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May 16, 2005
"Mission Accomplished . . . Really Accomplished" Few politicans can lay claim to having "accomplished" their mission in one decade. Such was the case with Louis J. Robichaud who was premier of New Brunswick from 1960 t0 1970. This Flashback highlights certain aspects of his career not so widely known as his far reaching "Program of Equal Opportunity" which transformed the province of New Brunswick. During Robichaud’s tenure the New Brunswick provincial flag was adopted without little of the rancor associated with the adoption of the Canadian flag. (Some recently discovered information regarding the role of Dr. G. F. G. Stanley in the design of the Maple Leaf Canadian flag is also mentioned). Robichaud’s long interest in Education was forecast in a speech at Cyrus Eaton’s 1960 conference on the role of Education in international peace.
April 27, 2005
Memories of a Dorchester Traveller: Part Five In 1887 Alexander Blackembarked on a trip involving travel by schooner, steamer,and rail from Dorchester New Brunswick to the Florida panhandle. This extended holiday included a visit with his brother James P. Black and family in Holt Florida. Highlights included: the Blackwater National Forest, and the 1888 Tropical Exhibition in Jacksonville, Florida. He arrived home on April 20, 1888 after an absence of six months and twenty days.
April 16, 2005
World War Two to the Present For more than a century members of Sackville’s Black family served as officers with the Hussars. 1935 was a turning point in the history of the regiment. Armoured tanks caught up with the cavalry units and the old regiment was reborn as the Fifth Armoured Regiment (8th Princess Louisa’s New Brunswick Hussars.
March 31, 2005
The Early Years The history of the local regiment known as the 8th Canadian Huissars will be traced in the next three Flashbacks. It begins with the creation of the Queen’s Rangers during the American Revolution. The core of the unit was formed by James Saunders I, a prominent Virginia Loyalist. Described as one of the mosteffective fighting units on either side in this war, many members became part of the migration of Loyalists to that part of Nova Scotia that became New Brunswick in 1784.
March 30, 2005
Late 19th and Early 20th Century The previous column summarized the histoy of the regiment that was known by the mid 19th century as the "Hussars." In the beginning they were part of the New Brunswick militia and later participated with distinction in the two world wars of the twentieth century.
February 23, 2005
In the Flashback published on Jan. 16, 2005, I introduced Dr. Charlotte Gray’s recent book The Museum Called Canada: Twenty Five Rooms of Wonder. In it, she presented an historical panorama of Canadian history as revealed through the “rooms” of an imaginary museum. Following Dr. Gray’s lead, “The Museum Called Tantramar: Part One” highlighted: The Joggins Fossil Lawn, The Founders Hall, The Point de Bute Archway, The Keillor House Museum, St. Ann’s Church and the Campbell Carriage Factory. The remaining six “rooms” will be featured today.
February 2, 2005
The Significance of February Second Today’s date is recognized in many parts of the World as Groundhog Day. According to tradition when this animal comes out of his burrow on this date, if the sun is shining and he sees his shadow, he returns underground for six more weeks of winter. The origin of the legend is traceable to mediaeval Europe and the observance of Candlemas Day. A bright and sunny Candlemas Day suggested that there was more winter to come; while a cloudy overcast day meant that winter would soon be over. Folklore knows no boundaries and the concept crossed the Atlantic to be revived in Punxsutawaney, Pennyslvania, where the first Groundhog Day was observed on Feb. 02, 1866. It reached Canada shortly thereafter. Today from Nanaimo Ned (BC) to Wiarton Willie (ON) to Shubenacadie Sam (NS) all regions of Canada have their favourite groundhog ready to predict the length of winter.
January 19, 2005
In these two Flashbacks, Dr. Charlotte Gray’s recent book The Museum Called Canada: Twenty Five Rooms of Wonder is introduced. In it, she presents an historical panorama of Canadian history as revealed through the “rooms” of an imaginary museum. Following Dr. Gray’s lead, “The Museum Called Tantramar: Part One” highlights: The Joggins Fossil Lawn, The Founders Hall, The Point de Bute Archway, The Keillor House Museum, St. Ann’s Church and the Campbell Carriage Factory. The remaining six “rooms” will be featured on March 02, 2005. They include: The Ghostly Gallery of Sail, Fort Beauséjour Bastion,, Monro Heritage Centre, The War Memorial Hall and the Cape Jourimain Entrance.
June 10, 2003
In the late 1950’s Mount Allison University was still experiencing a period of expansion following World War Two. As each year passed, it became more obvious that existing residence space was inadequate. In 1957 enrolment exceeded the 1,000 mark for the first time, with the result that many students were being housed off campus.
May 23, 2003
In case you are wondering, today’s title does not contain a typo. The word “connexion” is deeply implanted within the Methodist denomination and refers to “a system of inter-related congregations.”