Jul 31, 2021
Before Mr. Dressup and Sesame Street, there was The Friendly Giant. For 27 years from 1958 to 1985 until it was cancelled by the CBC, Bob Homme brought the giant to life with his friends Jerome and Rusty. The show would become an iconic part of Canadian culture, remembered fondly to this day.
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.
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.
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.
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.