Communications have played a special role in the North. Terrain, climate and distance made it difficult for northerners to communicate with each other or with southern Canada before the advent of electronic media. In traditional times, Inuit messages were passed through personal contact.
Almanacs, annual compilations in sheet or book form which included a calendar, with saints' days and other significant dates, and astronomical phenomena such as eclipses, phases of the moon and transits of the planets, were a well-established tradition in Britain and the American colonies by the mid-18th century.
Over the past year, Jean Monty has been buying up properties and piling them on top of one another much like a winner at a blackjack table stacks his chips in multicoloured towers. In February, the chairman and chief executive of BCE Inc. dished out $6.8 billion for control of Teleglobe Inc.
William Craig's red eyes betray how busy he has been lately. He gets six hours sleep most nights, but says it doesn't help when overseas media phone at 2 a.m. for an interview. Still, all the attention that comes from holding a hot hand as an Internet upstart is unquestionably flattering.
Founded in 1995 by co-artistic directors Dáirine Ní Mheadhra (cellist, born in Cork, Ireland) and John Hess (pianist, born in Kitchener, ON), Toronto's Queen of Puddings Music Theatre produces original Canadian chamber opera with a performer-based, physical theatre aesthetic.
The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, comprising over 3100 articles and 500 illustrations, was the first music encyclopedia published in Canada. Entries include biographies of Canadian musicians, and histories of organizations involved with any facet of music in Canada.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada is one of the world's major public broadcasting organizations. It operates national radio (AM and FM) and television networks in English and French; provides regional and local radio and television programming in both official languages; broadcasts locally produced programs in English and native languages for people living in the far North; runs a multilingual shortwave service for listeners overseas; and provides closed captioning for the deaf.