The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike remains an unparalleled moment of solidarity among Canadian workers. by James Naylor Read the “Tipping Point”
Mother of Sorrows
How the great Toronto stork derby — a baby-making contest during the Great Depression — destroyed one woman’s life. by Joel Fishbane
The eventful life of Hilda Slayter Lacon, who survived not one but two of the twentieth century’s worst disasters. by Michael Dupuis
The Unbeatable Batteau
Before the advent of modern canals and ships, a unique boat was ideally suited for travel on the turbulent St. Lawrence River. by Joe Calnan
On the cover
Rioters overturn a streetcar during the Winnipeg General Strike, June 21, 1919.
Taking a stand.
Capturing family history. The test of time. The question of commemoration. Misleading words.
British Columbia’s labour movement. Canada’s national sports. Twentieth anniversary of Nunavut. Charting Annapolis County. The fastest game on two feet.
Northwest Coast Indigenous groups used various styles of bark shredders.
The Winnipeg General Strike still echoes on the streets of the Manitoba capital.
All citizens need to be wary of powerful figures who use racist fear-mongering for political ends.
Open book: Excerpt from Symbols of Canada. Reviews: Mustering the details. Export business. Revealing refuse. More books: pandemic sadness, war on ice. Read them all
History champions from across the country converged in Ottawa to celebrate the Governor General’s History Awards.
The gravestone of a member of the British Arctic Expedition.