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Poll suggests Canadians concerned about fake news, but struggle with spotting it

The Canadian Press covers a poll from Historica Canada on misinformation.

Sep 23, 2019

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Acadian Heritage Minute teaches about deportation from Maritimes

HalifaxToday covers the new Heritage Minute on the Acadian deportation.

Aug 18, 2019

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Mar 07, 2018

What are Emily Carr, Lucy Maud Montgomery and Nellie McClung famous for? Most Canadians have no clue

Canadian Press examines the results of a Historica Canada poll released ahead of International Women's Day

A new poll suggests Canadians have a lot to learn about the accomplishments of some of the country’s most famous women.

The survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Historica Canada found the majority of Canadians couldn’t name the achievements of such famous women as Emily Carr and Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read the full story here

Feb 15, 2018

Calling all Indigenous artists and writers! Here is a great contest you should know about!

Sault Online features the Indigenous Arts & Stories contest

Indigenous Arts & Stories is providing an opportunity for self-identified Indigenous youth (ages 6 to 29) to express themselves creatively! Read the full story here

Jan 26, 2018

Dr. Wilder Penfield honoured by Google on 127th birthday

CBC reflects on the life of Dr. Penfield, featured in one of the best-known Heritage Minutes

He became a household name for many Canadians who grew up watching a popular Heritage Minute on television in the 1990s, in which Wilder stimulated the brain of a woman suffering from seizures while she was conscious. Read the full story here

Dec 13, 2017

Students encourage peers to seek out travel programs

The Dryden Observer talks to a student who attended Encounters with Canada

Travel can open up a new world for those that take the opportunity. This week at Dryden High School Mitchell Turcotte and Madisen Donaldson encouraged everyone to seek out and take advantage of all that travel has to offer. Read the full story here

Dec 06, 2017

‘He’s a genuine hero’: Railway dispatcher Vince Coleman’s grandson marks Halifax Explosion anniversary

Global News coverage of the Halifax Explosion anniversary features the Heritage Minute

“Come on, come on, acknowledge!”

Those words of Vince Coleman are etched in the memories of many Canadians who grew up watching Heritage Minutes commercials. Read the full story here

Dec 05, 2017

Halifax Explosion hero, whose sacrifice saved 100s, honoured by grandson who never knew him

CBC coverage of the Halifax Explosion anniversary features the Heritage Minute

Vincent Coleman, whose actions were captured in a Heritage Minute video, is being honoured at a ceremony in Halifax on Wednesday. Read the full story here

Dec 04, 2017

Halifax Explosion commemoration to recognize growing legend of Vince Coleman

The Chronicle Herald highlights the Halifax Explosion Heritage Minute in their coverage of the 100th anniversary

Coleman's story has enjoyed a revival since the early 1990s, when Historica Canada produced one of its most dramatic "Heritage Minutes," which started with the dispatcher being alerted by a navy sailor that the SS Mont-Blanc, a French munitions ship, was on fire and was about to explode. Read the full story here

Nov 22, 2017

Kasinec values Encounters with Canada

Smoky River Express covers one student's experience at Encounters with Canada

A high school student from High Prairie has enriched his life on a special trip to the nation’s capital. Mack Kasinec of St. Andrew’s School was among 140 students who participated in the Encounters with Canada program. Read the full story here

Nov 10, 2017

His duty to share. Our duty to remember.

St Catherine's Standard speaks to Bronwyn Graves and Diane Hill-Rose about The Memory Project

If Dave Hagan has his way, his stories will live long after he is gone. He wouldn’t want it any other way. Read the full story here

Nov 10, 2017

Three Remembrance Day stories that show Canadians still care

The Province shares Memory Project speaker Peter Bone's story of service

At the end of Peter Bone’s talk at a Vancouver elementary school, questions from children come fast and furious: “How did you feel about dropping bombs?” “Were you scared?” “How did you survive?” Read the full story here

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