Category Archives: History

A look at times, places and things past.

Canadian Tree Sculptures

Winter is winding down. Spring will be here in a little under a month. I don’t know about you, but that gets me in mind of summer roadtrips. You have to book early for many places though, so now is … Continue reading

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Festivals of Light

Winter has officially arrived, despite a lack of snow to prove its presence. While we struggle through the longest night of the year, Winter Solstice has a brighter side to it—the days are only  going to get longer from here. It should … Continue reading

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The History of Christmas Trees

Look up into the midnight sky and watch for the twinkle of stars through the branches of an evergreen. This just might be the inspiration for how we came to know and celebrate the beauty of a Christmas tree. Of … Continue reading

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History Lesson: Baumbeobachter Trees

This week we celebrate Remembrance Day. We are tasked with honouring and remembering those who served, both in wars past and in peacekeeping missions today. While we often think of soldiers running into battle, wounded veterans, and crosses row upon row … Continue reading

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A Maple Syrup Story

First Nations lore on how maple syrup was discovered. Continue reading

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