Author Archives: t. a. keenleyside

About t. a. keenleyside

author of travel/food books and popular fiction

Canada 150, Nunavut

Here are some photographs of Nunavut along with excerpts from ¬†the chapter, Of Limits Unknown, about Canada’s youngest territory established in 1999: While it comprises a third of the entire country and is roughly the size of Western Europe, its … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Quebec

With the weather largely cool and wet in the east so far this summer, it seems appropriate in this cross-Canada tour to picture Quebec in winter. Here is such a view from Roaming the Big Land in a chapter entitled … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Prince Edward Island

Happy 150th birthday, Canada! On this day, it seems appropriate to offer an excerpt from “The Little Prince” about the conference in Charlottetown that set the stage for Confederation three years later: Even today, the little island “resting on the … Continue reading

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Canada 150, New Brunswick

This cross-Canada journey continues with excerpts from “Big New Brunswick Dreams:” Flat red and brown sand beaches run along the eastern coast of New Brunswick like a soft, broad highway from Charlo on Chaleur Bay to the Confederation Bridge on … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Nova Scotia

Crossing from Newfoundland to the mainland, here are some excerpts from “Cruising The Scotia Coast:” …the tartan of Nova Scotia…has large squares lined in gold representing the province’s Royal Charter, and thin bands of red for the royal lion. The … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Newfoundland

Roaming the big land from east to west, the birthday journey starts in Newfoundland, with excerpts from the chapter, “Salty People:” Dot and I fly into St. John’s through a storm, sitting in the tail of the plane. As we … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Introduction to “Roaming The Big Land”

Here is an excerpt from the introduction to¬†Roaming The Big Land that provides a taste of the book’s flavour: “It would be far-fetched to suggest that Canada’s age-old problems of regional and cultural cleavage can be overcome by sitting its … Continue reading

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