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New Glasgow Mayor Nancy Dicks, Viola Commemorative Committee chair Henderson Paris and MacGillivray Injury and Insurance Law operations manager Alexis MacDonald celebrate the completion of the Viola Desmond Commemorative Wall on Viola’s Way in New Glasgow, N.S. (Photo courtesy MacGillivray Law)

Photo courtesy MacGillivray Law
On Nov. 8, 1946, Viola Desmond made history at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, N.S. Seventy-five years later, the building’s exterior pays tribute to her life through art.

Nancy Dicks, mairesse de New Glasgow; Henderson Paris, président du Comité commémoratif Viola; et Alexis MacDonald, directrice des opérations chez MacGillivray Injury and Insurance Law, célèbrent l’achèvement du mur commémoratif Viola Desmond sur Viola's Way à New Glasgow. (Photo : avec la permission de MacGillivray Law)

Photo : avec la permission de MacGillivray Law
Le 8 novembre 1946, Viola Desmond est entrée dans l’histoire au cinéma Roseland. Soixante-quinze ans plus tard, le site poursuit son travail de sensibilisation auprès de la communauté.

Les Traités 1 et 2, 1871. (Carte: Chris Brackley/Can Geo; Données sur les postes de traite, les missions et les voies de transport d’après la planche 17, Atlas historique du Canada, vol. 2.)

Carte: Chris Brackley/Can Geo; Données sur les postes de traite, les missions et les voies de transport d’après la planche 17, Atlas historique du Canada, vol. 2.
Cette année marque un siècle et demi depuis que les traités 1 et 2 ont été signés

Painting: William E. deGarthe Nova Scotia Archives Documentary Art Collection: 1896-352 No. 7

Painting: William E. deGarthe Nova Scotia Archives Documentary Art Collection: 1896-352 No. 7
100 years ago — on October 22, 1921 — the iconic Nova Scotian schooner was victorious in its first major race

Les femmes journalistes de couleur ont reçu un torrent de courriels haineux à la suite des récentes élections fédérales, ce qui a conduit l'Association canadienne des journalistes à publier une déclaration condamnant ce qu'elle appelle « les campagnes coordonnées qui visent à porter atteinte à la liberté de la presse ».

Elamin Abdelmahmoud, commentateur culturel et politique pour CBC et Buzzfeed, estime que le Canada réussit parfois, échoue souvent, mais continue d'essayer
Elamin Abdelmahmoud, a pop culture and political commentator with CBC and Buzzfeed, explores the tension between the idea and the practice of multiculturalism in Canada — especially if you are a public figure of colour

Illustration: Ashley Mackenzie/Can Geo

Illustration: Ashley Mackenzie/Can Geo
An explorer unravels the story of an early 20th century haunting in the isolated foothills of Labrador’s Mealy Mountains
Fishermen hauling up cod in a net

Hauling up cod in a trap. By modelling more than 500 years of cod catch data, researchers showed Canada had an opportunity in the 1980s to avoid the total collapse of cod stocks. (Photo: Photo: Derek Keats/Flickr; licensed under CC-BY-2.0)

Photo: Derek Keats/Flickr (licensed under CC BY 2.0)
Canada missed a chance to rebuild northern cod stocks in the 1980s, highlighting the importance of taking a long view of fisheries management, researchers say
Soft sunrise colours over Niagara Falls

A natural wonder? Niagara Falls as it appears today has actually been heavily engineered to hide power generation infrastructure behind a tourist-friendly façade. (Photo: Stuart Hendrie/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Stuart Hendrie/Can Geo Photo Club
A book by environmental historian Daniel Macfarlane reveals the decades of technological feats and cross-border politics that went into “fixing” one of North America’s most important natural sites

Map: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Image: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
Published in the New York Journal as a fanciful full-page map, Going to Klondyke encouraged everyday newspaper readers to try their luck at gold prospecting in the Yukon
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