Technologies of the Capital

CBC

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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CAISSE POPULAIRE SAINT-CHARLES

Léo Paquette, Paroisse Saint-Charles, Vanier, Ontario, 1908-1988 (Vanier, Ontario : Entreprises Jeanneville, 1992), 177. In the early days, the caisse gave loans to members for mortgages as well as constructing homes and home repairs. Paquette writes that Curé Barrette “compara la coopérative à une famille où tous les membres travaillent en pleine harmonie pour le …

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OTTAWA JAIL

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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