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Aug 30, 2019

He was a goalie who could defeat Bobby Orr in the Memorial Cup, but he only played 18 games in the NHL for two teams. 

Nonetheless, Don McLeod would go on to become one of the greatest goalies in the history of the rival WHA. 

Today, we learn his story.

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Aug 26, 2019

From British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador each province and territory has a unique story to tell with its name. 

In this episode of Penny Sized History, I look at the origin of each name.

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Aug 23, 2019

If he was born a few years earlier, or a few years later, Hal Winkler would probably be in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, his career lasted only two seasons in the NHL before he was in the minors for good. Yet, he holds a regular season record that still stands to this day.

Today, we look at the legendary Hal...

Aug 21, 2019

From 1784 to 1821, the North West Company would employ several legendary explorers, found many forts that became prominent Canadian communities, and start a war with the Hudson's Bay Company. 

In this look at Canadian history, I am going to dive into the history of this organization and how it shaped Canadian...

Aug 19, 2019

In 1907, the CNR wasn't paying its taxes and Stony Plain sheriff Israel Umbach had enough. With a chain and a padlock, he would ensure the company paid its taxes to the town. 

In this episode of Penny Sized History, I am looking at the tale of the chained train in Stony Plain

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