Five Questions for Paul W. Bennett, author of Turning Points

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What inspired you to write the book?

Seeking to know everything about where I live comes instinctively, as does a marked tendency to absorb its local history, politics, and culture. Writing Canadian history textbooks in the mid-1980s and teaching high school history for four decades deepened my understanding of Nova Scotia's shifting status in the emerging Canadian state. Wherever I've lived in Canada, it's been like an immersion course for me. History and historical consciousness inform my thinking on so many issues and that's why I find poking around in Nova Scotia's past so fascinating.


Stay warm with warming recipes from Manitoba archives 

CBC News · Posted: Feb 03, 2019


Above: An archival image of a New Year's feast at the home of John Monias from Christine Hanlon's book, Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens. (Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens)

Cold weather is a constant feature of Manitoba living. Fortunately, so is tasty, warming food to cheer yourself up as you soldier through it.

To honour that past and keep yourself busy, a dig through the archives yields a handful of recipes from yesteryear that will let you take a tour of the past without leaving the house to get to a museum.

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Of course, The Bluenosers' Book of Slang by Vernon Oickle was the top seller in Nova Scotia for November. Why not give your friends and family the gift of a little Nova Scotia wisdom this Christmas.

Check out Atlantic Books Today's list of last months top sellers for more gift giving ideas.


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Lindy Mechefske joins CTV News Ottawa's Leanne Cusak to talk about Ontario's fascinating history of food and cooking. 

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They also take a look at some of the historical snippets and recipes inside Lindy's book, Out of Old Ontario Kitchens.

Click here to watch on CTV


OOO Ontario Kitchens on ROgers TV

Lindy Mechefske recently appeared on Rogers TV Daytime with Dylan Black. She talks about her book Out of Old Ontario Kitchen's and brings along some dishes and drinks and some interesting, old school, cooking tools.

Click here to watch the episode on YouTube