Archive : February 2010

Symbol of a generation

John Foster “Jack” Babcock, the last Canadian veteran of the First World War, died recently at age 109. His passage symbolically brings to an end the last surviving link to the Canadian Expeditionary Force of the First World War...

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Accentuate the positive

In 1944, Harold Arlen wrote the music and Johnny Mercer the lyrics for a ditty called Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, which Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters recorded on December 8 that year. The song became so popular it stayed on the Bil...

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Black History Month

There is little doubt that February’s Black History Month would have a greater presence in Canada if an earlier movement had become a reality. For centuries blacks have resided in Canada, especially  in Nova Scotia and in ...

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