03 July, 2004 - Ocean Limited is 100 Years Old The Ocean Limited, from
Halifax to Montreal return, is 100 years old this summer and for anyone
who follows train history, this is a great milestone.
It is the longest running, regularly scheduled passenger train in Canada.
It was named in a pubic contest in 1904 as a summer
replacement for the old Intercolonial Railway’s Maritime Express.
You can read about the Ocean Limited on “The Canadian Railway Hall of Fame” at <http://railfame.ca> and at <http://collections.ic.gc.ca/cnphoto/english/int3_ang.html>.
01 July, 2004 - Place-Names and Places of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Archives and
Record Management has released a notice that announces the new online
digitized “Place-Names and Places of Nova Scotia.”
This resource is available at <http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/cap/places>.
First published in 1967, over 2,400 communities are
listed in alphabetical order and are “accompanied by a brief, concise
entry describing community highlights such as first settlement, first
churches, first schools, primary industries, significant events and
The online version is completely searchable by
community name or by county, and is accompanied by postcards taken from
the archive’s holdings.
23 June, 2004 - Canada Honours Canadian Founders of Hollywood at Toronto’s Walk of Fame Four Canadians - Mary
Pickford, Louis B. Meyer, Mack Sennett, and Jack Warner - will be
honoured on 23 June, 2004 as four Canadians who helped in the startup
of Hollywood in the first half of the 20th century.
Mary Pickford (1892-1979) was “America’s Sweetheart,” starred in numerous films, and started United Artists with her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, and her friend, Charlie Chaplain. She was born in Toronto.
Louis B. Meyer (1885-1957) moved to Massachusetts
from New Brunswick, and from there went out to Hollywood to start MGM
Mack Sennett (1880-1960) moved from Danville, Quebec
to the United States when he was 17 years old. He produced the Keystone
Kops from 1912 to 1917.
Jack Warner (1892-1978) and his brothers (Harry,
Albert, and Sam) moved from London, Ontario to the United States and
started Warner Bros. He produced the Jazz Singer in 1927, the start of
Go to <http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com>.
21 June, 2004 - Indian Residential School Museum Announced On Aboriginal Day, 21 June, the announcement was made that the Indian Residential School Museum of Canada will be built at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
From 1883 to 1996, 80,000 school children attended residential schools across the country.
The museum will have dormitories, a commemorative
garden, and archived photos and stories from former students, and will
cost $4 million to build.
For more information, please go to <http://www.mhs.mb.ca/news/residentialschools.shtml>.