“Canada” and “castle” are not two words one would immediately place side by side. But indeed there are even more Canadian castles than the famous ones we have all heard of, like Casa Loma and Château Frontenac.
Bender’s premature death announcement in some ways prefigures his eventual eclipse in the history of Canadian imagination.
The residents of Prince Edward Island are no strangers to ghost stories. The small Atlantic province, with its rocky shores and unpredictable waters, is perfectly positioned for tales of phantom ships, sea monsters, buried treasure, and haunted lighthouses.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The most notorious of all female spies, the personification of the femme fatale, the mysterious exotic and erotic dancer from the East, Mata Hari was really Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, who broke away from her Friesland home in the Netherlands by answering a personal ad in the newspaper.
To mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War, Château Ramezay presents an outdoor exhibition of wartime photographs.
After being phased out of the Vancouver scene in the seventies, neon signs are back in vogue.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Beneath the farm houses in the tranquil French countryside exists a forgotten city.
It sounds like the set up to a well-worn joke, but what you get when a Spanish soldier, a colonial cook, and pirate walk into a bar, is pretty much every day fare in the historic town of St. Augustine, Florida.
The Gucci story begins with Guccio Gucci, a Florentine immigrant in London who saw the potential of luggage as a status symbol while he was working as a porter at the Savoy Hotel. Ninety years later, the company built its own cultural institution.