Category Archive: Newspaper Articles

Lost neighbourhoods 2 – Concrete City

May 2019 When an entire community is abandoned, it’s usually due to things like the exhaustion of the natural resources that sustained it, a natural disaster, or man-made disaster like a mine fire or toxic contamination. There are literally thousands of “Ghost Towns” across the country. Concrete City was a company town, built by the …

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The impermanence of man-made structures – The shattered remains of the Kinzua Bridge

May 2019 The Kinzua Bridge was a railroad trestle near Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania that collapsed during a tornado in 2003.  The 301 foot high, 2052 foot long trestle spanning over the Kinzua Valley, was built in 1900 for the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railway; a steel bridge that replaced the original wrought iron …

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Rock & Roll’s broken heart – The rise and tragic end of Alan Freed

May 2019 Elvis Presley may be the King of Rock & Roll, but there would be no Rock & Roll if it wasn’t for Alan Freed. Alan Freed was the Rock & Roll Disc Jockey and media personality who coined the term in 1951 to describe the uptempo rhythm and blues sound playing on radios …

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The strange saga of Scary Lucy

May 2019 In the Village of Celoron, outside Jamestown, New York, the birthplace of iconic comedienne Lucile Ball, there is a small park along the shore of Lake Chautauqua dedicated to her memory.  In 2009, a bronze statue of Ball was installed near the entrance to Lucile Ball Memorial Park, one that would elevate the …

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University of Pittsburg Bradford Campus has an aviation past

May 2019 The Bradford Campus of the University of Pittsburg in Bradford, Pennsylvania, has an aviation background that many may not realize.  The campus was once the site of the Bradford Airport, established on the family farm of William Emery in 1927.  Emery’s son Harri was an avid pilot in the early days of aviation …

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Like it or not, cuts have to be made

Ford government just cleaning up Liberals’ mess Toronto Sun 5 May 2019 The recent protests at Queen’s Park by teachers and health care workers highlights just how noisy the next three years is going to be for the Ford government. I think most people understand the concept of limited resources when it relates to our …

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A boost for affordable housing

May 2019 Driving along the provincial highways and roads that were once designated as provincial highways, drivers will occasionally still see a roadside motel, a remnant of the many other motels since demolished that used to temporarily house weary travelers. The coming of the 400-series freeways across the province led to the end for many …

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Beer Store wars

April 2019 Re: “LILLEY: Ford’s beer battle could be lost due to Wynne” (Toronto Sun, 19 April 2019): Serious question here: When have people and private businesses not liked getting government contracts?  This is a question that needs to be asked in light of the Ford government’s plan to get beer into corner stores, one …

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By Justin Trudeau’s own standards, he’s racist and anti-immigrant

April 2019 How’s that for a headline? Do I actually think Trudeau is a racist and anti-immigrant?  No; but he is a stunning hypocrite! Trudeau and company have spent the last 2 years denying there was a problem with “irregular” (translation:  illegal) immigration and screaming “racist” and “anti-immigrant” at anyone on the political right who stated …

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Monument pays tribute to Canadian Vietnam Veterans

April 2019 In Assumption Park in Windsor, Ontario, along the shores of the Detroit River, is a monument to the 147 Canadians who died fighting with American Armed Forces in the Vietnam War, along with 7 listed as POW/MIA. A similar monument was erected in Melocheville, Quebec, in October 1989 by the  Association Québécoise des …

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