Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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. 

Newfoundland Snowstorm

  • 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.     

Wednesday, March 11, 2020


Nine-Year-Old Shows Off Dyslexic Superpower with Rubiks Cube

  • Benjamin has dyslexia and struggles with reading and writing.
  • Benjamin's story is no sad tale of disability, however, as he shows what he can do.
  • He finished 750 cubes and created a mosaic in about 5 hours.
  • "Dyslexia is not my disability...Dyslexia is my superpower!"


Louis Riel as Manitoba's First Premier

  • Louis Riel was a Canadian politician who helped found the province of Manitoba.
  • Riel was born of Metis descent in 1844 in the Red River Settlement, in what today is southern Manitoba.
  • In Manitoba, Riel is generally celebrated for his role in creating the province.
  • The NDP Party in Manitoba is proposing Riel be given the title of the honorary first premier Louis Riel Day is a statutory holiday that always falls on the third Monday in February. The first Louis Riel was celebrated in 2008, and always coincides with the annual celebration of  Festival Du Voyageur in Winnipeg.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

HHT March 10th, 2020

Janelle Vachon Scotties

  • Janelle Vachon, from Oak Lake, competed in the 2020 Scotties.
  • It was from January 29th-February 2nd at the Riverdale Community Centre in Rivers.
  • Her teammates are Dorri-Anne Vince, Megan Huculak, and Hayley Surovy.
  • They won one game against Ursel 8-7 and lost the other 4 games.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

History Happening Today             February 27, 2020

  • Sofia Spencer is a girl from Toronto, Canada.
  • She is very interested in bugs but was continually bullied because of it.
  • She is now a published book author and has one finished book, called THE BUG GIRL, telling about her story and how she was able to overcome the bullying.

Monday, February 24, 2020

History Happening Today                  February 23, 2020

Locusts in Somalia

Large swarms of locusts spread across east Africa into Somalia. One of the biggest invasions since 1950. The outbreak has destroyed about 100 00 hectares of farmland. It is the wet year and warm temperate that has caused the outbreak. Officials are worried about Somalia’s food insecurity. The Government has a plan to use chemicals.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Groundhogs Disagree

  • Three groundhogs named Shubenacadie Sam, Wiarton Willie, and Fred La Marmotte made big presentations on groundhog day.
  • On groundhog day their predictions were all different. 
  • In Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario three groundhogs emerged out of their holes.Two of them saw their shadow and one did not.
  •  People were confused about whether it was an early spring, or six more weeks of winter.
  • These groundhogs have been wrong before..... so why are we all so surprised at this?