On the covers
Molly Bobak: A trained artist, in 1942 Bobak enlisted as a draughtswoman in the Canadian Women's Army Corps. Designs for the Army Show and a prize in the 1944 Canadian Army Art Exhibition resulted in her appointment as a war artist from 1945 to 1946. Since then she has established herself as a well-known painter and teacher.
Lawrence of Canada: From the Lowell Thomas Papers, T.E. Lawrence in paisley robe.
One hundred years of The Beaver. Read 'em and weep. HBC’s black-gold era. Ship search needed.
Residential schools in two provinces receive national historic designations. Canadian troops patrol Montreal amid FLQ terror incidents. Coronavirus sacks CFL season. The Oka crisis. History journals revamped. Memories of Christmas.
A field barometer belonged to an HBC chief trader.
Persistence pays off in search for missing birth certificate. by Paul Jones
Reviews: Gifted transformer. Symbiotic relationships. Challenging ancestries. More books: Chinese bachelor, Canadian airmen, Atlantic storms, B.C. gold rush, editorial cartoonist. Read them all
Book and Gift Guide
Our 17th-annual advertising section offers a great selection of books for history lovers and other readers.
The Steveston, B.C., waterfront has two National Historic Sites. Museums exhibit modern design, Chinese culture.
When it comes to Canada’s history, representation matters.
Wrought-iron gates are one of a blacksmith’s finest creations.