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Thunderbird- A Canadian Legend

Thunderbird A Canadian Legend On the eastern shore of Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, at a place known as Brockton Point, stands a cluster of ten totem poles carved and painted by First Nations artists. One of these carvings- a striking replica of a Kwakwaka'wakw longhouse post- stands in conspicuous prominence.

Benedict Arnold in Saint John, New Brunswick

Benedict Arnold in Saint John, New Brunswick America’s most notorious traitor, Benedict Arnold, was a merchant in New Haven, Connecticut. In his youth he volunteered to serve in the British colonial militia but after the revolt of the Americans following the Boston Tea Party he joined the Continental Army and distinguished

The Ghost Ship of Chaleur

There are many stories of ghost ships.  One of the most famous is that of the Mary Celeste.  But there is a ship that "patrols" the Bay of Chaleur that puts all the rest to shame.  Does the ship haunt the shores because its owners were murdered?  Or because its

The Headless Nun

During the mid 18th century struggle between the Acadiens and British, a French fort was constructed at a cove located in a place known today as French Fort Cove (Northumberland County, New Brunswick) .Acadiens were transported to this location to help fend off the British. Among these Acadiens was a

Dr. John Vondy and the Looshtauk

The Miramichi, is a wonderful part of New Brunswick.  The city sits on the Miramichi River which empties into Miramichi Bay which, in turn, forms part of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.  In the past the Miramichi area has been used, extensively as a stopping off point for immigrants coming

The Lepers of Sheldrake Island

I remember this one from my microbiology days; Mycobacterium leprae... Leprosy.  The disease that could scare the bejeebies out of toughest of men.  Did you know there are almost 2000 new cases found in world every day. That is 750,000 new cases per year!We normally do not think of Leprosy