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Efforts to Rebuild and Restore Searchmont Historical Station

(Photo from Searchmont Historical Society) This week, I wanted to do something a little different to showcase some of the different ways that the Bear...

The Heartbreaking – and Uplifting – History of Passenger Rail in the North

(Photo credit from CAPT) In 1914, just over 100 years ago, passenger train service was completed from Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst for the very...

“If you know where you come from, you know where you are going”

(Photo taken at Island View Camp) Last week, I shared with you all my personal experience at the Gathering. (if you missed it, click here!)...

An Intern’s Experience at the Gathering in Missanabie

(Photo taken at Island View Camp) August 12th to 17th, I had both the pleasure and honour of taking part in, and helping out with,...

The stories about our neighbourhoods

This weekend is a great time to get outside and walk! Participate in one of our neighbourhood walking tours taking place this Friday, May...

Trees and Houses of the SLUM (Simpson Leo Upton MacGregor)

Jane’s Walk is a series of neighbourhood walking tours that put people in touch with their environment. Since 2007, this international free walking festival...

Historians dissect CBC’s ‘The Story of Us’

TORONTO - The CBC attempted to cram 150 years of Canadian history into the 10-hour docu-drama "Canada: The Story of Us." By many accounts,...

Rotary needs your help collecting history

The Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie is looking to the community for their assistance. The club is appealing to anyone in possession of...

Duelling histories of Canada on offer in 2017

MONTREAL - Quebec provincial politician Stephane Bergeron's use of quotation marks reflects his feelings on the federal government's plans for the 150th anniversary of...

Remember This?… The Sault’s first Carnegie library burns with the fire station.

In 1901, when the small 2-room library housed in Town Hall outgrew the Sault’s growing population,  Russell Halton, a local architect, contacted Andrew Carnegie....