Jul
09
2014
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Is there a place named after Uclue.com?

Welcome to Ucluelet! (photo by Tourism Ucluelet - PD)Is there a place named after Uclue.com? It would have to have been fairly recently named, of course, and hence a still small place, maybe named “Ucluelet”. Wouldn’t that be nice: Uclue.com honored by its own little town? Mountain View hasn’t been renamed Googletown—yet. Ucluelet does exist, and it is a nice, small settlement on [more...]

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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 [more...]

Oct
05
2010
2

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 [more...]

Sep
28
2009
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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 [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 [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 [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 [more...]

May
24
2009
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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 [more...]

May
07
2009
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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, [more...]

May
07
2009
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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 [more...]

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