October 2, 2022

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Alden Nowlan
Biography, Video

Alden Nowlan

Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, journalist, novelist, playwright, and—above all—poet, Alden A. Nowlan (25 January 1933 – 27 June 1983) was one of Canada’s leading literary figures. American poet Robert Bly, writing two decades after Nowlan’s death, rates the New…

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Winnifred Blair
Biography, History, Video

Winnifred Blair

Miss Canada was a beauty pageant for young women in Canada. It was founded in Hamilton in 1945. Winnifred Blair of Saint John, was proclaimed the first Miss Canada on 11 February 1923 at an earlier, unrelated competition during the…

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Susan Butler
Biography, Show Business, Video

Susan Butler

Daughter of Cecilia Marie Mills of Tracadie and Charles Michael Butler, Susan Butler was brought up in rural Miramichi on the Chaplin Island Road. “A friend of the family had visited a place called Avoka in Ireland, Avoka meaning a…

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Molly Kool
Biography, History, Video

Molly Kool

Myrtle Kool, known to everyone as Molly Kool, was born in Alma in 1916, to a Dutch sea captain, Paul Kool, and his wife. Her father built and operated a scow the "Jean K.", named after Molly's older sister. As…

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