Viola Irene Desmond (née Davis), businesswoman, civil libertarian (born 6 July 1914 in Halifax, NS; died 7 February 1965 in New York, NY). Viola Desmond built a career and business as a beautician and was a mentor to young Black women in Nova Scotia through her Desmond School of Beauty Culture. It is, however, the story of her courageous refusal to accept an act of racial discrimination that provided inspiration to a later generation of Black persons in Nova Scotia and in the rest of Canada…
Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz
This lighthearted, animated short is based on the song "The Log Driver's Waltz" by Wade Hemsworth. Easily one of the most often-requested films in the NFB collection, Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing along to the tale of a young girl who loves to dance and chooses to marry a log driver over his more well-to-do competitor. Driving logs down the river has made the young man the best dancing partner to be found.
'He told us our story': Stuart McLean remembered by his longtime Vinyl Cafe producer | CBC Radio
As It Happens host Helen Mann speaks with Stuart McLean's longtime producer Jess Milton.
Smart Dust Technology
Actual and Potential Disadvantages of Smart Dust According to Chan & Perrig, authors of Security and Privacy in Sensor Networks, Smart Dust "lacks security settings which makes it easy to retrieve sensitive information"(Government and Military use). This flaw is extremely dangerous because in the wrong hands it can lead to extreme acts of terrorism, and information can be falsified by those outsiders who have a high knowledge of this technology(2003). In this case Industries concerned are…
Canadian Pride by acrotide
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The history of Toronto as seen through famous and forgotten signs
There are so many ways to track how cities change over time, but one of the most remarkable is surely the signage that we encounter every day. Tor...