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In the Shoes of Peterborough’s First Settlers – 1825

In the Shoes of Peterborough’s First Settlers – 1825

European settlement in this area is documented as having officially began in the year 1825 (although some found themselves settling here earlier). Emigrants left harsh conditions in Ireland for a better life in Canada. In total, nine ships were used to transport 2,024 people across the Atlantic. However, the conditions in steerage – the hold

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Respect for Our First Nations in Canada’s 150th Year

When European explorers arrived in Canada in the 11th century, Indigenous peoples had already been occupying North America for thousands of years. Having just recently celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday, it seems more important than ever for us to remember the history of the Indigenous people whose lives were to be forever changed by the arrival

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