Month: May 2017

S2E17 La Famille Verendrye and the Exploration of the West

S2E17 La Famille Verendrye and the Exploration of the West


The Verendrye family was one of New France’s most famous explorer families of the 18th century, carving out a European presence in vast territories that were previously untouched by European feet. They were crucial in helping to open up modern day Manitoba and Saskatchewan to European exploration and settlement.

S2E16 A Grim Day Indeed: The Halifax Explosion

S2E16 A Grim Day Indeed: The Halifax Explosion

In December of 1917 two ships collided in the Halifax harbour setting off the largest man-made non-nuclear explosion the world had ever seen.