May
12
2013
1

What are some links to free golf participation reports for the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia?

Golf (photo by chispita_666– CC-BY) United States From the National Golf Foundation: Golf Participation in America, 2010-2020 From GOLF 20/20: Participation Reports Canada From the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA): Golf Participation – “SNG estimates that approximately 70 million rounds of golf were played in 2008, a level of play that was as much as 10% lower than the average [&hel[more...]

Oct
05
2010
1

What do the numbers mean on the coat of arms of David Johnston, Canada’s Governor-General?

canada-governor-general-car-flagCanada’s Governor-General, David Johnston, like all Governors-General, has an official coat of arms. David’s coat of arms is quite a busy one and includes stripes (representing family, knowledge, order and organization), a crown (because the G-G represents the Queen), books (representing knowledge and the law), a bookshelf (representing the acquisition of knowledge) with five books [&hel[more...]

Sep
28
2009
0

Should I visit Maligne Lake?

Spirit Island becomes an island in the spring when the ice and snow melt raises the level of Maligne Lake. Photo by answerfinder CC-BYThe beautiful Maligne Lake is to be found in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and contains the iconic landmark of ‘Spirit Island’. The lake should certainly be on any visitors’ itinerary when touring the area. Maligne Lake is situated in Japser National Park, Alberta, and lies 48km from Jasper. The drive to the lake itself offers [&hel[more...]

Jul
21
2009
1

What is there to do and see in Alberta?

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park.Whether you prefer busy metropolitan areas or remote wilderness, you’ll find plenty to do in Alberta, the Canadian province that borders the United States and is wedged between British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Here are a few of the highlights: Calgary: With about a million residents, Calgary is the province’s largest city and features the sort [&hel[more...]

Jul
15
2009
2

Where Can I Find Free Newspaper Archives Online from France and Other French-Language Areas?

The French Police wouldn't give me no peace (Flickr Commons NKCR)The French people have an amazing history, a beautiful language, and a justifiable pride in their culture.  But they’ve done a surprisingly poor job of preserving these things in the form of French-language online newspaper archives.  Still, there are a few good sources to know about, from France and other French-speaking areas, such as Quebec [&hel[more...]

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Jul
12
2009
4

Where Can I Find Free Newspaper Archives Online for Canada?

Canadian Rockies (Flickr Commons, PD)Online newspaper archives are a wonderful source for researching your ancestors, studying history, learning more about your family, hometown or roots, or simply browsing to learn what was happening in day-to-day life in earlier times. There are some wonderful free newspaper archives online covering history and news in Canada. Did I mention they’re free? Take a look! Canadian [&hel[more...]

May
24
2009
0

What is the CN Tower?

CN Tower - courtesy SanGatiche - CC-BYThe CN Tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications and observation tower standing 1,815.4 ft. It surpassed the height of the Ostankino Tower while still under construction in 1975. It then was the tallest free-standing structure ‘on land’ in the world. Because the Petronius Platform oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico is [&hel[more...]

May
07
2009
0

What is Whitehorse city profile?

Goldrush Monument - courtesy ukmarkwilson - CC-BYWhitehorse is the capital of the Yukon, Canada and the province’s largest city. Whitehorse was founded as a transportation center in 1898, during the Klondike Gold Rush. It was made the capital of the Yukon Territory in 1950. Hiking trails surround “the Wilderness City,” and the Yukon River flows right through the middle of town, [&hel[more...]

May
07
2009
0

What is Regina city profile?

Regina Legislative Building - courtesy marbla123 - CC-BYRegina is the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada and the province’s second largest city. Regina’s history can be traced back to when it was known as “Pile o’bones” because of the large number of buffalo bones found there. In 1882 it was renamed Regina in honor of Queen Victoria. Regina was incorporated as a city in [&hel[more...]

May
06
2009
0

What is Quebec city profile?

Quebec Skyline - courtesy Joe Shlabotnik - CC-BYQuebec, also Quebec City, is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec and is its second largest city. (it is referred to as the National Capital inside the province) Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608. Quebec has served as a capital city in all the years of its existence. Quebec’s main [&hel[more...]

May
05
2009
0

What is Charlottetown city profile?

Horse Drawn Tours - courtesy Smudge 9000 - CC-BYCharlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island and the province’s largest city. Charlottetown was made the colonial capital of St. John’s Island in 1765. In 1798, St. John’s Island was renamed Prince Edward Island. Get out in some of the cleanest air in Canada. Take a stroll on National Historic Great George Street. In [&hel[more...]

May
05
2009
0

What is Toronto city profile?

Toronto Skyline - courtesy detsang - CC-BYToronto is the capital of Ontario, the province’s largest city and the largest city in Canada. In 1793 Governor John Graves Simcoe established the town of York on the site of modern Toronto. York was then incorporated as the City of Toronto in March 1834. Today, Toronto is a global city and one of the [&hel[more...]

May
03
2009
0

What is Iqaluit city profile?

Iqaluit, NU airport YFB - Courtesy ceedub13 - CC-BYIqaluit is the capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut and the territory’s largest city. Iqaluit was founded in 1942 as an American airbase. January 1, 1987, the name was officially changed from “Frobisher Bay” to “Iqaluit”  On April 19, 2001 it was officially redesignated as a city. Iqaluit is located east of Nunavut’s mainland [&hel[more...]

May
03
2009
0

What is Halifax city profile?

Downtown Halifax - courtesy tylerc083 - CC-BYHalifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and the province’ largest city. The first permanent European settlement in the area was the establishment of the Town of Halifax in 1749. In 1996 the provincial government amalgamated all municipal governments within Halifax County to create HRM, a single regional municipality. Halifax is rich in history and [&hel[more...]

May
03
2009
0

What is Yellowknife city profile?

Yellowknife Natives - courtesy Karlina - Carla Sedini - CC-BYYellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The current area of Yellowknife was settled by prospectors who entered the region in the mid-1930s. In 1967, Yellowknife became the capital of the Northwest Territories. The city gets its name from the copper knives used by the Chipewyan tribe during the 1800s. Located on the [&hel[more...]

May
03
2009
0

What is St. John’s city profile?

City of St. John's - courtesy forester401 - CC-BYSt. John’s is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador and the province’ largest metropolitan area. St. John’s is the oldest English settlement in North America with the first permanent European settlers arrived at St. John’s in 1605. St John’s is on the eastern edge of the Avalon Peninsula, the most easterly part of North America. [&hel[more...]

May
02
2009
0

What is Fredericton city profile?

Downtown Fredericton - courtesy Chris Campbell - CC-BYFredericton is the capital of New Brunswick. Fredericton area was first permanently settled in 1732 by Acadians fleeing the British in Nova Scotia. When New Brunswick became a separate colony from Nova Scotia in 1784, Ste. Anne’s Point became the provincial capital was later renamed “Frederick’s Town,” in honor of Prince Frederick Augustus, Duke of [&hel[more...]

May
01
2009
0

What is Winnipeg city profile?

Winnipeg Fog - courtesy Dylan H - CC-BYWinnipeg is the capital of Manitoba and its largest city. Located at the confluence of the historic Red and Assiniboine Rivers, Winnipeg was incorporated as a city in 1873. You will be traveling near the geographic center of North America when you visit Winnipeg. Winnipeg has many recreational opportunities as it lies in close proximity [&hel[more...]

May
01
2009
1

What is Edmonton city profile?

Downtown - courtesy wburris - CC-BYEdmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta and its second largest city after Calgary. The first inhabitants in the area that is now Edmonton settled maybe as early as 12,000 BC. By 1795, Fort Edmonton was founded as a trading post for the Hudson’s Bay Company and Edmonton was incorporated as a [&hel[more...]

Apr
19
2009
0

What is Calgary city profile?

Saddledome and downtown Calgary - courtesy Endlisnis - CC-BYCalgary is the largest city in the Canadian Province of Alberta. The Calgary area was inhabited by Pre-Clovis people at least 11,000 years ago. It was given the origin of its modern name Fort Calgary in 1876. Calgary began to grow into an important commercial and agricultural center after the arrival of the railroad in [&hel[more...]

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