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Stories of Northern Life

Stories of Northern Life

By Sault Ste. Marie Museum
Welcome to the Stories of Northern Life podcast, from the Sault Ste. Marie Museum. Our heritage in Northern Ontario is full of many culturally rich stories in everyday life.
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Naming our Streets
Have you ever wondered how street names got their name? Who chooses them and what significance do they hold if any? In this episode, you will get a little glimpse as to who choose the names in a period of Sault Ste. Marie History as well as some of the significance of a few streets used by you and many generations before.
May 12, 2022
How the Sault Museum Started
Want to know the history of how the Sault Ste. Marie & 49th Field Regiment R.C.A. Historical Society came to be the Museum you see today? The story starts in 1902 with just a group of avid history buffs... 
May 05, 2022
Historical Recording of a reading from John and Maria Evoy's diary
Historical Recording of Marjorie MacDonald, reading a diary from her ancestors John and Maria Evoy
April 28, 2022
History of Bellevue Park
We go through a brief timeline of Sault Ste. Marie's favourite Park and talk about some of the iconic features it had over the years. 
April 21, 2022
Historical Recording with Will Ross
This episode features a historical interview with Will Ross, a former sports manager. Will speaks about the local Greyhounds and other sports history.
April 14, 2022
Women's History Month: Roberta Bondar Pt.2
We continue the story of Roberta's undeniably inspirational life. We talk about her relationship with her home of Sault Ste. Marie, her biggest life decisions, her time as an astronaut, and the difficulties she faced.
April 07, 2022
Women's History Month: Roberta Bondar Pt.1
Roberta Lynn Bondar. We’ve come to love her for her time as an astronaut and for furthering research in science, but she continues to impress us with her breathtaking photography and her motivational words as she speaks to people across the globe. The Sault allowed her to dream and grow those dreams into reality. Listen to her incredible story! 
March 31, 2022
Women's History Month: Anna McCrea
Anna McCrea was the principal of McFadden School in the west end of the city, home to the new immigrants in the early 1900s.  But she was way more than a principle. She was a friend of the community and a humanitarian. She supported the upcoming generation in every way she could.
March 24, 2022
Women's History Month: Grace Pitt
This week's spotlight is on a special woman that felt like a part of the family throughout the 40 years of her career in radio and television broadcasting in Sault Ste. Marie. She became something of a local celebrity who entertained and inspired everyone, especially women, in the twin Saults.
March 17, 2022
Women's History Month: Aurora Butkovitch
This week's episode is on Aurora Butkovich, otherwise known as the Pizza Queen. This is the woman who brought Sault Ste. Marie Aurora’s, Mrs. B’s, a few other spots over the years. Order yourself a slice of pizza and dig into this week's episode!
March 10, 2022
Historical Recording of the ceremonies at the Sault Ste. Marie armoury in 1952
This episode features a historical recording of the ceremonies at the Sault Ste. Marie armoury in 1952.
March 09, 2022
Women's History Month: Lois Beckett
LOIS BECKETT. She is Sault Ste. Marie’s first female police officer. Not only that but she happens to set the record for the longest service of her gender. Two firsts that hold great accomplishment and dedication to her work and the community of Sault Ste. Marie.  In this episode you will meet your host Mairi as she guides you through Beckett's career and talk about the importance of “the firsts”.
March 03, 2022
Historical recording of Don Steer
This segment features a historical recording of Don Steer, who wrote a history of Lake Superior's East Shore. Don recalls a storm along Agawa Rocks, a story from Mike and Olive Krezek.
February 17, 2022
Historical interview with Sandra Lemay
This episode features a historical interview with Sandra Lemay. She recalls growing up in the North around mile 67; Sault Ste. Marie, and the importance of the Coppermine Point Lighthouse to her family.
February 17, 2022
Historical interview with Alvin Thomas
This episode features a historical interview with Alvin Thomas, a superintendent of Great Lakes Power. Alvin recounts early memories and other stories around a base camp used by the 49th regiment.
February 17, 2022
Historical interview with Olive Krezek
This episode features a historical interview with Olive Krezek. She tells a captivating portrait of her life in Algoma and surrounding areas; about the importance of community spirit.
February 17, 2022