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Library and Archives Canada Tom Longboat is Cogwagee is Everything

In the early 20th century, no spectator sport captivated the world like long distance running. And no runner captured the hearts of Canadians like a Six Nations Indigenous man by the name of Cogwagee in the Onondaga language, or Tom Longboat in English. From his victory at the 1907 Boston Marathon, where he shattered the previous world record by five ...
  • 2019
  • 01:03:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2021

Library and Archives Canada Mackenzie King: Against his Will

William Lyon Mackenzie King was Canada’s longest serving prime minister, an accomplished politician and a prolific writer. He kept an ongoing diary from 1893, until a few days before his death in 1950, in which he wrote down meticulous accounts of his life in politics and fascinating details from his private life. This episode features professor and author Christopher Dummitt, ...
  • 2018
  • 01:01:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2021

Library and Archives Canada Bill Miner: Last of the Old Time Bandits

On May 8, 1906, three armed and masked men held up the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Transcontinental Express at a place called Duck’s Station, 17 miles east of Kamloops in British Columbia. It was a botched robbery to say the least. The bandits ordered the engine and mail car uncoupled, and moved the train a mile down the track. Realizing that ...
  • 2019
  • 01:04:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2021

Library and Archives Canada Francis Mackey and the Halifax Explosion

On the morning of December 6, 1917, Pilot Francis Mackey was guiding the French ship Mont Blanc into the Bedford Basin when, at the narrowest point of the harbour, the Norwegian ship Imo collided with it. The Mont Blanc, laden down with high explosives, caught fire and, about 20 minutes later, exploded. The blast, which was the greatest man-made explosion ...
  • 2019
  • 01:08:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/20/2021

Library and Archives Canada La Bolduc: Queen of Canadian Folksingers

In this episode Library and Archives Canada’s Music Historian and Archivist Rachel Chiasson-Taylor discusses Mary Travers Bolduc, a traditional housewife who became known as the “Queen of Canadian Folksingers.” Find out how and why her career, which began out of simple economic necessity and, building on the music of her own roots, became the stuff of legend.
  • 2016
  • 00:34:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

Library and Archives Canada In Flanders Fields: A Century of Poppies

The poem In Flanders Fields — which is over 100 years old — is considered to be the most popular poem from the First World War. This episode features archivist Emily Monks-Leeson from Library and Archives Canada who will guide us through the life of John McCrae, the Canadian soldier who penned the poem. She will help us understand the conditions from ...
  • 2015
  • 00:35:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

Library and Archives Canada Canada's Flag: The Maple Leaf Forever

Canada's flag, with its distinctive maple leaf and bold red-and-white colour scheme has become such a potent symbol for our country that it’s hard to believe it has only been around for 50 years. On February 15, 1965, the new flag flew for the first time on Parliament Hill for all to see, but unveiling the new design was anything ...
  • 2015
  • 00:33:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

Library and Archives Canada Let us be Canadians: Sir John A. Macdonald

While some aspects of John A. Macdonald's life and legacy remain contentious, most agree that his role in the creation of Canada was paramount. In this episode the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) team explores the life and career of Macdonald with award-winning journalist-historian Arthur Milnes as guide. Also featured is LAC art archivist and curator Madeleine Trudeau, who speaks ...
  • 2015
  • 00:37:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

Library and Archives Canada The Shamrock and the Fleur-de-Lys

In this episode the Library and Archives Canada team consults a panel of experts about the massive immigration of Irish settlers to Quebec in the 1800s, the journey they undertook to establish their new lives on foreign soil, and the cultural bond that formed between the Irish and the Québécois.
  • 2012
  • 00:38:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: A Global Perspective

This report looks at the impact of COVID-19 around the globe. A year after it was first detected in Wuhan, China, the world struggles to get the disease under control and cases continue to increase. Europe has been hard hit in the second wave, with many countries imposing further restrictions on their citizens. Due to its sheer population, India is ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: The Anti-Mask Movement

Throughout 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic grew, health authorities looked for ways to contain the spread. One option was to introduce a mask policy, making it mandatory in public places. But that has not sat well with so-called anti-maskers. They refuse to comply, suggesting it is government overreach and an infringement on their personal liberties. That has led to some ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

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CBC News Looking Back: Sitting Bull's Mountie

The famed Sioux Chief seeks refuge in Canada and is befriended by the Mountie assigned to watch over him.
  • 2001
  • 00:06:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The Regina Riot

This is an eyewitness account of the 1935 On-to-Ottawa trek and the riot that ended it.
  • 2001
  • 00:05:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The Debden Miracle

Every single soldier from Debden who left to fight in World War II returns safely after the parish priest makes a deal with God.
  • 2001
  • 00:05:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The Accidental MLA

Saskatchewan's first female MLA is elected to replace her late husband in the legislature but does little to promote the women's movement.
  • 2001
  • 00:04:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The White Man Governs

The federal government executes eight Indigenous people in Canada's largest mass hanging in order to "teach Indigenous people a lesson."
  • 2001
  • 00:05:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/04/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The Missing Recipe

People in Saskatchewan do not know what to do with the salt cod that the Maritimes sent as relief supplies during the Depression.
  • 2001
  • 00:04:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/04/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The Birth of Medicare

Saskatchewan doctors go on strike in 1961 to protest the introduction of medicare.
  • 2000
  • 00:05:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/03/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The Unionest Party

Two Conservative MLAs from Saskatchewan start the province's first separatist party in 1980, giving the movement some fleeting credibility.
  • 2000
  • 00:04:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2021

CBC News Looking Back: Depression Photo

The Fehrs become the poster family for the Depression when their car breaks down in Edmonton on their way home in 1934.
  • 2000
  • 00:03:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2021

CBC News Looking Back: Murdered by the RCMP

Estevan-area coal miners fight for better working conditions and run head-long into the trigger-happy RCMP.
  • 1999
  • 00:04:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2021

CBC News Looking Back: White Man's Country

Black migrants from Oklahoma came to Saskatchewan in 1910 only to face the same racism they had been trying to escape.
  • 1999
  • 00:03:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Qaunaq Palluq / ᖃᐅᓐᓇᖅ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ (Inuktitut)

Qaunaq Palluq tells a story about his parents travelling to another camp during winter and an avalanche that struck as they stopped for a break. When Mary plays this story for Qaunaq’s wife Igah Palluq, Igah shares more about how the family survived the ordeal and the hardship that followed. ᖃᐅᓐᓇᖅ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐ ᐃᓚᖏ ᓴᐅᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᑕᒫᕐᑎᓗᒋᑦ. ᐊᕐᓇᖓ ᐊᐃᒡᒐ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᑐᓵᑎᓚᐅᕐᓱᓂᐅᑉ, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:31:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Another Unknown Man / ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᐊᖑᑎᐅ (Inuktitut)

Another unknown man from our archives shares his knowledge on the various types of snow, their names, and the differences between them. Mary hopes listeners recognize the man’s voice and can help her connect with his family. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᐊᖑᑎᐅ ᐊᑎᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᓐᓇᑯ ᖃᐅᔨᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᒍᒪᕗᖓ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᐊᐳᑎᐅᑉ ᑕᐃᒎᓯᖏᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ. ᑖᓱᒪᐅᑉ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑑᑉ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᓈᓚᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᒍᒪᕗᖓᓗ.
  • 2020
  • 00:21:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Unknown Woman / ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐊᑎᖓ (Inuktitut)

An unknown woman from our archives retells a story she was told about the Qallupilluk: a creature that would capture children and pull them into the sea. The tale is told to discourage kids from playing on floating ice, and Mary wants to know if listeners can help identify our storyteller. ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐊᑎᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᓐᓇᑯ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑎᓗᒍ ᖃᓪᓗᐱᓘᑉ ᒥᒃᓵᓄ, ᐊᒪᕐᓯᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂᓪᓗ. ᓯᒃᔭᕐᓯᖃᑕᕐᑐᓄ ᐅᓕᒃᑲᐅᒥᕆᔭᖓ, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021