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Castor November 30, 2005

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Fiche technique : Le premier timbre canadien, le « Castor trois pence » fut émis le 23 avril 1851 in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Exploratory Survey Voucher November 30, 2005

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A most unusual and obviously scarce “Exploratory Survey Voucher” issued in the name of the famous railway engineer and inventor of Standard Time, SANDFORD FLEMING.

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Armoiries – John Sandford Fleming MacLean November 29, 2005

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In honour of Sir Sandford Fleming, who among many accomplishments, designed Canada’s first postage stamp, the three penny beaver, and advocated the adoption of the beaver as the official “Canadian Animal”– a beaver in some form, perhaps holding a sprig of red whortleberry (the plant badge of the Mackintoshes).

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Plaques commémoratives November 28, 2005

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Birthplace of Standard Time, The

At a meeting of the Canadian Institute in Toronto in 1879, Sandford Fleming first presented his idea for a standardized, worldwide system for reckoning time. His proposal led to the International Prime Meridian Conference in Washington five years later at which the present system of Standard Time was adopted.

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Place Names of Alberta – Sandford Fleming November 26, 2005

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Dr. Edouard Deville, Surveyor General of Canada, named this point because Sir Sandford Fleming’s brandy flask was broken on a rock here. CPR surveyor Fleming was exploring a possible route for the CPR in 1872 when this “disaster” occurred. (more…)