Feb 26, 2022
A former lacrosse star in Canada, Jay Silverheels rose to fame as Tonto in The Lone Ranger in the 1950s. His role brought him fame and fortune, which he would use to help other Indigenous actors pursue their own acting dream.
Feb 23, 2022
The hometown of Sid Abel, Melville famously saw its population surge from 4000 to 60000 in June 1939 when the Royal Couple visited for a few hours. The town also briefly moved time zones for the visit.
Feb 19, 2022
From 1909-1911, 1,500 Black Americans left Oklahoma and Texas for the Canadian Prairies. They would form vibrant communities despite the racism they faced, and the difficulties put in their way to enter Canada.
Feb 16, 2022
Starting as a stopping house, Lacombe became the birthplace of a Governor General, and its history features a KKK tar & feathering, the world's largest lure, the oldest operational blacksmith shop in Alberta and much more!
Feb 12, 2022
On Nov. 21, 1950, two trains collided in the mountains of northeastern BC. The crash would kill 21 soldiers on their way to Korea.
When the trial of the telegraph operator began, he was represented by John Diefenbaker. This trial would raise profile, eventually helping him become Prime Minister in 1957.