Canadian Inventions

Elsie MacGill Invents New Airplane

By |November 30th, 2016|

Elsie MacGill once said, “I was always a sort of Miss Fix-it around the house. I was interested in radio work so I started out […]

First Nations Inventions – Parka, Kayak, Toboggan

By |October 25th, 2015|

First Nations inventions include the parka, kayak and toboggan, and many other things that are in use today throughout North America.

Parka
The invention of the parka ensured […]

Olivia Poole Invents the Jolly Jumper, 1910

By |September 25th, 2015|

Olivia Poole (1889-1975) proves the old adage that “necessity is the mother of invention.”

In the early 1950s, Olivia was a mother of seven young children, […]