Tag Archives: Canada West

Canadian Heritage is Disappearing: No-one Seems to Care

A critical look at our fast disappearing heritage. There seems little we can do to stop it. We must record as much as we can while we can any way we can.

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Early Settlers of Canada: Where They Came From

In the very early days of Canada the fur trade was responsible for most early arrivals. The Hudson’s Bay Company was in the business of buying furs. In the beginning their real competitors were independent traders and the competition was cutthroat. In 1787 the North West company was formed and they became the Hudson Bay […]

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Western Canada beckoned early settlers in search of a home

Aboriginal peoples have lived in Canada for 10,000 to 11,000 years or longer. Scientists have hypothesized that they arrived on this continent from Asia, travelling over the Bering Strait but that is highly questionable given recent discoveries across all of North America. In any event the early 1900s brought huge changes to Canada and saw […]

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