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  • #16
    Okay. Point proven. But Banting and MacLeod were the ones first recognized for the discovery and to this day remain the only names most people actually recognize.


    • #17
      Canada's first licensed airfield:

      Edmonton - Wikipedia

      The Edmonton City Centre Airport opened in 1929,[35] becoming Canada's first licensed airfield.[36] Originally named Blatchford Field in honour of former mayor Kenny Blatchford, pioneering aviators such as Wilfrid R. "Wop" May and Max Ward used Blatchford Field as a major base for distributing mail, food, and medicine to Northern Canada; hence Edmonton's emergence as the "Gateway to the North". World War II saw Edmonton become a major base for the construction of the Alaska Highway and the Northwest Staging Route.[37]The airport was closed in November 2013.[38]

      Same source:
      β€œThe first mosque established in Canada – the Al-Rashid Mosque, founded by Abdullah Yusuf Ali – is situated in Edmonton.[140] ”
      Last edited by KC; 07-10-2018, 07:34 PM.