Category Archive: Original Writing

The Screaming Heads – A unique art exhibit in the Almaguin Highlands

December 2019 Artists are always looking for unique way to display their art and Almaguin Highlands artist Peter Camani seems to have found a very unique way to display his sculpture work titled, “The Screaming Heads.” Camani, a retired art teacher who has art works hanging in The Vatican and Buckingham Palace, used his property …

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Peggy’s Cove lighthouse – An iconic Canadian landmark

December 2019 A must-see tourist attraction for visitors to the Canadian province of Nova Scotia is the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. Also known by its official name, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, this iconic and still active lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, marks the eastern entrance to St. Margarets Bay, the still active lighthouse has become one …

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Lasalle Park Pavillion – An iconic fixture in Aldershot

December 2019 The LaSalle Park Pavilion has been a fixture in the park in the Aldershot area of Burlington, Ontario, for 102 years. The park, originally called Wabasso Park, was re-named in 1923 in honour of RenĂ©-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, the 17th century French explorer who is said to have come ashore in …

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Historic Toronto house has a connection to the Avro Arrow

December 2019 Toronto, Ontario, is a city with many heritage buildings and most have unique stories to tell. Briarcrest Manor is just one of those heritage buildings, built in 1935 in what was then Etobicoke Township. Designed in the style of an English country manor by architect Frank Ridley, with elements of the Tudor style, …

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Borden’s past brought back to life with restored training trenches

December 2019 When the Canadian Army established Camp Borden, north of Toronto, in 1916, it was to train recruits for the battlefields of Europe. Approximately 350, 000 soldiers trained at the camp built among the sand dunes in Simcoe County. As trench warfare was how much of the war was being fought at that point, …

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Citadel Clock Tower – One of the most recognizable landmarks in eastern Canada

December 2019 Atop Citadel Hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia, sits the Halifax Citadel, a star-shaped fort built in 1749 for defence of Halifax and the harbour. Manned by a garrison of British soldiers and after Confederation, Canadian soldiers, it remained an active military installation until 1906, when it became a tourist attraction. Located a short …

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Mather Arch – A monument to the friendship of two nations

November 2019 The Mather Arch is the centrepiece of Mather Arch Park in Fort Erie, Ontario. Built by the Niagara Parks Commission in 1939 the arch, with its beautiful manicured gardens, is dedicated to Alonzo C. Mather, the architect of the nearby International Peace Bridge. The towering limestone arch was built on seventy-five acres of …

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Size doesn’t matter when it comes to worshiping

November 2019 Ontario is home to some of the smallest jails in North America, although none of them are active jails anymore. Not to be outdone, Ontario also has two tiny chapels, one of which holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the smallest chapel in the world. The Living Water Wayside Chapel …

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Newmarket Radial Railway arch – An odd structure in the middle of Newmarket

November 2019 In the middle of Newmarket, Ontario, sits an odd looking arch structure crossing over the Holland River. This structure was once a part of early public transportation system in the Greater Toronto Area. Built in 1909 by the Toronto and York Radial Railway (T&YRR) Company, this reinforced concrete arch was built as a …

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Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes

November 2019 In a case of be careful of what you wish for, Quebec Premier Francois Legault is sounding the alarm that his province will run out of propane within 4 days due to the strike by 3200 Canadian National Railway conductors, train and yard workers. Quebec imports 85 percent of its propane reserves by …

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