On All Fronts
From the home front to the front lines, Canadians everywhere did their bit to help the Allies win the Second World War. by Tim Cook
The Second World War led to fundamental changes to Canada. by Tim Cook
Solving the Franklin Mystery
After 175 years, searchers close in on answers to what actually doomed the 1845 Northwest Passage expedition. by Ken McGoogan
Something to Squawk About
Louis the parrot fought the forces of progress in Victoria — and won. by Susan Goldenberg
On the cover
Perilous Position of HMS Terror, Captain Back, in the Arctic Regions in the Summer of 1837, by William Smyth. The Terror returned to the Arctic in 1845 with the Franklin expedition, becoming trapped in ice again and sinking in what is now Terror Bay, off Nunavut.
Yukon’s booze ban. An overlooked legacy. HBC ignites fond memories.
Playing cards helped aircrews recognize friends from foes. From the archives: Insects that weave a dangerous web. Remembering Shirlee Anne Smith. Museums work to archive the pandemic. Canada’s roadside attractions.
A lock and key were used to secure the powder magazine at York Factory.
Breathtaking views, undisturbed pre-contact Indigenous heritage, and the remains of early settlements can be found in southern Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park.
Reviews: Coastal calamities. West Coast idyll. Fighting words. Working knowledge. More books: Railway hotels, Czech refugees, artists’ marriage, wild nightlife, internment camps, notorious gangster, obscured athlete. Read them all
Celebrating the successes of 2019–20. Plus our annual honour roll of donors.
Members of a work gang pose in a tent along the CNR line in central Saskatchewan.
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