22 March 2020

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Canada's History Magazine Marks HBC Milestone
On May 2, 2020, the Hudson's Bay Company will mark its 350th anniversary. The April/May issue of Canda's History Magazine features several stories that explore HBC’s impacts on Canada and on North America. It's available through PressReader remotely through the Ottawa Public Library and many other libraries, as well as at newsstands (if you can find one open).
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Corktown: The History of a Toronto Neighbourhood and the People Who Made It
A book by Coralina Lemos gives the history behind thirty-eight street names in this area south of Queen Street East and north of the Distillery District. Including over 90 images, some of which are made available for the first time, its 200 surnames serve as a reference source for anyone conducting genealogical research, and a quick reference source on places of worship, and architects involved in the area’s built history help add social context for those who lived in the area.

A Sense Of Proportion
The Gentle Author reflects on the personal relationship to the passage of time.

Canadian Opinion on the Corona Virus 
The Association for Canadian Studies commissioned a detailed survey of the people’s views over the week of March 9th. At that time, as revealed in the survey six in ten Canadians expressed concern about a widespread outbreak and they manifested a variety of other concerns. A spectrum or range of concern and anxiety and some differences on the basis age, gender and region is evident.  Part 1 looks at health, stockpiling, economic and government satisfaction. Part 2 reports on border closing and contact with Asians and Iranians.

The Ottawa Historical Association has cancelled its final talk of the 2019-20 season, which was originally scheduled for the evening of April 21. If you have an event scheduled before that date why haven't you cancelled? Doing so sends a reinforcing signal about the seriousness of the situation and need to strictly follow professional advice.

11 Sentences We Never Dreamed We'd Be Saying Three Months Ago
From The Londonist "Imagine going back in time and telling your slightly younger self that each of the following would be a reality in a matter of weeks..."

Watch Christa Cowan explain ThruLines™ in a 20 minute presentation from Rootstech

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered?
Befuddled, Bemused
Looking for some emotional words to describe the situation? Take a look at this colourful Wheel of emotional words.

Thanks to this week's contributors
Anonymous, Gail B, Mike More, Susan Courage, Teresa

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