This Week in Canadian History – November Week 5

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This is a repost and updated post that I published on November 28, 2012.

Count Frontenac dies at Quebec, but that doesn’t mean his heart stays put. Oh no.

Frontenac had been asked to return to Canada in 1689 and serve as governor for the second time. His instructions were to regain the respect of the Indians and to drive the British from New England and New York.

He did succeed with most of the Indians, but Frontenac was unable to take New England and New York for France. After eight years of war, Britain and France signed the Treaty of Ryswick on September 20, 1697. Actually, Ryswick meant little, and war was resumed five years later.

As there was supposed to be peace, however, Frontenac exchanged messages with the Governor of New York, and Captain John Schuyler arrived at Quebec as a peace emissary…

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Two Canadians released from prison in Egypt

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Return to the Lake House

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Mulcair says no to wealth tax, despite star NDP candidate advocating 70% tax on rich

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Slumach’s Lost Creek Gold Mine – Pitt Lake’s Lost Gold Mine

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OK folks, for today’s history lesson with Andy.

Early on a January morning in 1891, Slumach’s life ended at the gallows. The Katzie Indian
had killed a man called Louie Bee. Bee and the sole witness, Seymour, were sitting in a
canoe when Slumach shot Bee from the shore of the Alouette River. The victim, “a welldeveloped
man of about 25 or 30 years of age,” according to the physician who did the
post-mortem, was described in court as quarrelsome, always harassing Slumach, with
threats of violence that made the old man fear for his life. Did the elderly Slumach feel
threatened by the man approaching the shore—did he act to protect himself?

Whether he killed in self-defence or not, at the time under Canadian law the penalty for
murder was death by hanging. This was a pretty straightforward case for the Crown, and
after deliberating for all…

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Unveiling the jersey: women strike gold at home

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On October 8, Hockey Canada will unveil the jerseys to be worn in Sochi by Canadian women’s and men’s national hockey teams at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Leading up to the day, Olympic.ca will revisit the five gold medals won by Canada at the Winter Games and the jerseys worn en route to each gold medal performance. 

See also: 2002 women | 2002 men | 2006 women | 2010 men

The Game

Canada’s home Games in Vancouver demanded nothing short of gold and the women met those lofty expectation by beating the United States 2-0 in the final.  A string of devastating performances saw Canada outscore its opponents 46-2 before meeting the Americans.

The U.S. avenged its Turin 2006 semifinal loss by dismantling Sweden (think broken furniture from a certain big box store) 9-1 in an attempt to send Canada a clear message that gold wasn’t guaranteed on home…

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Southlands Residence, Vancouver Canada

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