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Historically significant buildings in Canada – The Sharon Temple

July 2020 Canada has many unique and historically significant buildings. The Sharon Temple, located in the Village of Sharon, in central Ontario, is one such building. The white, timber-frame, clapboard building of ascending chambers, is the centrepiece of an open-air museum, composed of seven other heritage buildings on a 4.5 acre property, and owned by …

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The Old Finch Avenue Bailey Bridge – A historic temporary bridge still in use 66 years later

June 2020 A Bailey Bridge is a pre-fabricated truss bridge that was designed by civil engineer Donald Bailey of the British War Office, and developed for use by the British military early in World War II. The wood and steel Bailey Bridge was designed as a portable type of bridge; one that could be easily …

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Sewells Road Bridge – Toronto’s only suspension bridge

June 2020 Civil engineer Frank Barber has designed many unique bridges in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Perhaps the most unique bridge, for the Toronto area, is the Sewells Road Bridge; unique in that it’s the only suspension bridge in Toronto and one of the few found in Ontario. The single lane Sewells Road …

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Is police violence on TV to blame?

June 2020 The age old question has been does watching too much TV rot your brain? In light of the most recent shooting death of a black man in Atlanta, 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, by now former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, who is now facing 11 charges, I do have to wonder what the effect …

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The ruins of St. Michael’s Catholic Church – One of the few remains of a lost village

June 2020 South-west of the Town of Chesley, on Concession 14 of Brant Township, sits a lonely church bell tower, topped with a cross and framed by two matching windows on either side, with the remains of the foundation walls jutting out the back. These are the remains of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and one …

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Abandoned railway trestle now part of a rail trail in Paisley

June 2020 In Paisley, Ontario, a small town in Bruce County, has given new life to an abandoned railway trestle that stretches across the Teeswater River. This steel and wood trestle once carried trains belonging to the Wellington, Grey and Bruce Railway (WG&BR), a historical railway that ran a distance of just over 100 miles …

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How much is enough? – “Why don’t the rich pay their fair share?”

June 2020 Every so often you hear the argument that the rich should pay their “fair share”, but you never really get an answer to the question of how much is enough? It’s too easy to claim that the rich don’t pay enough tax because of the size of their bank accounts. ┬áDo you want …

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Narcissistic sociopath – They’ll insult, belittle and criticize you (sometimes in a teasing/joking way)

June 2020 Although I’m not the author of these quotes, this describes people I’ve known in my life. This stuff is too good not to post: “When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” “How do you know if someone is a narcissist? Everything will revolve …

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When you find out that celebrity you admire is a jerk

June 2020 Author’s note: I wrote this one back in February 2020, but it sat in the vault until now. During the last federal election in Canada, I found myself engaged in many discussions on line, attempting to debate some pretty hateful Liberals who see anyone who is not a die-hard, drink-the-Kool-Aid supporter of their …

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Abandoned historic U.S. Naval Air Station can be found in Michigan

June 2020 Directly to the south of Detroit, Michigan, is a small general aviation airport that dates back to the early days of naval aviation in the United States. It was here in 1927 that the U.S. Navy Reserve established a training base for naval aviators. Naval Reserve Air Station Grosse Ile was established at …

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