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Trump Derangement Syndrome continues

September 2017 While I’m not a Trump supporter, I’m not against him either.  I’m still hopeful he will have a successful presidency, because if America loses, we all lose.  I also hope Trump doesn’t do anything to harm the great trading relationship between Canada and the United States. Despite all the hateful rhetoric from the …

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The danger of judging the past using today’s morals and standards

  August 2017 In the wake of the violence at the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, I unequivocally condemn the racism and violence of white racist groups like the KKK, neo-Nazis and white nationalists, just like I condemn racism from all ethnic groups and races. The focus of the protest originated out of …

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The dangerous game of Peacekeeping

August 2017 On 9 August 1974, Canada suffered its greatest single-incident loss of life in peacekeeping operations when a Royal Canadian Air Force DHC-5 Buffalo aircraft, assigned to the second United Nations Emergency Force mission in Syria, was shot down by three missiles fired by the Syrian Army.  All nine passengers and crew were killed. …

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Armed Forces Day at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

July 2017 On Saturday July 8, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM) at Hamilton International Airport in Mount Hope, Ontario, hosted Air Force Day, a part of Hamilton’s Canada 150 celebrations. Visitors had the opportunity to meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground and learn …

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Toronto’s near-forgotten first aerodrome – Trethewey/De Lesseps Field honoured with a historical plaque

July 2017 On 15 July 2017, a historical plaque was dedicated at the site of a near-forgotten aerodrome:  Trethewey Field, the first aerodrome in Toronto. Organized by Heritage Toronto, RCAF 400 Squadron Historical Society and the Toronto chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, the plaque dedication was the end of years of effort to …

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The Khadr quandary – Justice must be seen to be done

July 2017 There have been no shortage of opinions on the recent payment and apology to admitted terrorist Omar Khadr. While it may be a legal reality that Khadr’s Charter rights were violated and some form of compensation is inevitable, hasn’t stopped 71% of Canadians from disagreeing with Trudeau’s decision to apologize and pay Khadr …

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Restored Freeman-Burlington Junction Station opens to the public

July 2017 In Burlington, Ontario on Canada Day 2017, a crowd watched as Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring and other dignitaries cut the ceremonial ribbon to re-open the restored historic Freeman-Burlington Junction Train Station.  A historical plaque was also unveiled. Starting in 2015, numerous volunteers began the process of restoring the century-old former Grand Trunk Railway station, …

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Canada rewards terrorists – Omar Khadr to be given $10.5 million

July 2017 It’s an utter disgrace that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would even consider giving Omar Khadr $10.5 million and an official apology, let alone actually doing it. This of course, was done quickly and paid in just two weeks after a secret deal was negotiated with, according to a government leak, the intention of sheltering the …

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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 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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