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Canadian History Ehx

Jul 28, 2021

Today, I'm looking at the history of Selkirk, Manitoba, the Catfish Capital of the World. From the early fur trading forts, to Bullet Joe Simpson, to its marine museum and Chuck The Channel Cat, it has a great history to discover, and some great places to go fishing.

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Jul 26, 2021

This small Ontario community has a deep history going back to the early days of New France. From the iconic Le Griffon ship, to the Battle of Windsor, to tornadoes, rock stars, floods and a great strawberry festival, there is much to discover here.

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Jul 24, 2021

It was the deadliest forest fire in Canadian history. Over the course of two days, a 64-kilometre long forest fire front blazed across Northern Ontario, destroying six communities. The fire would completely alter how Canada and Ontario dealt with forest fires moving forward.

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Jul 21, 2021

What was a small hamlet of 50 people in 1952, soon became a bustling town of 2,000 one year later after a major oil deposit was found. Drayton Valley is a young community, but it has an interesting history that dates back to David Thompson and the Indigenous before him. 

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Jul 19, 2021

The first European settlement west of Lake Superior, it would have several important forts built in its location and its timber industry would fuel development throughout the region. It is the hometown to new Edmonton Oiler Duncan Keith, and features a mermaid built in the 1930s by a young man looking to avoid...