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TAYLOR: D-Day taught us the meaning of sacrifice

Col. Gilbert Taylor reflects on D-Day and includes an excerpt of Lloyd Bentley’s testimony with The Memory Project.

Jun 05, 2021

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One of Canada's worst outbreaks of ethnic violence was in Toronto (VIDEO)

Daily Hive features the new video on the Christie Pits Riot, part of a series on multiculturalism in Canada.

Jun 04, 2021

Jun 05, 2021

TAYLOR: D-Day taught us the meaning of sacrifice

Col. Gilbert Taylor reflects on D-Day and includes an excerpt of Lloyd Bentley’s testimony with The Memory Project.

... On D-Day, Canadian airman Lloyd Bentley was flying with the Royal Air Force, dropping paratroopers six or seven kilometres inland from Juno Beach.
 
It was the most remarkable day in his 23 years of life.
 
From thousands of metres in the air he had a front row seat to the most amazing military invasion in history. Read the full story here.

Jun 04, 2021

One of Canada's worst outbreaks of ethnic violence was in Toronto (VIDEO)

Daily Hive features the new video on the Christie Pits Riot, part of a series on multiculturalism in Canada.

One of the worst instances of ethnic violence in Canadian history took place at a baseball diamond in a Toronto park. Known as the Christie Pits Riot, a new video from Historica Canada is shedding light on the August 16, 1933, scene. Read the full story here.

Jun 03, 2021

Read the stories about Canada’s residential school system

A list of books, movies, and podcasts, including the Residential Schools podcast, to learn more about Canada's residential school system.

This week, in the wake of the horrific discovery at the former Kamloops Residential School, I want to highlight some important stories — including books, movies, and podcasts — that help to tell the story of Canada's residential school system. Read the full story here.

Jun 02, 2021

Sooke School District responds to heartbreak of residential schools with learning opportunities

The Gazette offers some Indigenous learning resources, including the Residential Schools podcast for readers to start with.

The Sooke School District has planned a week of recognition at its schools in response to the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation’s discovery of 215 unmarked graves at a former residential school in Kamloops. Read the full story here.

May 31, 2021

Feds Are Being Asked To Investigate Former Residential Schools & Here's Where They Were

Narcity features The Canadian Encyclopedia's interactive map of residential schools in Canada.

On May 27, the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced that the remains of 215 children had been found at the grounds of a former Canadian residential school in Kamloops, B.C.
 
This article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers. To read the full story, click here.

May 28, 2021

CBC RADIO: 100 years since the discovery of insulin in Canada

Producer Erica Landrock and director Mark Ratzlaff speak on CBC Radio about the Discovery of Insulin Heritage Minute.

A new Heritage Minute film is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin in Canada, and it was made by people from here in BC. Listen to the radio segment here.

May 26, 2021

New Heritage Minute celebrates 100th anniversary of discovery of insulin in Canada (VIDEO)

Erica Landrock, producer of the Discovery of Insulin Heritage Minute, speaks on the project.

Any Canadian who went channel surfing any time during the 1990s surely remembers those charming and occasionally informative short clips from the Heritage Minutes series.
 
And now, a new short from the popular series released during what’s been a very long year is commemorating the 100th anniversary of a Canadian medical discovery that would go on to save millions of lives worldwide. Read the full story here.

May 25, 2021

Museum of Health Care manager contributes to new 'Heritage Minute'

Kathy Karkut, collections manager at the Museum of Health Care, speaks about consulting on the Discovery of Insulin Heritage Minute.

The collections manager at the Museum of Health Care in Kingston had the opportunity to lend her expertise for the new “Heritage Minute” by Historica Canada about the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin to treat diabetes.
 
Kathy Karkut worked as an adviser for the new feature and said that while they’ve worked as consultants before, this was a special experience. Read the full story here.

May 17, 2021

Innovation Through the Lens of History

Anthony Wilson-Smith, president and CEO of Historica Canada, and Bronwyn Graves, Director of Programs and Education, reflect on the discovery of insulin and Canadian innovation at large.

Next year marks the centenary of the discovery of insulin by Dr. Frederick Banting, Charles Best, J.J.R. Macleod and James Collip at the University of Toronto. As Historica Canada releases the Heritage Minute on the discovery, Anthony Wilson-Smith and Bronwyn Graves reflect on what the Minutes have taught us about Canada, innovation and the spirit that has sustained us through a pandemic. Read the full story here.

May 17, 2021

Heritage Minute marks 100th anniversary of work to discover insulin

The Canadian Press covers the new Heritage Minute on the discovery of insulin.

TORONTO — A new Heritage Minute is marking the 100th anniversary of groundbreaking research that led to the discovery of insulin.
 
Historica Canada released the latest in its ongoing series which highlights some of the country’s crowning achievements.
 
Set in late 1921, the minute-long video centres on 13-year-old Leonard Thompson, the first patient to receive successful injections for his Type 1 diabetes. Read the full story here.

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