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Roots & Folks

Born and raised in Saint Chrysostome, in southwestern PEI, Father Éloi Arsenault trained as a priest in Quebec before returning home and being ordained at his...

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“Compared to back in the home country, this is still the place of opportunities.... All you’ve got to do is be able to identify them. They’re out there all the time for everybody.”

Bold Pioneers

When Pete Luckett was a boy, growing up in Nottingham, England, there was a store in the centre of the city called Burton’s of Smithy Row. It was a grocery store...

The funniest man in Newfoundland

For more than three decades, Kevin Blackmore has been entertaining audiences with wildly entertaining and energetic live performances with his group, Buddy...
Dr. Terrence M. Punch

School of History

As a student of history, both formally and informally, I have become used to the gaps in people’s knowledge of our Canadian past. Family historians who have...
Willard Hewey (canoe) resting on the Tusket River.

The Invitation

At six, I was beckoned by the word, come. It was summer, and I was with my family at Birchdale, a remote hunting and fishing lodge just north of Kemptville, Nova...

Once upon a time…

Get comfortable while we tell you the story of Claire Miller, professional storyteller. For more than two decades, she spun tales across the Maritimes, in...

Catherine the Great

I have known Catherine Hennessey since she was a skinny teenager named Catherine Smith, who outraged the nuns at Notre Dame Convent by dating red-headed...