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  • The Georgian Bay Ship Canal

    Canada's Abandoned National Dream by

    The Georgian Bay Ship Canal was a river and lake canalization scheme designed to create a commercial waterway along the route of the voyageurs. It was the dream of Canadian businessmen and entrepreneurs for centuries. Originally a trade route for ...


  • Rockin' On The Rideau

    Ottawa's Golden Age of Rock and Roll by

    The music world exploded into Technicolor on February 9, 1964, when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and ignited the music phenomenon dubbed “The British Invasion”. In the weeks and months to come, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Ottawa ...


  • Broken Kaleidoscope Syndrome

    Daughter of the Soviet Union by

    Two years after Uncle Stalin led the Soviets to victory in the Great Patriotic War, Mama brings Mila home from the delivery ward. Aunt Nastya takes one look at the baby and states her heels are too skinny, a sign she doesn’t belong to this world. ...


  • Anne-Josèphe

    A Stage Play by

    Anne-Josèphe: A Stage Play brings to life the historic Anne-Josèphe Théroigne de Méricourt, a commonly overlooked revolutionary who fought for liberty and equality for women during the French Revolution. Bold and passionate about effecting change, ...


  • The Weaving of My Tartan Heart

    by

    The Weaving of My Tartan Heart offers a peek through the window of the author’s thoughts. Vivid images of a time long past make the reader feel as though they are present in each scene. Stories of when life was simpler, and respect for elders and ...


  • Blood and Glass

    Leaders of Vision in Medieval England and the Tragic 'What If' of Vietnam by

    What might the world be like today had President John F. Kennedy lived to be reelected? And is human nature a universal condition or one that changes with the society of its time? The profiles of four English royal leaders in the fifteenth and ...


  • Relics of a Saint

    A Barbados Mystery by

    Recently divorced, Dan is still fit and handsome and some might even describe him as having a roguish smile. But after a worrisome medical checkup, and learning that the beloved heritage house he once owned has met the wrecking ball, it feels like ...


  • Between Blade and Bullet

    The Mary Steinhauser Story by

    Mary Steinhauser is the only peace officer in the history of penal institutions in Canada to willingly offer up her life in the service of her country. It was during a 1975 prison escape attempt and 41-hour hostage-taking by three desperate inmates ...


  • The Soul's Journey

    Remembering a legacy of heroism & resilience. by

    “The Soul's Journey is a compelling and moving tale of a Polish family migrating to Canada after WWII and building a life for themselves in a prairie town in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Mary Shumilak beautifully contextualizes her parents' lives in ...


  • Caught!

    The Travels and Travails of John W. Kerr, Fisheries Overseer, 1812 -1888 by

    John W. Kerr (1812–1888) was a man way ahead of his time. As Ontario’s first fisheries overseer, a position he held for twenty-four years, he strove not only to enforce the country’s nascent fishing laws but also to protect fish stocks and the ...