Category: Historical Entities

The Canadian Railway Story – Part II

The Canadian Railway Story – Part II

[ 0 ] September 26, 2012 |

“Laying down track and building the bridges Bending our old backs til the railroad is done.” Gordon Lightfoot – Canadian Railroad Trilogy In Part I of The Canadian Railway Story, we began an account and a history that stretches from coast-to-coast. It’s one that that has helped establish the Canadian identity in this great land. […]

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The Canadian Railway Story – Part I

The Canadian Railway Story – Part I

[ 0 ] September 5, 2012 |

“For they looked in the future and what did they see They saw an iron road running from the sea to the sea” Gordon Lightfoot – Canadian Railroad Trilogy Canada has one of the greatest railway systems in the world. From our first railroad, the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad, opened on July 21, 1836, […]

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IMAX – Canadian Technology

IMAX – Canadian Technology

At EXPO ’67 in Montreal, on being impressed by the multi-projector, multi-screen shows they saw, a small group of Canadian entrepreneurs and filmmakers hatched the idea for IMAX; a new system that would use one powerful projector. The IMAX motion picture projection system was born. This uniquely Canadian technology, used worldwide, has turned heads for […]

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RIM and the BlackBerry

RIM and the BlackBerry

As 2011 marched on, it almost obliterated Research in Motion® (RIM) with its ‘footsteps’. RIM®, the company behind what used to be the hugely reliable BlackBerry® phone, took a huge hit on several key fronts in 2011. For example, its stock price fell spectacularly. A couple of key service outages that weren’t handled very well […]

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Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire

[ 5 ] April 11, 2012 |

We were talking to one of our American ex-patriots, currently living in in Ontario, and she said this about first walking into a Toronto-area Canadian tire: “I thought it was a tire store!” Indeed. Canadian Tire is one of the most sought-after organizations in Canada to work for, and has under its umbrella Mark’s Work […]

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History of Pablum

History of Pablum

Goo goo ga ga … whoops, sorry, we were just talking baby talk. Actually, that’s not so far off the subject of this article! Though acquired by H. J. Heinz Company in 2005, from the time of its invention to that point, Pablum was largely an all-Canadian venture. The only exception to the list of […]

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Canadian Club

Canadian Club

This is not an article about that exclusive place called The Canadian Club, which can be found on Bay Street in Toronto, among other cities and streets. This article is about whisky! One of the most recognizable drinks in the world didn’t start out in Canada. And while it’s still created in Windsor, Ontario, the […]

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Trivia EH? Hudson Bay Company

Trivia EH? Hudson Bay Company

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Radisson and Des Groseilliers were the initial men behind the establishment of the Hudson’s Bay Company. they were French but unhappy with France’s pursuit of furs. They switched sides more than once through the years. Early indoor winter clothing consisted of a large moose skin lined with several other pelts, a layer of flannel, and […]

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Hudson’s Bay Company

Hudson’s Bay Company

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Hudson’s Bay Company is the oldest chartered trading company in the world. Amazing to think it is still operating today. Of course a few things have changed over the years. The buyers don’t have to travel in canoes and befriend and trade with Indians. The CEO doesn’t have to oversee an operation that sends ships, […]

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The Huron Carol

The Huron Carol

[ 1 ] December 20, 2008 |

The Huron Carol is a loose translation of the story of Jesus written by St. Jean de Brebeuf. Brebeuf was a Jesuit missionary in Quebec & Ontario, 1625 to 1649. During his time in Canada he wrote Jesus Ahattonia (the Huron Carol) as a way to teach the Huron’s about the birth of Jesus Christ […]

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