Category Archive: Newspaper Articles

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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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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