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"A Life in the Woods for Me"

I'm not sure how many people are spending this long weekend in a tent. My guess is that only the very brave would venture into the woods in May to se...

"All the Best" to Kelly Russell

Congratulations to Kelly Russell for being awarded the Order of Canada for his role in preserving Newfoundland music and culture. A search for his na...

"In the Archives"

Take note of this event hosted by the History Department: "In the Archives" will be happening Friday Jan. 19th in the Maritime History Archive at Mem...

"The Roarin' Game"

In recognition of the news today that the Brier will be held in St. John's in 2017, here are a few articles about curling that appeared in various ma...

"They have lost a city..."

On July 8th, 1892, a fire broke out in St. John’s and raged until the next day, destroying over two-thirds of the city and leaving thousands homel...

175th Anniversary for Dicks & Co.

Not many companies can boast about having a 175 year old history, but local company Dicks & Co. can. It began as a book-binding company back in 1840 ...

1877 Almanac

A recent upload to the Digital Archives Initiative from the Centre’s Rare Collection was the 1877 Newfoundland Monthly Messenger Almanac. It was i...

1932 and 1933 Debates

Recently we received notification that the debates of the 1932 and 1933 Newfoundland Legislature are now available on the House of Assembly websit...

A Link to the Smithsonian

A recent blog entry from the Smithsonian Museum dealt with the trans-atlantic telegraph cable, highlighting the 150thanniversary of its landing in...

Accordion Player Art Stoyles

Accordion player Art Stoyles passed away on Monday. In the 1970s, Mr. Stoyles played with Figgy Duff and later on, was a member of the Bannerman P...

Alcock and Brown's Flight

This coming weekend, June 14-15, marks the anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight, from Newfoundland to Ireland, undertaken by Joh...

Amelia Earhart's Flight From Trepassey

Today marks another anniversary in aviation history. On June 17, 1928, Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger. ...

Anderson's Time

Did you know that Newfoundland was the first area in North America to adopt daylight saving time? The Daylight Saving Act (8 Geo V, c. 9) became...

ATIPPA Review Report

The latest government document to arrive in CNS is the Report of the 2014 Statutory Review of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy ...

Atlantic Cable Anniversary

Heart’s Content is marking the 150th anniversary of the first successful landing of a telegraph cable connecting Ireland to Newfoundland. The Atla...

Atlantic Charter - 75th Anniversary

It has been 75 years since the historic meeting of American President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill on a ship in Placentia Bay. T...

Benevolent Irish Society

In recognition of Irish Newfoundland Week, here are a couple of our vault items that are now digitized for the world to see: the Rules and consti...

Bowring Park Anniversary

Beautiful Bowring Park was officially opened 100 years ago on July 15, 1914 by H.R.H. Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. A description of the cerem...

Capt. Bob Bartlett's Chart

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum has determined that it owns the chart on which Capt. Bob Bartlett made notes and annotations as the Karluk drift...

Celebration of Dr. Peter Pope

Peter's family has told us that a celebration of his life will take place at the Flatrock Community Centre, right beside the Catholic (only) Church ...