Elijah McCoy If you live in Canada, America, or the United Kingdom, chances are you've heard somebody refer to something as "the Real McCoy." This strange idiom, synonymous with "the real deal," is used to describe things that are original and genuine. For example, if your friend questions the authenticity of
Ontario is located in central eastern Canada and one of the ten provinces of Canada. Almost 40 percent of Canada’s population lives in Ontario. Land wise it is the second largest province.
Portia White Most Canadians today have heard of Sarah McLachlan, the Nova Scotia-born songstress whose emotional ballads paved the way for a new style of feminine pop music in the 1990's. Many have heard of Anne Murray, another Nova Scotian singer whose international success in the 1970's and 80's laid the
The Origin of the McIntosh Apple One of the favorite varieties of apple, the McIntosh apple or Mac as it is sometimes called, originated in Canada. Today the name Mcintosh (for legal reasons spelled without a capital “I”) or Mac is best known as one chosen by Jef Raskin, an employee
At the beginning of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) fought between the colonies of British North America and the French colony of New France, both British and French forces enlisted the support of their respective First Nations allies. The French colonists supplemented their troops with Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Algonquin, Ojibwa and
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three massive waterfalls on the Niagara River (the short river that drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario): the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. As the river straddles the Canadian-American border, so, too, do the waterfalls. Horseshoe Falls is the
In Toronto stands a The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, that very well may be haunted. If you are a ghost hunting buff and love historical mysteries then the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse is a place not to forget. There are many different versions of the story told in and around the area.
If stones could speak, the bedrock of the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, would never stop talking. Throughout the years, the river that runs through the capital of Canada has borne all manner of watercraft, from the birch-bark canoes of Algonquin hunters to the iron-hulled steamboats of the Union Forwarding & Railway Company.
Another site of diverse military history in Canada is of course Fort York. Originally designed to protect the area that we know today as Toronto, it was a fortress to be reckoned with, built from the ground up by the British and some Canadian militia.In 1793 a man named Simcoe
Recently a controversy has come up around the naming of the new City of Ottawa Archives Building. In a nutshell, Mayor Jim Watson proposed naming the building after former Mayor Charlotte Whitton. That started a verbal war with the Canadian Jewish Congress. They brought out old arguments saying that Charlotte Whitton
Canada's first hovercraft was an Alligator Boat. For the purposes of this story let's assume that a hovercraft is a boat that can move across land or water. OK? In that case, Canada's first hovercraft was an Alligator.In the later part of the 19th century and into the 20th century, the