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Music about Transportation
Of the various means of travel by land, sea, and air, only the railways, with the rhythmic clickety-clack of the wheels and the scream of the locomotive whistle, have provided an obvious subject for imitation in music.
First Nations University of Canada
First established in 1976 as the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) is the only university-college in Canada controlled by First Nations.
Canada's Astronomers Doing Stellar Research
CANADIANS ARE masters of the universe. Just look at the numbers. Sure, the U.S. leads the world in spending on space research, laying out roughly US$7 per American each year, while Britain, France and Germany budget between US$4 and US$5 for every citizen.
Music at the Shaw Festival
The festival acquired the Royal George Theatre in 1980 and, with an ongoing refurbishing program, has transformed it into a small Edwardian opera house, the site (with the exception of 1990) of annual productions of operetta or musical theatre.
Vogt Society (later the Society for Contemporary Music). Established in 1936 by the TCM Residence Alumni Association in honour of A.S. Vogt to promote the performance and publication of music by Canadian composers.
Canadian Music from Wars and Armed Conflicts
Many of the wars and armed conflicts that Canada participated in inspired songs and musical works. This article surveys material that was written either during, immediately after or in retrospect of a particular conflict (see also History of Canada in Music; Patriotic Songs; Battle Music; Canadian Songs of the First World War).
St-Jean-Baptiste celebrations. Popular annual celebrations in French Canada on 24 June (the feast day of St John the Baptist) or on the days before or after this date.
Special education is typically described as an approach designed to serve exceptional students who either have physical disabilities, developmental disorders, behavioral disorders or challenges with learning, or who are gifted.
Meet the Navy
Meet the Navy. Royal Canadian Navy musical revue produced during World War II under the supervision of Capt Joseph P. Connolly, director of Special Services for the RCN. Rehearsals began in June 1943 at Hart House in Toronto.
Strange & Co.
Strange & Co. Established in Toronto ca 1881 as Strange & Billing, wholesale and retail dealers in cheap editions of printed music. By 1883 the partnership had dissolved, and Frederic Strange remained independent until the firm's end, ca 1900.
Space Lab Under Construction
This is ground zero, the holy of holies of the U.S. space program. The flight control room at Johnson Space Center in Houston is instantly familiar from a dozen movies and a thousand newscasts.
Supreme Court Redefines Family
Rebecca Hunter and her partner of 6 ½ years, Debra Lamb, were making their way through rush-hour traffic on a busy Toronto expressway last Thursday when they heard the report over the car radio.
Tories Win in NS
Angel's Roost is a small, elite residence for graduate students at tiny tradition-bound University of King's College in Halifax.
Chrétien's Cabinet Shuffle
The word was out well in advance of last week's cabinet shuffle that the heavy lifters - Finance Minister Paul Martin and Health Minister Allan Rock - were keeping their old jobs.
Clinton Defends Canadian Federalism
It doesn't take much to put the spring back into a Quebec separatist's step these days. Their grand project - a march towards independence from Canada, or at least a new partnership of equals with the rest of the country - has bogged down.
Expos Bought by Loria
An ardent baseball fan since the 1950s and a minority owner of the Montreal Expos, Mark Routtenberg concedes that even his passion for the Grand Old Game waned during the past year.
RCMP Recreates Historic March
Growing up in the small town of Hartney in the southwest corner of Manitoba, Grant Little believed that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police "hung the moon.
Military to Investigate Illnesses
Everybody agrees it was a dirty job. When Canadian Peacekeepers arrived in Croatia in 1993, many had to work near abandoned industrial sites destroyed during the war that had torn apart the old Yugoslavia. Some got covered in reddish grit while filling sandbags.
Aboriginal TV Launched
Long before the arrival of European visitors, the Cree of northern Saskatchewan used the area's rivers for communication. Travellers carried information by canoe from community to community.