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The Dieppe Raid – An elaborate cover for an attempted theft

April 2017 The Dieppe Raid, also known by its final official code-name Operation Jubilee, was a Canadian-led raid on the German-occupied port of Dieppe, on the northern coast of France, on 19 August 1942. For decades afterwards, many viewed the Dieppe Raid as a colossal failure that didn’t achieve any of its objectives and had …

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And then there were four – Pennsylvania’s lost town close to extinction

April 2017 The population in Centralia, Pennsylvania, in the heart of anthracite coal region, dropped to only 4 people in the fall of 2016 when Kathi Wormer, daughter of the Borough’s last official Mayor, Carl Womer, moved out of the house on once occupied by her parents. The home at 102 East Wood Street, originally occupied by …

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The pride of Canada’s military – Vimy Ridge 100 years later

April 2017 On 9 April 2017, officially dedicated as Vimy Ridge Day in 2003, Canadians across the country and in France attended services to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, an infamous battle fought by the Canadian Corps from 9 to 12 April 1917, a part of the Battle of Arras in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais …

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WWI pilot trainee remembered in his hometown

April 2017 The inscription of the tombstone of Royal Flying Corps Cadet James Talbot reads: “A noble young life given in service”. The weather on 7 April 2017 was cold and windy, with a thin layer of snow on the ground, as a crowd gathered at Union Cemetery in Dorchester, Ontario, east of London. Gathered …

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Toronto District School Board plays political games at the expense their students

Toronto Sun 30 March 2017 Re TDSB ban on new trips to U.S. political correctness gone mad (Sue-Anne Levy, March 27): Do the TDSB play political games?  Let me count the ways.  Generally if you have ALL your required documents and no criminal convictions, you will have no problems crossing the border. If you even …

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan needs to take a harder stance in the wake of terror attack

March 2017 London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in the wake of the London terror attacks that he believes such attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city”.  Now Mayor Khan did add that he strongly advocates vigilance and the work of security services to prevent attacks, along with ordering a review of London’s …

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Canada’s last living Distinguished Service Medal holder passes away at 95

March 2017 This is my personal tribute to Able Seaman Thomas J. Simpson, DSM, a WWII veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve: Windsor, Ontario resident Thomas Simpson died on 28 January 2017 at the age of 95 and Canada lost another true hero.  At the time of his death, Simpson was Canada’s last living Distinguished Service …

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Electoral reform dead – and not a moment too soon

February 2017 I’m not going to criticize Justin Trudeau for backing down on election reform, which I believe was the right thing to do.  He apparently listened to those telling him there was no general desire for changing a system which has served us well for 150 years, which is how democracy works. What I …

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The rise and fall of the Hamilton Parks Police

March 2017 The Hamilton Parks Police Force was a special constable force that patrolled parks within the City of Hamilton, Ontario, from 1943 until 1963. In reaction to a rise of vandalism and other criminal offences in the early 1940s, Hamilton Parks superintendent Fred Marshal hired George James in 1943 to patrol Gage Park, making him …

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Trump derangement syndrome

  February 2017 The leftists continue to lose their minds in the wake of the defeat of their anointed-one.  Now it appears that “Trump derangement syndrome” is rearing its ugly head.  In a recent Facebook exchange with a life-long friend, he advised me that Trump is exhibiting most of the signs of a fascist dictator and …

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