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The adventures of Teddy

Teddy visits the abandoned railway town of Depot Harbour, Ontario. Located on Parry Island, Ontario, Depot Harbour was founded in 1892 as a railway company town by John Rudolphus Booth, the owner of the Ottawa, Arnprior and Canadian Atlantic Railway. Depot Harbour, which served as the western terminus for the railway, featured many of the …

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Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary – Was the notorious prison truly an escape-proof?

June 2017 In San Francisco Bay is a small island, 1.25 miles off shore from San Francisco.  Discovered by Spanish explorers in 1769, the island was named La Isla de los Alcatraces – Island of the Pelicans, because of the large number of birds nesting on the island. Alcatraz Island became the property of the United States …

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A post-apocalyptic future – The lost neighbourhood of Lincoln Way

June 2017 Many of us have visions of what a post-apocalyptic world might look like. In western Pennsylvania is the City of Clairton, a city that was the setting for the 1978 movie, “The Deer Hunter”, although none of the movie was actually filmed there. One residential street in Clairton is Lincoln Way, gives us a …

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Pennsylvania’s Lost Town: Documentary film has its debut

June 2017 On 6 May 2017, a long-awaited documentary film had its premiere at the Majestic Theater in Pottsville, Pennsylvania:  CENTRALIA, Pennsylvania’s Lost Town.  Directed by Joe Sapienza II, the film documents the rise and fall of a once thriving mining town, a fall that many will argue didn’t have to happen. Deep in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region …

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“Let’s Roll”: In memory of the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93

May 2017 In a lonely field in Stoneycreek Township, north of Shanksville, Pensylvania, travellers will find the Flight 93 National Memorial, on the site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on 11 September 2001, killing all 40 passengers and crew, along with the four terrorists who hijacked the airplane. Flight 93 was one of the four passenger airliners …

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Deep underground – Coal mining in Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Region

May 2017 Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Region, in Schuykill County, is the Borough of Ashland.  Surrounded by forests and steep hils, the borough’s southern border follows the top of Ashland Mountain, which rises 400 to 600 feet above the center of town.  Mahony Creek, a trubutary of the Susquehanna River passes through a water …

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The truth, the whole truth and The Damn Truth

May 2017 Montreal based band The Damn Truth played the Casbah Lounge in Hamilton, Ontario on 11 May 2017. Featuring Lee-la Baum (vocals & rhythm guitar), Tom Shemer (guitars), and Dave Traina (drums), the band is currently on tour promoting their second full-length album, “Devilish Folk”, along with touring bass guitarist PY Letellier. The Damn …

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Watching over the children for eternity

April 2017 One of the saddest, but comforting thing I’ve ever seen is a stone Teddy Bear watching over the graves of infants in Pardes Shalom Cemetery in Maple, north of Toronto. It’s obviously very sad when a child dies, but I also find it heartbreaking to think of the child lying in their grave alone, without …

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So much for Trump being a fascist dictator

29 April 2017 Re:  “When all else fails, blame Canada” (Lorne Gunter, April 25): Thanks to those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, the mainstream liberal media has been full of hyperbolic rhetoric calling Trump a fascist and comparing him to Hitler. As Gunter points out, Trump has failed so far in his efforts to replace Obamacare, …

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Overdue honour: Staff Sergeant Eddie Adamson to be honoured on the Toronto Police Honour Roll

April 2017 On 20 April 2017, the family of the late Staff Sergeant Eddie Adamson received some long-overdue good news:  Eddie will be honoured on the Toronto Police Honour Roll, something he was denied in 2005. Adamson’s widow Linda and daughter Julie had to fight for the recognition bestowed on Toronto Police officers who die In …

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