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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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Reusing surplus government buildings is one solution to the shortage of affordable housing

August 2021 We are, once again, seeing all major parties announcing plans to tackle the housing crisis that we are seeing in major cities all across the country. For anyone who pays attention, there have been many plans in past years, but all of them seem to be just relying on building new housing and …

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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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Historic bridge still standing despite efforts to replace it with a new bridge

August 2021 The Caledonia Bridge, in Caledonia, Ontario, also known as the Grand River Bridge and the Argyle Street Bridge, is a historic bridge that crosses over the Grand River. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation, who have jurisdiction over the bridge, has been undertaking efforts to replace the aging structure for around two decades, and …

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Take a scenic ride on the historic Port Stanley Terminal Railway

August 2021 The Port Stanley Terminal Railway (PSTR) is a tourist, heritage railway, located in the port town of Port Stanley, Ontario, south of London, on the north shore of Lake Erie. Using the tracks of the former London and Port Stanley Railway (L&PS), the PTSR takes visitors northward on either a 60-minute, 8-mile trip …

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Will the fall of Afghanistan lead to the fall of Trudeau?

August 2021 The cover photo on the 17 August edition of the Toronto Sun was a heart-wrenching reminder of the failure of not only NATO to actually make a difference in Afghanistan, but also Justin Trudeau’s failure to get the Afghanis who assisted the Canadian Forces, and their families out of Afghanistan, despite knowing the …

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