Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Canadian Week in Review 23 May 2016

I have come across the following Canadian genealogy, history and heritage websites, social media, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too. 

Social Media 

(Video) Cité Mémoire: History comes alive in Old Montreal 

For the next four years, the trees, buildings and cobblestone streets of Old Montreal will be lit with a series of projections inspired by the history of the city. 

Newspaper Article

Prince Edward Island 

Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst, P.E.I. gets $500K in upgrades 

Visitors to Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National historic site in Rocky Point, P.E.I., will notice some improvements this season, as the park is undergoing $500,000 in upgrades. 

Tiny east-coast island losing land to the sea 

Lennox Island - off the northwest coast of Prince Edward Island - is in a battle with the sea, and the sea is winning. 

New Brunswick 

Little Free Library makes Saint John debut 

A bright red box in the shape of an over sized birdhouse sits attached to a tree in Bob Arseneault and Cindy Moyer's front lawn. The tiny library fits no more than 100 books, and the catalogue is constantly changing as people pick up a new favourite and leave behind something they've loved and want to pass on. 


Nellie McClung top choice for first Canadian woman on banknote: Poll 

Famous Five activist Nellie McClung is the No. 1 choice to become the first Canadian woman on the face of one of the country's banknotes, according to a recent online survey.

A look inside Kitchener's old Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 50 

The old Kitchener Legion building at 48 Ontario Street North could be the city's next arts hub according to a report that will be presented to the Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee on May 30 

Damage to Woodside National Historic Site pegged at $10,000, Parks Canada says 

Parks Canada says it will cost about $10,000 to repair damage caused by vandals at the Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener overnight Sunday.  

In total, 66 panes of glass were broken in ground floor windows. 


Town of Kindersley, Sask., seeking city status 

The town of Kindersley is ready for an upgrade. 

Kindersley Town Council has voted in favour of submitting a request to the provincial government to give the community city status.  

British Columbia 

B.C. man trying to reunite lost wedding photo with its owners 

A Cloverdale man is trying to reunite a lost wedding photo with its rightful owners. 

George Bencze, a former photo technician at a Langley Shoppers Drug Mart, discovered the image sitting in the store's unclaimed pile more than three and half years ago and he's been hoping someone would return for it. 

Komagata Maru apology: Ship's story represents 'dark chapter' of Canada's past 

It's an apology more than a century in the making. 

Nearly 102 years after the Komagata Maru sailed into Vancouver, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will tomorrow (Wed) offer a full apology in the House of Commons for the government of the day's decision to turn away the ship, which was carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants, most of whom were Sikhs. 

Canadian Stories this Week  

This weekend has been our first weekend of the summer, and since the weather was so nice, we were out enjoying it like the rest of our neighbors. So the CWR is very short this week. 

Hope you enjoyed your weekend, and we shall see you next Monday. 

And that was the week in Canadian news!

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