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Potpourri: Power to the people
Electricity service in the town of 1,200 85 years ago this month was about to become 24/7, thanks to a company called Mid-West Utilities (almost immediately to become known as Canadian Utilities) which took over the municipal power plant tucked underneath
Search for lost Spitfires in Myanmar may have hit a snag
Members of an excavation team hunting for dozens of World War II-era British fighter aircraft believed buried at Myanmar's main international airport said Friday that the search will take longer than expected after a survey discovered bundles of electric
Shackleton's whisky returned to Antarctic hut
Talk about whisky on ice: Three bottles of rare, 19th century Scotch found beneath the floor boards of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton's abandoned expedition base were returned to the polar continent Saturday after a distiller flew them to Scotland t
Dino museum gets go ahead
The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum project has been throughits ups and downs over the past three years, but after the finalization of the County of Grande Prairie budget, there’s only one way the museum can go, and it’s up.
The fearless, near-forgotten story of HMS Jervis Bay
The attack came more than a thousand kilometres away in the mid-North Atlantic. But the enemy action — one of the earliest in the six-year Battle of the Atlantic — brutally brought the Second World War home to Newfoundland.
Morning Glory: Canada's own WWI war horse
War Horse is the stage and screen story of a horse from Wales that goes to France during the First World War. There is an equally moving but little known true story about a Canadian horse and her rider.
Radar mission little known success story of WWII Dieppe raid
When Canadian soldiers descended on Dieppe 70 years ago, they found themselves overwhelmed by a German army that was able to mobilize en masse to repel their attack. As soldiers began dying, a small group of Prairie soldiers embarked on a stealthy mission
Archives cataloguing state of Canadiana
Library and Archives Canada has compiled the first-ever master list of how well its massive collection is holding up as it prepares for a major move next year of thousands of pieces of Canadian history.
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