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February 12, 2015
Our flag, with its distinctive maple leaf and bold red-and-white colour scheme has become such a potent symbol for our country that it’s hard to believe it has only been around for 50 years.
 
January 8, 2015
January 11, 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. While some aspects of his life and legacy remain contentious, most agree that his role in the creation of Canada was paramount.
 
November 20, 2014
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William Hind Flickr album
Go back in time! Discover Canada in the mid-1800s through the works of an artist who documented the country from sea to sea.
 
October 23, 2014
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Rare Books Flickr album
When you hear the words “rare book,” you might think of an old, valuable book that’s hard to find, but there is much more to rare books than this.
 
September 18, 2014
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Explore the service files of over 640,000 men and women who enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War as soldiers, nurses and chaplains.
 
September 4, 2014
Discover the life of a soldier through his eyes and gain insight into how day-to-day activities may have unfolded during the First World War.
 
July 09, 2014
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Sheet Music Flickr album
Explore Library and Archives Canada’s sheet music collection, the most comprehensive Canadiana sheet music collection in the country.
 
May 28, 2014
In honour of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, Marc-André Bernier, Chief of Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Service, joins us to discuss shipwrecks.
 
March 27, 2014
​Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) Virtual Gramophone is a multimedia website devoted to the early days of Canadian recorded sound, providing an overview of the 78-rpm era in Canada.
 
January 23, 2014
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Pulp Magazines Flickr album
​By the turn of the 20th century, sales of dime novels had decreased and the pulps,with their screaming story titles and attention-grabbing cover art, began to capture the public interest.
 
August 13, 2013
​Explore the evolution of photography and learn more about Library and Archives Canada’s extensive photography collection.
 
March 14, 2013
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​Few things define what it is to be Canadian more than our love of hockey—"Canada's Royal Winter Game".
 
 
February 13, 2013
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​Between 1869 and the late 1930s, approximately 100,000 children were brought to Canada from Great Britain.
 
 
October 30, 2012
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The War of 1812 Flickr Album
​This year, Library and Archives Canada commemorates the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
 
 
September 27, 2012
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​Portraits of intriguing Canadians.
 
June 22, 2012
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The massive immigration of Irish settlers to Quebec in the 1800s.
 
March 28, 2012
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Connecting youth to Canada's history by making military service files available in person and online.
 
 
February 9, 2012
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A community-engagement and photo-identification project launched by Library and Archives Canada in 2004.
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