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Why the double standard?

September 2021 As the calls for newly-elected independent MP Kevin Vuong to resign his seat grow louder and louder, related to a past sexual assault allegation in 2019, I do have to wonder why the double standard? The charges against Vuong were withdrawn, reportedly because his accuser didn’t want to participate in the court process. …

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Why is failure an option, and hypocrisy and incompetence rewarded?

September 2021 So now Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is facing criticism for not denouncing Alberta Premier Jason Kenny’s handling of the pandemic, in light of the rapidly worsening COVID-19 situation in Alberta. The criticism of O’Toole centres on the fact that he has previously praised Kenny back in July for the province’s success in combating …

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Demolition by neglect – The apparent fate of Vaughan Glen Hospital

September 2021 Sitting behind a chain-link fence, and almost completely hidden behind leafy bushes and trees, sits a crumbling Georgian Revival style estate home. It’s the only one of this style remaining in the City of Vaughan, north of Toronto. This historic house on Bathurst Street, south of Rutherford Road in the former Village of …

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St. Thomas – The Railway City proudly displays its heritage

September 2021 The moto for the south-western Ontario city of St. Thomas is “The Railway City,” a moniker earned from it’s history as an important railway junction, dating back to 1856. A total of 26 railway companies have traveled in and out of the city on the numerous railway lines that once disected the city. …

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A happy story in the embarrassing debacle of Canada’s withdrawal from Afghanistan

September 2021 The collapse of Afghanistan to the terrorist group, the Taliban, came shockingly fast, and as a surprise to many in the western alliance that fought to bring a better life to Afghan citizens. One man saw what was coming and reacted quickly. Now in Canada, Mohammad Ehsan Saadat, his wife Tamana and his …

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Cars don’t stop here anymore – The crumbling remains of the road trip culture

September 2021 In the years after World War II, the economy was booming and people had money to spend. Luxuries, like cars and family vacations, were becoming more and more affordable to families across Canada and America. As air travel was still quite expensive, automobiles were the preferred method of travel. However, back in the …

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Historic arch bridge found in Kawartha Lakes

September 2021 In the mostly rural municipality of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, a historic arch bridge can be found. Stretching over the Trent-Severn Waterway near the settlement of Bolsover, the Canal Lake Concrete Arch Bridge, a single arch bridge, braced by abutments on either shore, is the earliest known reinforced concrete bridge in Canada, having been …

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What’s the endgame for vaccine passports?

September 2021 Now that Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced the implementation of a vaccine passport for Ontario residents, in advance of an expected passport from the federal government, some questions do need to be answered by both provincial politicians, and the federal politicians asking for your vote in the election this month: Will there …

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Fears persist over the future of the S.S. Keewatin

August 2021 One hundred people gathered in front of the S.S. Keewatin in Port McNicoll on 28 August, to show support for keeping the retired 114-year-old Edwardian-era passenger steamship in the Ontario community where it was based during most of its 57-year operational life. The rally was organized by Keep Keewatin Home, a community action …

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Is Joseph Brant next for cancellation in Burlington?

August 2021 Re: “Burlington asking residents to help rename Ryerson Park,” Burlington Post, 24 August: Now that Ryerson School and Ryerson Park are being re-named, when can we expect Joseph Brant Hospital to be re-named? I’m not here to argue whether Egerton Ryerson was a good person or not, but seeing as Chief Joseph Brant …

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