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Juan de Fuca: The Great Greek Explorer

Juan de Fuca, or Ioannis Phokas, was an intrepid, and much underappreciated, Greek explorer and navigator who lived during the sixteenth century. De Fuca is best known for being the first to describe the Strait of Anian, which is...

Mysterious Shipwreck Washes Up on Canada’s Coast

A mysterious shipwreck has washed up on Canada's coastline centuries after it is thought to have sunk. The ghostly vessel appeared on the shores of Cape Ray on the Newfoundland coast and is thought to have been dredged up by...

Libra’s GSI to Build Massive Solar Power Facility in Canada

Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure LLC (GSI), one of the renewable energy subsidiaries of Libra Group, announced the construction of a 100-megawatt (MWac) utility-scale solar facility in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Iyuhána Solar (Iyuhána), a GSI-led partnership with Saturn Power Inc. and Ocean...

Gold Treasure Remains Unclaimed 150 Years After Ship Sinking

An estimated 4,000 ounces of gold believed to be on board a ship that sank off of the British Columbia coast in 1875 remains unclaimed 150 years after the disaster. SS Pacific was a wooden sidewheel steamer built in 1850...

The River Of Gold in British Columbia

The Fraser River in British Columbia has been a source of placer gold for more than 160 years and it has been a meeting point for amateur treasure hunters ever since. It all began in 1858 when the discovery of...

Polar Bear Swim: Tradition Launched by Greek Immigrant Lives On

Polar Bear Swim: The title sort of speaks for itself, launched in Canada in 1920 by Greek immigrant Peter (Pete) Pantages.

Canada Owes Regina Pizza to Four Greek Immigrant Brothers

In Canada, pizza aficionados have to thank four Greek immigrants for the country’s own unique pizza, known as Regina Pizza.

Growing Up Black in Greece: A Diplomat’s Daughter Recalls

Growing up black in Greece? Patricia Kumbakisaka, 31, one of Canada’s most accomplished young black women, has done it. Here she describes her life in Greece.

Rich History of the Greeks in Canada Cataloged and Digitized

The rich history of the Greeks in Canada is being cataloged and digitized at York University by the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The HHF Greek Canadian Archives (HHF GCA) announced recently a series of significant milestones in its ongoing mission...

Vikings Were in America Before Columbus, Study Claims

Vikings from Greenland were living in North America's Newfoundland 1,000 years ago according to evidence from a recent study. Newfoundland is located in Maritime Canada. Scientists have suspected for years that Vikings had settled in the area, but had not been...

The Greek Inventor of Hawaiian Pizza

Very few people know that the man who took the brave decision back in the 1960's to add pineapple to a pizza was a Greek immigrant to Canada.

Lake in Canada Hailed ‘Ground Zero’ of the Anthropocene Era

In a conference held in France, a group of scientists made a symbolic designation that holds significant meaning. They officially declared Lake Crawford as the starting point of a new geological epoch, known as the Anthropocene era. This epoch...

Missing Titanic Sub: Banging Sounds Heard as Oxygen Dwindles

As the search continues for the missing Titanic sub in the North Atlantic with five people onboard, sonar picked up banging sounds on Tuesday from underneath the water. According to an internal US government memo on the search, crews detected...

Greek-Canadian Katherine Filippeos Releases New Single

Greek-Canadian singer, songwriter and musician, Katherine Filippeos, just released her new single entitled “No Pain No Glory.” It is the second in a series of releases that encourage introspection and self-observation while relating darkness to a polarity of optimism...

Justin Trudeau Joins Montreal’s Greek Independence Parade

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walked in Montreal's Greek Independence parade on Sunday afternoon. A sea of white and blue flags dominated the parade in the Parc-Extension neighborhood. The parade, whose grand marshal was Quebec’s minister responsible for the fight against...