Category Archive: Original Writing

Unique monument to soldiers of the Great War in Hamilton’s Memorial Park

November 2020 In Peace Memorial Park on Hamilton Mountain, in southern Ontario, is a large, 40 foot high brick structure, with limestone columns and an arch in the centre. Atop the structure is a carved limestone block that says, “Peace Memorial School.” While this may simply look like an ordinary monument, it’s actually the main …

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The Rupert Octagonal House – One of the oldest homes in Maple has a unique design

November 2020 While most homes throughout the centuries have been box shaped, perhaps with a turret at one or two ends on homes of the wealthy, a design that was popular in the mid to late-19th century was octagonal-shaped homes. The octagonal design was believed to promote good health, as advocated by Orson Squire Fowler, …

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Black Lives Matter, don’t they?!

November 2020 With the recent shooting of a a 12 year-old boy in the Jane-Finch area of Toronto, by two thugs Rashawn Chambers and Jahwayne Smart (allegedly), the silence from the usual voices like Black Lives Matter has been deafening. Doesn’t his young boy’s life matter, or does it only matter if he’s shot and …

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Is Nova Scotia school bowing to the “woke” mob?

November 2020 For the past several years, the “woke” crowd have been calling for the Stalinesque erasure of people from Canada’s past. Our first prime minister and father of confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald, has been a favourite target for his support of Indian Residential Schools. Now Sir John A. Macdonald High School in Upper Tantallon, …

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America has spoken, but the nation is more divided than ever

November 2020 Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris on your electoral success. As a Canadian, I obviously couldn’t legally vote for either of you, although I wouldn’t have even if I could. Some might argue that it doesn’t matter if I’m an American citizen or not, but that’s another story. Your assentation …

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Trudeau is “deeply disappointed”

November 2020 So, Justin Trudeau says he’s “…deeply disappointed…” at Don Valley East Member of Parliament Yasmin Ratansi’s ethical violation, in that she hired her sister to work in her constituency office, and then going to great lengths to conceal the nature of their relationship? Justin is disappointed in her?! Justin?! In a further display …

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The Dyer Monument – A monument to a man’s love for his wife

November 2020 Near the abandoned pioneer hamlet of Williamsport, seven miles north-east of the Town of Huntsville, Ontario, is a 42-foot high granite monument, sitting in a small clearing, on top of a secluded hill at the end of a deteriorating dirt road that is slowly falling to the Big East River a considerable drop …

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Ghosts of Cache Lake – The long-vanished Highland Inn and the Grand Trunk Railway

November 2020 Algonquin Provincial Park in the Nipissing District of Ontario is the oldest provincial park in Canada, having been established in 1893. The almost 3,000 square mile park is one of the best places in Canada for canoeing, with hundreds of navigable lakes and rivers forming a 1,200 mile long interconnected system of canoe routes. …

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Our very own Satan

November 2020 With the surprise announcement that General Motors will be re-opening their assembly plant in Oshawa in 2021, a big round of applause must go to Unifor president Jerry Dias. It appears he pulled off a miracle. When the plant closed in December 2019, it appeared that GM was leaving Oshawa for good, after …

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The Listowel Clock Tower

November 2020 While clock towers are usually architecturally pleasing, whether as stand-alone structures or as an accent to a building, their original purpose was more of a practical one. In a time before watches (pocket or wrist) and wall clocks in homes and work places, clock towers were the most common way to tell time. …

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