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A directory/handbook on chronic, mental illnesses and health services. It includes listings for: associations, government agencies, hospitals, and libraries.
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This resource use to be called Health Canada

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Historica presents this site free of charge. The site contains the complete text of the Canadian Encyclopedia in English and French, the text of the Junior Encyclopedia of Canada (in English only), numerous interactivities, feature articles, games, the Canucklehead Quiz, and an extensive timeline of Canadian and world events.

This resource was previously called Canadian Encyclopedia

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The Historical Photographs Database contains a selection of several thousand images of Vancouver and British Columbia from the 1880's-1980's.

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