Elizabeth Magie – The Landlord’s Game

Throughout history, there is plenty of example of men taking credit for women's ideas. In 1904, Elizabeth Magie created a board game called "The Landlord's Game" which she patented the same year. She created the game to show how rent enriches landlords and improving renters. The game was aimed towards children so that they would grow... Continue Reading →


Welcoming the Winter Solstice

For thousands of years, First Nation people noted the shift in seasons. To acknowledge the cycles, our people celebrate the longest night (A.K.A. Winter Solstice). It's a time of renewal. A time to reflect on the year that passed and on the year to come. A few facts about Canadian winters: Did you know that Winnipeg... Continue Reading →

Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel is a passionate Métis leader. He was a mix of Cree, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, French Canadian, Scottish and English descent. I am Métis, a mix of Abenaki, Huron, Mi'kmaq, Irish, French and English descent. He dreamt of a civilised world that embraces all cultures. Many of us are still hoping and fighting for the... Continue Reading →

Do you struggle with Ellipsism?

I am pretty sure this is something I will struggle with when I'm older. I already reflect upon it when I read about activists who have come and gone, at what they have accomplished and what we are still fighting for today. Ellipsism is the sadness that you feel when you realize that you'll never... Continue Reading →

Hedy Lamarr – Inventor

Women’s history has been basically excluded from the classroom textbooks in public schools. This is why I chose to speak about this woman who influences the course of history.man "History had been distorted, and it was essential to the cause of women’s rights to set it straight." - Matilda Joslyn Gage, 1852 Today marks the... Continue Reading →

Marie Curie – Scientist

Today marks Marie Curie's birthday. She was born on November 7, 1867. If you can name one or two female scientists from history, Marie Curie's name probably came up. Did you know that Marie Curie was rejected from the university because she's a woman? She didn't let that hold her back. She went on to... Continue Reading →

Review: Frontier

Frontier is a fictionalized story, but most of the big lines of history are being respected. I have never been a fan of the Baie Company and was shocked when they decided to rebrand back to the Baie D'hudson Company after all the horrors and corruption they had done (smallpox infested blankets, asking that fur... Continue Reading →

Time to turn back the clocks

Before going to bed on the night of November 4 to 5, 2017, do not forget to move your clocks back by one hour. Yes, it's that time of year again. The original idea behind the Daylight Saving Time (DST) was to save energy and make better use of daylight. It was first used in 1908... Continue Reading →

Should you baptize your child to please the family?

Statistics show that there is an obvious decrease in the number of baptisms in Quebec. This fact, in itself, doesn't surprise me. It remains, however, that a number of parents still choose to offer sacraments to their children, whether by belief or tradition, to buy peace and so on. As far as I'm concerned, no... Continue Reading →

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