HHT March 17, 2020
Festival du Voyageur
- In the 1800s, the two main countries (Hudson's Bay and Northwest) were fighting.
- The Assiniboine River was the only thing separating them.
- In the summer, the people of each company (who are called voyageurs) built, hunted, and traded with others. When winter came around, the people would try to survive.
- There were Indigenous and European peoples.
- The Europeans were good at making glass and decorating items. The Indigenous were good at hunting.
- If a European person and an Indigenous person had a child, that child would be Metis.
- On January 17, a blizzard covered St. John's, Newfoundland, with over 76 centimetres of snow.
- The wind speed was over 150km an hour.
- Everyone there was under S.O.E for 8 days.
- The snowstorm had trapped some people in their homes.
- Mayor John Norman estimated the cost being over $1 million to fix the sea wall.
Canadian National Railway
- The Ontario police said that several people had been arrested and that the use of force was a last resort for moving blockade
- The protest has affected rail travel for at least 103 000 Canadians and prompted temporary layoffs.
- The government-owned Via Rail Canada which mostly runs on Canadian National tracks.