Monthly Archives: June 2011

Canada’s ‘Little Iceland’

“The Canadian town of Gimli is known as “New Iceland” because the area was settled by Icelandic immigrants in the late 1870s and has kept its Icelandic heritage, customs and language. Now, with their homeland suffering economic troubles, a fresh wave of Icelanders is arriving in the area seeking work.
Brandy Yanchyk visited Gimli to get a taste of the town and find out why people feel at home 3,000 miles away from Reykjavik.”