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Food line at the Yonge Street Mission in Toronto in the 1930s
St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador after the Great Fire of 1892

Wikipedia articles to create or improve:

  • Great Depression in Canada, detailed article about the impact of the worldwide Great Depression of the early 1930s in Canada. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Habitation de Québec, settlement founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608 that will become Quebec City. The Wikipedia article in English about it is a very short stub and could be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in French.
  • Chilcotin War, a confontration in 1864 between members of the Tsilhqotʼin (Chilcotin) Peoples in British Columbia and white road construction workers. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create if by translating the article in English.
  • Battle of the Belly River, last major conflict between the Cree and the Blackfoot, and the last major battle between First Nations on Canadian soil. The Wikipedia article is short and could be expanded. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Battle of Cran, also known as Battle of Stoney Creek, a battle during the Seven Years' War in Acadia. There is no Wikipedia article in English about it yet. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Battle of Chippawa, battle during the War of 1812 in Upper Canada. The Wikipedia article in French about it is a short stub. If you speak French, it can be expanded by translating text from the article in English.
  • March West, initial journey of the North-West Mounted Police to the Canadian Prairies between 8 July and 9 October 1874. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • British Columbia gold rushes, article detailing the gold rushes in British Columbia. Certain sections of the Wikipedia article are empty and you can help by adding to them. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Canada in the Korean War, Canadian participation in the Koran War. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915, one of the worst floods in the history of Edmonton. The Wikipedia article is a short stub. You can expand it using reliable sources as references.
  • Great Fire of 1892, fire in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador on 8 July 1892. The Wikipedia article in English about it needs additional citations for verification. You can help by adding citations to reliable sources. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it.
  • Memorial Day (Newfoundland and Labrador), memorial day observed annually since 1 July 1917 in Newfoundland and Labrador to recall the losses of the 1st Newfoundland Regiment at the Battle of Albert during the First World War. The Wikipedia article about it is short and could be expanded. Also, there is no Wikipedia article about it in French. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • William Davis Miners' Memorial Day, an annual remembrance day in Nova Scotia to recognize all miners killed in the province's coal mines. There is no article about this day on the French Wikipedia. If you speak French, you can translate the English Wikipedia article into French. You can also refer to Men in the Mines: A History of Mining Activity in Nova Scotia, 1720-1992 from Nova Scotia Archives and Miners Memorial Day: Davis Day from Nova Scotia Museum of Industry to improve the Wikipedia article.
  • William Davis, miner from Cape Breton Island killed in 1925 during the miners' strike. The Wikipedia article about him needs improvement. You can use his entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as a reference. Also, there is no article about him on the French Wikipedia. If you speak French, you can translate the English Wikipedia article into French.
  • John Franklin, an explorer of the Arctic. The Wikipedia article about him needs additional citations for verification. You can help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources such as the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.
  • Pamphile Le May, novelist, poet, storyteller, translator and librarian from Quebec who became the first librarian of the National Assembly of Quebec in 1867. There is no Wikipedia article in English about him. You can create it by translating the article in French and by using his entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as a reference.
  • Newfoundland Railway, railway company on the island of Newfoundland that operated from 1898 to 1988. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland, government-owned public radio service of the dominion of Newfoundland launched in 1939 and absorbed into CBC in 1949. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Canadian Machine Gun Corps, administrative corps of the Canadian Army active from 1917 to 1923. The Wikipedia article is short and could be expanded. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Lincoln Alexander, first Black Canadian elected as Member of Parliament. The Wikipedia article in French about him is a very short stub. If you speak French, you can expand it by translating content from the article in English.
  • James Creighton (ice hockey), Canadian lawyer, engineer, journalist and athlete, person of national historic significance, who organized the first recorded indoor ice hockey match at Montreal, Quebec in 1875. The Wikipedia article about him needs additional citations for verification. You can help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources such as his entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Desmond Piers, a rear-admiral of the Royal Canadian Navy decorated of the Légion d'Honneur and the Distinguished Service Cross. There is no Wikipedia article in French about him. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Frederick William Campbell, Canadian military officer, receipient of the Victoria Cross. The Wikipedia article about him is short and could be expanded. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about him. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Rey Pagtakhan, first Filipino Canadian elected to the House of Commons. There is no Wikipedia article in French about him. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Olivier-Maximin Melanson, a politician and farmer from New Brunswick, one of the first members of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly to give speeches in French. The Wikipedia article in English about him is a short stub. You can help to expand it by translating text from the corresponding article in French and using his entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as a reference.
  • William Mactavish, a Scottish-born representative of Hudson's Bay Company and governor of Assiniboia and Rupert's Land before their transfer to the government of Canada. The Wikipedia article in French about him is a very short stub of only one sentence. If you speak French, you can expand it by translating content from the article in English and by using reliable sources as references such as his entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.
  • Operation Snowgoose, Canadian involvement in the UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus established in 1964. There is no Wikipedia article in French about him. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Mohawk Chapel, oldest church building in Ontario and national historic site of Canada. The Wikipedia article about it is a stub and could be expanded.

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