National Newswatch

On This Day in Canada’s Political History: Yellowknife Named Capital of the Northwest Territories

Jan 18 2021 — Arthur Milnes — Very pleased today to mark an anniversary important to everyone in old stomping grounds as a reporter in the Northwest Territories. So, it was on this date in 1967 that Yellowknife was named the NWT’s capital city. I first experienced Yellowknife on a four-month contract for Northern News Services during the spring-summer of 1995 (where […]

On This Day in Canada’s Political History: Yellowknife Named Capital of the Northwest Territories

Jan 18 2021 — Arthur Milnes — Very pleased today to mark an anniversary important to everyone in old stomping grounds as a reporter in the Northwest Territories.  So, it was on this date in 1967 that Yellowknife was named the NWT’s capital city.  I first experienced Yellowknife on a four-month contract for Northern News Services during the spring-summer of 1995 (where […]

On This Day in Canada’s Political History: Birthdays of former PMs Macdonald, Chretien and former Ontario Premier Robarts

Jan 11 2021 — Arthur Milnes — Today, of course, is Sir John A. Macdonald Day.  In 2002, through an Act of Parliament, MPs and Senators chose to place each January 11 – the day on which Macdonald celebrated his birthday throughout his long life of public service – and also November 20, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Day, on the Canadian calendar. I […]