PO Box 56060, Portage Place RPO Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 0G9 Tel. (204) 988-9300; Fax (204) 988-9309 August/September 2009 • The Blunder of Dieppe: The Dieppe raid of August 19, 1942 was a colossal disaster. The debacle, spun by those responsible as paving the way for D-Day two years later, sits like a scar on the Canadian memory of the war, and so it should. By J.L. Granatstein. • Fields of Freedom: When black Americans came to Alberta, they were given the cold shoulder. Despite great hardship, they persevered. By Kaj Hasselriis. • Women of War: The key role women played during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. By Peter D. Macleod. • Black Labs in the Land of Gold. With huskies in short supply during the gold rush, Mounties thought they’d obtain Labrador dogs. Alas, the experiment did not end well. By Ann Chandler. • Getaway: Saskatchewan’s Big Muddy Badlands October/November 2009 • Operation Bonaparte: In a little known World War Two operation, Quebec paratroopers landed behind enemy lines to set up an escape network in Nazi-occupied France. By Tom Douglas. • The Life and Death of Vancouver’s Skid Road Hotels: As the eyes of the world turns to Vancouver on the eve of the Olympics, we explore the history behind the skid-row hotels of the city’s downtown eastside. By Christopher Pollon. • The Cost of Courage: When medals such as the Victoria Cross are sold, everyone pays a price. By Mark Reid. • The Lepers of Tracadie: Exploring the history behind New Brunswick’s 19th century leper colony. By Isolde Prince. • Getaway: – Springhill, Nova Scotia, where coals seams brought prosperity and disaster. December 2009/January 2010 Olympic issue: • Hockey’s Red Dawn: Years of Olympic gold convinced Canadians that hockey was “our game.” We were wrong. By Lawrence Martin. Sidebars: Women’s Hockey team’s golden moment. The All-Star Dream Team. • Skating on Thin Ice: When Canada’s sweetheart Barbara Ann Scott accepted the gift of a new convertible, it almost tanked her Olympic career. By Barbara Schrodt. • Fighting for Equality: A look the difficult road women have travelled to be treated the same as men at the Olympics. By Bruce Kidd. • Canada’s Games: A look at the legacy of two previous Olympics hosted by Canada — the Montreal and Calgary Games. By Rita Mingo and Pierre Cayouette. • Crazy Cool: The legend and legacy of the Crazy Canucks ski team lives on. By George Johnson. • The French Connection: If Canada owns the 2010 podium in speed skating, it will be thanks to the seeds planted decades ago in Quebec. By Jean-Francois Begin. • A paralympic story. TBA. • First Athletes: How aboriginal Olympians are acting as role models for young native people. A column by Chris Moore. • Getaway: Whistler or Vancouver themed. PO Box 56060, Portage Place RPO Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 0G9 Tel. (204) 988-9300; Fax (204) 988-9309 February/March 2010 • Gentleman Spies of Old Oregon: The two young British dandies seemed wildly out of place at the distant Hudson’s Bay Company outpost, but their mission was not what it seemed. By Stephen R. Bown. • Portrait of a Vanishing Artist: The lives of First Nations people during the 1920s amd 30s were brought to life through the brushes of artist Mildred Valley Thompson. By Shay Wilson. • Arming the Enemy: In World War I, a German sub shocked the world by leaving the neutral U.S. laden with Inco nickel from Canada. The metal was destined to be turned into German bombs. By Daryl White. • Journal Entries from Hell: Katherine Bell Fraser left behind a genteel existence in Nova Scotia to travel to Armenia, where she witnessed a terrible massacre. By Andria Hill. April/May 2010 • Our Navy Turns 100: A look at the storied history of Canada’s navy. Writer TBA. • Canada invades El Salvador: It happened in 1932. But sending in the Canadian navy to crush a ‘Bolshevik’ uprising may have cost more lives than it saved. By Mark Reynolds. • River Reborn: The removal of a causeway has raised new hope for a virtually dead New Brunswick river. But is it too late to save this historic waterway? By Mark Reid • Four Indian Kings: Four chiefs of the Iroquois Confederacy made a lasting impression when they arrived in England for a diplomatic meeting with Queen Anne in 1710. By Nelle Oosterom. June/July 2010 • Winter of the Rals: Starving, homeless men terrorize St. John’s under the watch of Newfoundland’s unluckiest governor. By Paul Butler. • Whack Ryan: A larger-than-life Canadian soldier of fortune is renowned in Cuba as a martyr. By Peter Blow. • A Tale of Two Rivals: The fates of track athletes Hilda Strike and Stella Walsh would be forever entwined in a story that ends with a shocking twist. By Ron Hotchkiss. • Dear Mr. President: A Canadian rector upbraids American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson as the War of 1812 draws to a close. By Chris Raible. Anniversaries in 2009: 350 years ago: August 1659: • Groseilliers and Radisson start an expedition to the Great Lakes. 250 years ago: • September 12 - 13, 1759: Battle of the Plains of Abraham. 150 years ago: • October 24, 1859: Ottawa becomes the capital of Canada. 70 years ago: • September 1939: Canada declares war on Germany, enters Second World War 40 years ago: • Canada becomes officially bilingual with passage of Official Languages Act in July, 1969. Anniversaries in 2010: 400 years ago: • On July 5, 1610, the founding of the first English settlement in what would become Canada in Cupids, Newfoundland. • Henry Hudson explores Hudson Bay. 300 years ago: • “Four Indian Kings” from the Iroquois Confederacy have a diplomatic visit with Queen Anne in April of 1710. 250 years ago: • Various events related to the fall of Quebec. 100 years ago: • The founding of Canada’s Girl Guides (January). • Creation of Canadian Navy (May). 90 years ago: • Women become eligible to sit in House of Commons. PO Box 56060, Portage Place RPO Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 0G9 Tel. (204) 988-9300; Fax (204) 988-9309 65 years ago: • May 1945, Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) to mark the end of World War II. 50 years ago: • July 1, 1960, status Indians are given the right to vote. • Evidence of Viking settlement in Newfoundland uncovered. 40 years ago: • The October Crisis in Quebec. Coming up: • World Series in a Sandbox: What was billed as the greatest horse race of all time was held in a gloomy little backwater in southwestern Ontario. How could this happen? By Bob Carson. • Parliament in Flames: The events that led up to the burning of Canada’s Parliament in 1849. By Joseph Graham. • She-Pirates: A look at the folklore surrounding the pirates of Canada’s East Coast. By Paul Dalby. • Fighting the Power: Louis Robichaud, New Brunswick’s first Acadian premier, goes toe-to-toe with the powerful Irving family. By Jacques Poitras. • The Last Post: The death of Canada’s last World War I veteran. An obituary by Charles Enman. • Canada's first car: Father Georges-Antoine Belcourt brings a curious vehicular contraption to P.E.I. in 1866. By James Mays and Ryan Rogers. • The Nihilist Spasm Band Goes to Paris: A motley collection of Canadian men wielding strange, cacophonous musical instruments takes the French capital by storm. By Katie Cholette. • Clinging to Sovereignty: When laying claim to the Northwest Passage, Canada can thank the Mounties who endured life in an inhospitable corner of the eastern Arctic in the 1930s and ’40s. By Peter Gorrie.