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Teacher Margaret McGrath and pupils at S.S. No. 10 (Jockvale), circa 1889. Source: Bruce Elliott, The City Beyond: A History of Nepean, Birthplace of Canada’s Capital, 1792-1990 (Nepean: Corporation of the City of Nepean, 1991). Since the Jockvale schoolhouse first opened in 1841, it has functioned as a community gathering space in Barrhaven. It began life […]

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admin Uncategorized July 6, 2017

Passengers listen in aboard Maple Leaf radio car CSTM/CN Collection: CN000299 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) emerged out of the Canadian National Railway Ottawa (CNRO) radio network. CNR President Henry Thornton believed radio broadcasts would enhance the experience of travellers as well as facilitate management of the railway system. Station personnel in CNRO broadcast room, 1926 […]

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Photo: Hi Ottawa Jail Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/hiottawajail) As Ottawa (then known as Bytown) grew, the County of Carleton determined that a new gaol was needed and the Nicholas Street Gaol opened in 1861. It held men, women and children whatever their offence for the next 110 years. Built of solid limestone and fashioned with arches […]

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