"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Saturday, December 7, 2013

CBC Digital Archives: On This Day

The Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) celebrates and documents all aspects of Canadian life and its online resources are most useful and entertaining.

This corner of its Digital Archives site, On This Day, is definitely worth a close look.

From here, visitors can scan 366 days of key moments in Canadian history. Each day has a particularly unique event, complete with a short video clip, a Did You Know? bonus feature, credits, and a citation.

If so desired, visitors can search all of the features via the "All Clips From This Topic" tab.

December is a particularly rich month as it includes investigations into the ban on happy hours in Ontario and the canonization of the first Canadian-born saint.

Visit the site at: http://www.cbc.ca/archives/onthisday/december.html

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012. http://scout.wisc.edu/

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