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The strange saga of Scary Lucy

May 2019 In the Village of Celoron, outside Jamestown, New York, the birthplace of iconic comedienne Lucile Ball, there is a small park along the shore of Lake Chautauqua dedicated to her memory.  In 2009, a bronze statue of Ball was installed near the entrance to Lucile Ball Memorial Park, one that would elevate the …

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University of Pittsburg Bradford Campus has an aviation past

May 2019 The Bradford Campus of the University of Pittsburg in Bradford, Pennsylvania, has an aviation background that many may not realize.  The campus was once the site of the Bradford Airport, established on the family farm of William Emery in 1927.  Emery’s son Harri was an avid pilot in the early days of aviation …

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Like it or not, cuts have to be made

Ford government just cleaning up Liberals’ mess Toronto Sun, 5 May 2019  The Bow Valley Crag & Canyon, 5 May 2019 The recent protests at Queen’s Park by teachers and health care workers highlights just how noisy the next three years is going to be for the Ford government. I think most people understand the …

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A boost for affordable housing

May 2019 Driving along the provincial highways and roads that were once designated as provincial highways, drivers will occasionally still see a roadside motel, a remnant of the many other motels since demolished that used to temporarily house weary travelers. The coming of the 400-series freeways across the province led to the end for many …

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Beer Store wars

April 2019 Re: “LILLEY: Ford’s beer battle could be lost due to Wynne” (Toronto Sun, 19 April 2019): Serious question here: When have people and private businesses not liked getting government contracts?  This is a question that needs to be asked in light of the Ford government’s plan to get beer into corner stores, one …

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By Justin Trudeau’s own standards, he’s racist and anti-immigrant

April 2019 How’s that for a headline? Do I actually think Trudeau is a racist and anti-immigrant?  No; but he is a stunning hypocrite! Trudeau and company have spent the last 2 years denying there was a problem with “irregular” (translation:  illegal) immigration and screaming “racist” and “anti-immigrant” at anyone on the political right who stated …

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Monument pays tribute to Canadian Vietnam Veterans

April 2019 In Assumption Park in Windsor, Ontario, along the shores of the Detroit River, is a monument to the 147 Canadians who died fighting with American Armed Forces in the Vietnam War, along with 7 listed as POW/MIA. A similar monument was erected in Melocheville, Quebec, in October 1989 by the  Association Québécoise des …

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One is legal; the other is illegal

April 2019 Re:  Worst part of the Lavalin mess is the Tory response (Jim Warren, Toronto Sun, 7 April 2019):  Although I’m a Conservative, I do respect and appreciate Jim Warren’s observations but on this one, he’s way off base. Yes, opposition members did once criticize former Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Rabould, as …

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The price of convenience?

April 2019 I have a question for those who profess that selling alcoholic beverages in convenience stores will result in higher prices: Could this just be the price of convenience? Your local Macs, Circle K or Happy/Lucky/Fortune primarily exist for convenience sake; for a quick stop to get milk, cigarettes or some snacks for the …

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Huffman Field played an important role in early aviation

April 2019 Sandwiched between the abandoned Wilbur Wright Field, current home of the U.S. Air Force Museum, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, east of Dayton, Ohio, lies a former aerodrome named Huffman Field. Named after the former property owner, Dayton banker Torrence Huffman, the aerodrome played an important role in early aviation. It was at …

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