Interesting thing to come up in today: what would a regular person (not a politician or a journalist) have called Canada back when Laura Secord was around? Through my research, I think they would have referred to it as "the province of Canada" or "Canada." I can't find a lot of references in non-journalistic material written at the time to "Upper Canada."

Some research:

"Ranging in age from 3-6 months, the 4077th are an excitable bunch of kittens of many colors and fur densities. Most had been rescued by humans and our own small fellowship, but not a few had been born within the safety of this compound and had never been outside into the real world. Lucky mammals." - Trip of the Dead

We're walking on air over here at the menagerie! Thank you to the wonderful students and teachers who voted Pickles VS the Zombies as their favourite English fiction book of 2021!

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Congratulations to Rachel Poliquin and illustrator Byron Eggenschwiler for their win for best English nonfiction and Karine Gottot & Maxim Cyr and Alexandra Larochelle and illustré Yohann Morin for their French fiction and non-fiction wins respectively.