Life in the Ward
Toronto’s original immigrant
neighbourhood was alive with the
sights and sounds of many cultures. by Lauren Luchenski and
Cold War Crisis
The ashes of the Second World War
had barely cooled when the world
was faced with a new and terrifying
threat. by Tim Cook
"It's war. It's war. It's Russia"
Russian defector Igor Gouzenko’s
chilling warning of a Soviet spy ring
in Ottawa sent shock waves through
Canada and the West. by Brendan McShane
How Tommy Burns, the only Canadianborn
world heavyweight boxing
champion, was knocked flat for his
refusal to toe the colour line. by Kerry Banks
The discovery of insulin a century ago extended the lives of millions of
diabetics. But the breakthrough was
fraught with drama, competition, and
conflict. by John Lorinc
On the cover
Insulin at 100: Charles H. Best, left, and Frederick G. Banting, right.
Under pressure. A century of history. Judge not.
Early computer game wows Canadians. Alberta boy’s fossil find makes headlines worldwide. Mining town picks new moniker. A quarter century of the toonie.
A vibrant quilt was hand-sewn for a former editor of The Beaver.
New murals add to the northern colour in Churchill, Manitoba. Canadian historic sites recognized.
Reviews: Building relationships. Farmer-controlled company. Household manners. Minding the gap. Family empire. More books: Conservation milestone, African Nova Scotian, dogged detective, landscape painter, women’s stories. Q&A: Ian Milligan. Read them all
Introducing the recipients of the 2020 Governor General’s History Awards.
A woman from a family of travelling performers.