Chris Barker has spent the last twenty-five years ensuring that the sacrifices of the fifteen seamen who lost their lives when HMCS Skeena was wrecked off the coast of Iceland during the Second World War, will never be forgotten.
Over 6,000 books from Marshall McLuhan’s library sat in boxes waiting to be catalogued. The task went to his grandson, Andrew McLuhan, who discovered that his understanding of his grandfather’s legacy lay between the pages of those books.
Jeanette Arsenault looks beyond a parent’s grief to keep the memory of her beloved daughter, Kait Shannon, alive. Kait’s Comfort Kits – packets of small luxuries – are making their way into cancer wards thanks to Kait’s enduring spirit and a mother’s promise.
John Macoun, an Irish immigrant, arrived in Canada as a young man. Over his lifetime, he dug up grasses, scraped mosses from rocks and pressed plants – gathering over 100,000 specimens from every corner of Canada that would become the foundation of the nation’s botanical knowledge base.