC. From Alpine Al, to the many NHL players from the city, to its historic buildings, there is much to learn about this community. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx D…
 
The largest mass escape of prisoners-of-war in modern military history occurred on Australian soil during the Second World War. Attempting to overcome the disgrace of captivity 1,104 Japanese prisoners-of-war escaped from the prisoner-of-war camp in Cowra, New South Wales. Mat McLachlan shares insights about the Cowra Breakout and what Prime Minist…
 
In this episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Kevin Kuharic about his recently published book, A Clutter of Patchwork Squares: A Chronicle of Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery. For those of you who have been following us from the beginning, you may remember that my first episode was a three-part series in which Mr. Kuharic shared the history…
 
Humboldt was an important site during the 1885 Red River Resistance, serving as the only telegraph link with Ottawa during the conflict. It also has many buildings that have stood for over a century, and its the hometown of Mr. Goalie himself, Glenn Hall! Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitt…
 
For decades, from the 1880s to the 1910s, women campaigned for the right to vote. While they would start to succeed in the 1910s, it was still a long road for many women in various provinces. It would not be until 1940 that Quebec granted the vote, while Indigenous women waited until 1960. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.co…
 
One of the oldest Icelandic communities in Canada, Glenboro has a large camel to honour the only Manitoba desert, a very old Icelandic church, was the site of a grizzly murder and is the hometown of a Manitoba curling legend. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/craigbaird…
 
On this episode of BoCo Town, Steve and Leesa interview Jordan Cartrette and Elizabeth Waser, ECU School of Music students and cast members of Pirates of Penzance. Their discussion ranges from how our guests first got into music to the vocal anatomy. Arts of the Pamlico Events Calendar https://www.artsofthepamlico.org/events/photo/ Holiday Homes To…
 
Former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black and Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay speak with Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services convenor Cllr Anne Rendall who reflects on £4.4 million of faulty roofs, keeping rents down, and building new houses in Dundee. The attention then turns to the private rent…
 
On Dec. 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax Harbour. One of those ships was loaded with explosives, which ignited, producing the largest manmade explosion in human history to that point. In seconds, the 2.9 kiloton explosion killed 2,000 people, injured 9,000, and destroyed 12,000 buildings in a 2.6 kilometre radius. Support: www.patreon.com/can…
 
This Alberta resort town started out as Snake Lake and became known for its waterslides and regattas, held each year. A former Kraft Hockeyville, Sylvan Lake also features one of the only lighthouses between the BC Coast & the Great Lakes. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twitter.…
 
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to Jeffrey H. Jackson, historian and author of the book Paper Bullets which captures the riveting and courageous story of Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, two gender norm-defying artists better known as Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, who undertook a dangerous years-long anti-propaganda campaign, which used art to …
 
Founded during the gold rush days of British Columbia, Quesnel has a history that is celebrated throughout the community in parks, museums and more. From a grisly murder that created a provincial park, to relics of ships, a Royal visit and even a haunted doll, there are many great bits to learn in this episode! Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Do…
 
While the United States gets most of the notice of The Great Depression, Canada was severely impacted. From Saskatchewan where dust storms and grasshoppers made life miserable at times, to the slave like conditions of relief camps and factories, it was a tough time for Canadians. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: …
 
Fairview was a community that began as another community before it moved location. Today, it has a thriving history, a stunning bridge and a deep history with many historical sites. It is also the hometown of Rachel Notley, the second female premier of Alberta! Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com…
 
Former Australian Army Special Forces, 2nd Commando Regiment, Warrant Officer Nick Hill served in Malaysia, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as being deployed to other countries including Egypt and the United States of America. Over two episodes, Nick shares fascinating insights about his twenty-five-year career (1989-2014), as well as fami…
 
The home of the legendary cowboy John Ware, Duchess has many historical sites nearby to it to explore including the Duke of Sutherland Historical Site. It also has a deep history that includes a terrible fire, a shootout with village police and much more. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitt…
 
Former Dundee housing convener and housing justice campaigner Jimmy Black and Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay speak with Link Group’s finance director Nick Pollard about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), its role in Link’s £80 million funding deal from Scottish Widows and why investors are increasingly seeking to back climate-…
 
Through his life, Chief Dan George would be a chief of his people, a poet, an activist and musicians. It was as an actor he found the most success though, earning an Oscar nomination in 1971. He was much more than that, and his Lament for Confederation in 1967 remains a touchstone for Indigenous activism in the 20th century. Support: www.patreon.co…
 
On this episode of BoCo town guests Virginia Finnerty, Gail Baird, and Courtenay Bailey tell us about the search for AOP’s new executive director, important elements for an executive director to be successful, and where our new ED has come from and what plans she has for the future of the Turnage. Arts of the Pamlico Events Calendar https://www.art…
 
On June 19, 1914, 237 men went down into the Hillcrest Mine at 7 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., the entire area was shaken by a huge explosion from the mine. By the end of the day, only 48 men had emerged alive. It remains to this day the deadliest mining disaster in Canadian history. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@c…
 
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