Canadian History Ehx

Canadian History Ehx

Follow Craig Baird as he explores the good, the bad and the weird of Canada's history from the pre-colonial era to 25 years ago. Whatever you want to know about Canadian history, this is your one-stop shop.

Episodes

May 21, 2024 39 mins
When news about the end of the War in Europe spread to Canada, Canadians across the country celebrated. Some celebrated harder than others, and some in Halifax celebrated so hard they caused $5 million in damages. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Donate) E-mail: craig@c...
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For a brief moment, the eyes of the world were on a small area of Vancouver Island called Nootka Sound. The events that unfolded there changed the world. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Donate) E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: twitter.com/craigbaird Threads: https:...
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A lacrosse star in Canada, Jay Silverheels made the move to Hollywood in the 1940s and achieved immense fame as Tonto on The Lone Ranger. He took that success and worked to help other Indigenous actors in Hollywood for the rest of his life. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Cl...
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April 30, 2024 32 mins
For five seasons in the 1980s, Fraggle Rock was a must-watch show for a generation of Canadian children. Created by Jim Henson, it was produced by HBO and CBC and featured many Canadian puppeteers and actors, and was filmed in Toronto. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click D...
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April 23, 2024 35 mins
For centuries, pirates such as Ned Low and Black Bart, came to Canadian shores to rob fishermen, steal ships, restock supplies and pick up new crews. Some pirates were nice, others were bloodthirsty, but all were interesting. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Donate) E-m...
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Stolen from his home in Africa by enslavers when he was 16, he remained enslaved for two decades. Then, using his new freedom, he fought for the British and Canada not once, but twice, and helped many other Black Canadians in his area. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click D...
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For one season in 1946, prior to changing Major League Baseball forever, Jackie Robinson played for the Montreal Royals. He never forgot his time in Montreal, nor the kindness he received from the city's residents. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Donate) E-mail: craig...
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For a brief period, the Klondike was the biggest piece of news on the planet. Over 100,000 people ventured towards the Klondike to find their fortune, but only a few hundred actually did. It is the story of big names, big stories and a changing world. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canada...
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In the summer of 2006, a young Calgary woman was on top of the world. She had a supportive family, amazing friends and a great job. But life as she knew it came to an abrupt stop in the middle of the night on August 6, 2006. In this episode, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares details of a violent attack- a story that’s every woman’s worst fear. www.calgarycrimestoppers.org - reference case # 06274598 https://newsro...
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On Sept. 19, 1889, a huge chunk of Cap Diamant broke off and fell on two dozen homes below. It was one of the worst rock slide disasters in Canadian history. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Donate) E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: twitter.com/craigbaird Threads: ht...
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In this episode, we travel back with the Canadian Time Machine podcast to look at the moment Prince Edward Island entered Confederation. Historian Dr. Edward MacDonald takes us back to the Charlottetown Conference, where it’s said that discussions about the Dominion of Canada flowed over several glasses of champagne. He’ll also help us understand why PEI joined the country six years after it was formed. This episode also features r...
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Today, I delve into the life and legacy of my favourite historical figure, David Thompson! A man who mapped 4 million square kilometres of western Canada, while becoming the greatest land geographer who ever lived. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: www.buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Donate) E-mail: cr...
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March 12, 2024 18 mins
Living near Vancouver, Gertrude Guerin spent her adult life helping the Indigenous Peoples of the city. From founding Indigenous organizations, to creating serving as chief of her First Nation, to helping launch a landmark land claims case, Gertrude had a huge impact on the Lower Mainland area and Canada. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-his...
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If there was a major event in the last-half of the 19th century in Canada, chances are Sir Sandford Fleming was involved somehow. The first Canadian stamp, the telegraph line to New Zealand, the Last Spike, Standard Time, he had something to do with all of them. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: www.buymeacoffee.com/craigu...
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February 27, 2024 26 mins
For decades, she raised tens of millions of dollars to help people around the world through USC Canada. Her commercial, with the address 56 Sparks Street, became an iconic memory for generations of Canadians. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: www.buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Donate) E-mail: craig@ca...
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February 20, 2024 31 mins
In 1931, a film crew was out getting shots for the movie The Viking. Late at night, something happened that produced an explosion that destroyed the entire ship and killed nearly all of the film crew. It was the deadliest day in Hollywood history. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: www.buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canada...
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February 14, 2024 39 mins
There have been many famous couples in our history who have changed the country for the better. Union organizers, explorers, same sex couples and the spouses of prime ministers, they have done a lot to make Canada a better place. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: www.buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Don...
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We like to think that Canada's road to nationhood was a peaceful signing of a paper, but the truth is that to get to that point we went through rebellions, riots and even the burning of our own Parliament Buildings. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: www.buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Donate) E-mail: c...
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February 6, 2024 29 mins
One of the earliest European explorers of Canada, he became more famous for the mutiny against him. Today, Hudson Bay, one of the most prominent features of Canada, is named for him. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: www.buymeacoffee.com/craigu Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Donate) E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: twitt...
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January 30, 2024 48 mins
For over 30 years, This Hour Has 22 Minutes has been satirizing Canada and our politicians. From Talking to Americans, Babe Bennett and Marg Delahunty, to cast changes, to the current crop of comedic geniuses behind the show, nothing seems to slow down this legendary Canadian show. Artwork/logo design by Janet Cordahi Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: https://www.ohcanadashop.com/collections/canadian-history-ehx Donate: www.buy...
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