Category Archive: Original Writing

Historic CP Railway station a remains a part of North Bay’s railway heritage

The former Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) station, near the waterfront in North Bay, Ontario, dates back to the golden era of the railways in Canada; a time when railway stations were grand, with architecturally stunning designs. Built in 1903, in the Richardson Romanesque style, the two-storey building was the third station built on the site. …

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OPP dedicates monument to officers lost to suicide

On 15 October 2021, the Ontario Provincial Police dedicated a monument outside their headquarters in Orillia, dedicated to officers who lost their lives to job-related suicide, “…whose deaths were related to the line of duty, rather than (in) the line of duty.” The outdoor monument consists of a memorial gazebo, with a round metal sculpture …

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Bomb Girls – Mural celebrates the legacy of Scarborough’s long-vanished GECO Munitions Plant

October 2021 In September 1941, a 225 acre property in what was then called Scarborough Township, became the home to Allied War Supplies Corporation’s Project No. 24, a munitions plant operated by the General Electric Company of Canada. Known locally as GECO, the complex consisted of 172 buildings on both sides of Warden Avenue, south …

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The real and devastating consequences of the green obsession

October 2021 The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that we must stop the exploration and development of new oil and gas fields this year. Further, there can be no new coal-fired power stations constructed anywhere in the world, even using clean-coal technology. Otherwise, we aren’t going to meet the net zero emissions target by 2050. …

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Memories of the Banff National Army Cadet Camp

October 2021 For thousands of teens who were members of the Canadian Army Cadet Corps in the later half of the 20th Century, the Banff National Army Cadet Camp brings back fond memories of a summer of challenges, accomplishments and friendships. While there were other army cadet summer camps across the county, the Banff National …

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Half-Masting the Canadian flag for our Indigenous people is now meaningless

Published in the Toronto Sun, 9 October 2021 Well it’s official. Our virtue-signalling Prime Minister has now turned the honour of half-masting our national flag into a meaningless gesture. It was proper to lower the flag to honour the Indigenous children found buried in unmarked graves at the former Indian Residential School in Kamloops, British …

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The roar of the engines at Shanty Bay Go-Karts are just a memory now

October 2021 Shanty Bay Go-Karts has been a popular summer tourist attraction for decades. Located on southbound side of Highway 11 in Oro-Medonte Township, just north of Barrie, Ontario, the one kilometre-long track provided hours of entertainment for thousands of go-kart racers, in both single and double rider karts. When done racing, visitors could take …

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Surf’s up! – Justin ditches ceremonies for the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

October 2021 So Justin “Surfin’ Safari” Trudeau decided it to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by taking his family on another one of Justin & Sophie’s Excellent Adventures, to Canada’s surfing capital in Tofino, B.C. Justin, there is no other way to say this, but what the f–k is wrong with …

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Forgotten OPP detachment in Woodstock

September 2021 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), formed on 13 October 1909, are one of North America’s largest deployed police services. The service has around 5,500 uniformed officers and 2,500 civilians, deployed to 165 detachments (stations), five regional headquarters, one divisional headquarters and one General Headquarters. Their primary mandate is to patrol provincial highways, waterways, …

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Port Burwell Lighthouse – The oldest wooden Canadian lighthouse on the Great Lakes

September 2021 The Great Lakes are a major shipping route in North America, and as such, thousands of lighthouses were required to provide navigational aids to mariners. The Lake Erie Village of Port Burwell, known as the “Jewel of Erie’s North Shore,” is the home to the oldest wooden Canadian lighthouse on the Great Lakes, …

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