Category Archive: Newspaper Articles

Environmental disaster – The continuing legacy of Love Canal

March 2019 Once envisioned as the model of what a planned community could be, the name Love Canal has become synonyms with environmental disaster.  Although the community, to be called Model City by its founder William T. Love, never came to fruition under his guidance or as he envisioned, what did emerge was a residential …

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Annual Base Borden ceremony remembers lives lost in long-ago munitions explosion

21 March 2019 At 1pm on Wednesday, March 20, a small contingent from the Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot at Base Borden gathered at the cenotaph in the Village of Angus, just north of the base. Lead by Depot Commanding Officer Major Melissa Manley, they were there to honour the six civilians and one airman who …

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Pot, Kettle is on line 2 for you

Toronto Sun 6 March 2019 Re:   “Huawei CFO suing Canada” ( Associated Press, 4 March 2019):  When reading this article, I actually had to look at the top of the page to make sure that someone didn’t slip in a page from The Onion into my Toronto Sun because I figured this had to be a …

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Cloudy skies for our “Sunny Ways” Prime Minister

February 2019 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have a little trouble sleeping tonight, knowing the brewing political storm that is blowing his way. In the wake of the demotion of Jody Wilson-Raybould from Justice Minister and Attorney General to Veterans Affairs Minister, allegations surfaced that Trudeau pressured Wilson-Raybould to help Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin …

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People Helping People – The legacy of Nils Johanson

January 2019 On 11 January 2019, Canada lost a veteran broadcaster and addictions counselor who went beyond what anyone would expect. He truly cared helping addicts find their way to recovery and preventing them from going down the path to destruction that should have killed him years before heart troubles and ultimately pneumonia finally took …

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No suspension in thrills – the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge

December 2018 The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is a unique tourist attraction, located in Ferris Provincial Park in Campbellford, Ontario.  The 300 foot long bridge, built in 2004, takes visitors on a picturesque trip 30 feet over the Ranney Gorge, just south of Ranney Falls. Built with assistance of a construction engineering detachment from RCAF …

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Heroes and villains in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region – Small park pays tribute to the Molly Maguires

December 2018 The Molly Maguires were an Irish Catholic clandestine society active during the 1800s in Ireland, Liverpool and in the eastern United States, who engaged in often violent activism among the Irish communities in Pennsylvania’s anthracite region. After several murders and violent conflicts, twenty suspected members of The Mollies were convicted of murder and …

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Abandoned ship now a local landmark

December 2018 Drivers traveling along the Queen Elizabeth Way know very well the abandoned ship that sits in a small cove in Jordan Station. Officially named “La Grande Hermine” (The Big Weasel), the ship is a replica of the largest of the three ships that French Explorer Jacques Cartier sailed up the St. Lawrence River. …

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St. Michael’s College embroiled in sex assault scandal

November 2018 So St. Mike’s, how’s your reputation now?  If you were worried about protecting the reputation of your school, you’ve cratered it now. By not reporting a violent sexual assault on a male student by his fellow students, an apparent hazing, until the police literally came to you to after the media approached them …

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The crumbling remains of America’s Jewish vacationland – The rise and fall of the Borscht Belt

November 2018 The Borscht Belt was the colloquial name of the Catskills area of eastern New York State that was once populated with resorts and bungalow communities for Jewish clients from New York City. In an era when Jewish people still faced discrimination elsewhere, Borscht Belt resorts were popular for family vacations before cheap airfare allowed …

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