The game is six degrees of Canadian history. Take two seemingly unrelated pieces of Canadian culture and connect the dots through various people, places and events to discover how they’re distantly — or maybe not-so-distantly — related. Along the way, we visit the quizzical and curious, the tragic and comic, and everything in between.
For someone facing the prospect of being sent to trial on a charge of murder, Nancy Morrison appeared remarkably calm. As she stood to one side of a packed courtroom in Halifax last Friday morning, the 42-year-old respirologist spoke amiably with one of her defence lawyers.
How do you find out if your house is secure? One answer: try to bust in and see how hard it is. The cyberspace equivalent is what a northern Virginia company called Global Integrity was doing last week - paying half a dozen young computer whizzes to break into Web sites run by their clients.
The hard work of Donald Fraser, a seasoned British newspaper reporter in his late forties, was one reason the Fraser River gold rush of 1858 attracted people from so many different countries. Fraser wrote voluminously for the world's most famous newspaper, The Times of London.
British Columbia Research Council, formerly a nonprofit society incorporated in 1944 to provide facilities for technological research and industrial development in BC. BC Research, a technical wing of the council, comprised scientific, engineering and technical laboratory facilities.