• On November 1, Daylight Saving Time ends (with the exception of Yukon, most of Saskatchewan, and parts of British Columbia and Quebec, where they are sensible enough to stay on Central Standard time all year round). In Ontario, a recent Private Members’ Bill to eliminate semi-annual time changes (moving permanently to DST) has passed second reading.
  • November 7 marks 135 years since the completion of Canada’s first transcontinental railway.
  • On November 12, 1981, NASA launched the space shuttle Columbia, the first time that a space vehicle was reused.
  • November 14, 1666, was the first recorded blood transfusion (between two dogs), as recorded by diarist Samuel Pepys.
  • November 24 is the 161st anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. On the one hand, we can thank evolution for making us the people we are today. On the other hand, we can blame evolution for COVID-19.

If you celebrate any of these, or have suggestions for upcoming celebrations or observances, please drop us a line or send a picture to CriticalLinks@centreforinquiry.ca.