Don Martin: Canada's 150th birthday is a weekend for celebration - CTV News

If there's a signature Canadian character trait, it's saying sorry all the time. We are a nation of apologists, be it just bumping into a stranger on the elevator to groveling forgiveness for scandals dating back generations. Even on the eve of our ...

Canada celebrates 150 years - NEWS.com.au

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on Saturday, marking the day in 1867 that the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia merged to form a self-governing state. Later joined by Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and ...

Canada 150: celebration or new beginning? - Prince Albert Daily Herald

As luck would have it, it is my turn to write on the week of Canada's 150th birthday. This isn't an easy one for me. I have much I can write regarding this time of “celebration”, too much to fit in one column, but I will attempt to make sense of my ...

Ten things I've learned about Canada in 40 years living here - Irish Times

I arrived in Canada on an unbelievably cold Friday evening in January 1975, on my own, in a small WASP town in rural Ontario, where I had no family or friends to meet me. The town of 5,000 people had an immigrant community of three UK expats. The bus ...

150 ways to celebrate Canada 150: #121 – 150 - CTV News

All week long, CTV Kitchener is taking a look at events and activities happening in our area for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The final chapter of our list features a few events happening Saturday, and a few more that take place later on ...

Canada Day Trivia - Delta-Optimist

2) Upsala, a small community near Thunder Bay, Ontario, has a giant statue of what insect? 3) In what B.C. town was the Last Spike driven? 4) With an average of 1.2 million visitors each year, what Gatineau, Quebec, museum is the most visited museum in ...

Globe editorial: Cherish this country, one of history's greatest creations - The Globe and Mail

There's an old saw that goes something like this: The definition of news is what went wrong yesterday. It's largely true, and in a healthy society, it probably has to be. It's why we journalists spend time shining lights on this country's faults and ...

Canada Day: How to celebrate 150 years of confederation in the UK - The Independent

Canada Day marks the anniversary of the day the North American country's three colonies, Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, came together. The three colonies formed a Dominion that was part of the British Empire – and is now is a member of the ...

Ryerson students' union opts not to celebrate Canada 150 - Toronto Star

The Ryerson student union is protesting Canada 150 on their Facebook page, calling it “Colonialism 150” and writing posts in a “Countdown to Colonialism” series that explain aspects of Indigenous culture and history. (DREAMSTIME). By Jaren KerrStaff ...

What Canada means to me - Goderich Signal Star

Canada Day is a celebration of our country's history, diversity and beauty, and sometimes a celebration of the Canadian tuxedo and other stereotypes. Tweet. Bookmark and Share. Change text size for the story. Print. Report an error. As we celebrate the ...

Happy Canada Day. Don't get carried away with the celebration, please. - Washington Post

As a journalist who occasionally travels abroad, I've had the chance to see how foreign countries commemorate important historical milestones. Inevitably, they look backward, to important pivot points in their pasts. Americans recall the Revolutionary ...

Why Canada Day Is Not the Same as Canadian Independence Day - TIME

This year's Canada Day celebrations on Saturday will be particularly special, as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday: It was July 1, 1867, that the British North America Act united the British provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and ...

Canada Day becomes a bummer; No question Canada has much to answer for its treatment of indigenous people. But ... - The Chronicle Journal

THOSE of us who were around for Canada's 100th birthday can't help but be struck by the very different mood this year, as we mark the country's sesquicentennial. How, we wonder, did this national milestone turn into such a bummer? To understand just ...

Northern Ontario university student union votes against Canada 150 events - CTV News

As protesters set up camp in the nation's capital to oppose Canada's 150th birthday bash, a student union at a northern Ontario university is taking their own stance against the celebrations. Scroll down or click here to vote in our poll of the day ...

Celebrate Canada? Not yet. - Macleans.ca

Courey Knapaysweet takes part in a children's ceremony at a sundance at Fort Albany First Nation. (Nick Kozak). When I was growing up on the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation, Canada Day meant one thing: the beginning of the wacipi (“pow-wow”) season.

Red, white & founded on wood—Canada & the US celebrate in July - Treehugger

Every year, as Canadians celebrate Canada Day on July 1st, Americans get ready to celebrate July 4th. Canada Day marks the enactment of the Constitution Act of 1867, which united the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. This year ...

Letter: Canada Day a time to celebrate, not just what we are, but what we can become - Langley Times

Editor: I hope my story will help some to clarify why indigenous support for Canada 150 may seem lacking. Few dispute that it is a privilege to live in such a blessed and favoured country. It is worth saying that indigenous people have every right to ...

Find something to celebrate this Canada 150 - Cowichan Valley Citizen

Many have been in a reflective mood as we approach the 150th anniversary of confederation. Andrea Rondeau; Fri Jun 30th, 2017 6:30am; EditorialsOpinion. Canada's 150th birthday is tomorrow, and we hope you'll find something to celebrate. Is Canada a ...

On July 1st Celebrate 150 Years of Canada With 150 UK Parties! - The Economic Voice

On July 1st, Canada turns 150. Great Britain, along with France, were two important founding fathers when the country was confederated in 1867. A lot has changed in 150 years but one thing that will forever stay the same is that the English and ...

Canada at 150 - Christian Science Monitor

Its separation from Britain wasn't as sudden or violent as that of the American colonies. But Canada has its own history to celebrate – and ponder – as it marks 150 years as a nation. Monitor's Best: Top 5 ...