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Roots & Folks

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...

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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...

The Importance Of Place

Among the most frequently asked questions by genealogists are the three Ws: “Who? When? Where?” On the face of it these seem to require less explaining than...