Category Archive: Original Writing

Remember, the blame starts at the top

April 2021 As Ontario endures yet another emergency stay-at-home order, now with even tighter restrictions than before, let’s all remember where most of the blame should be laid: right at the feet of Justin Trudeau and his admiration for China’s Communist dictatorship. Justin Trudeau’s government recklessly threw our vaccine hopes behind a collaboration with the …

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There by the grace of God go I – York Regional officer sent to jail for fatal collision

April 2021 “There by the grace of God go I.” That’s one thought that entered my mind when I first heard of the death of Natasha “Carla” Abogado, after being hit by a speeding undercover police truck, driven by York Regional Police Detective-Constable Remo Romano, back in February 2014. As a retired police officer, I …

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Wreckage of doomed Cessna 205 can be found along the walking trails of Silent Valley Nature Reserve

April 2021 The Silent Valley Nature Reserve, south of Meaford, Ontario, is full of geological and historical treasures, like many parts of the Bruce Trail, which is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. It also contains a unique monument to an aviation tragedy. The land that makes up Silent Valley was originally …

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Pioneer cemetery is the final resting place of some of Grey County’s earliest black settlers

April 2021 The Old Durham Road Pioneer Cemetery, in Artemesia Township, is the final resting place for some of the first black families to settle in this farming community, around 100 miles north-west of Toronto, Ontario. Located south-east of the village of Priceville, the cemetery is surrounded by rolling fields that have changed little over …

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Dishonour, disgrace, and mixed-up priorities

April 2021 Let’s recap: Retired Chief of the Defence Staff John Vance is under investigation for sexual misconduct. His successor, Admiral Art McDonald is also under investigation for sexual misconduct. Now Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the Commander of Military Personnel Command, is the latest senior officer to be under investigation for sexual misconduct, dating back to …

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The end of the line for the much-maligned Scarborough Rapid Transit?

April 2021 The Scarborough RT (Rapid Transit) Line is one of the light-rail transit (LRT) lines used by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in Toronto, Ontario, for urban public transit.  The light rail lines also include the original subway section and the newer streetcar LRT sections. Opened in March 1985, the Scarborough RT line is …

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Secord Pet Cemetery – The final resting place of our beloved pets

April 2021 While pet cemeteries are no where near as common as cemeteries for humans, they do exist. The first one in Canada was opened in King Township, north of Toronto, Ontario. While it had its last burial around 1975, and has been largely abandoned for over four decades, it’s now owned by the Town …

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Toronto’s other castle – The Glengrove Hydro Substation

April 2021 When someone mentions Toronto’s castle, most thing of the historic Casa Loma, a large château that was once the majestic home of Major-General Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, CVO, a Canadian financier and soldier; once the biggest private residence ever constructed in Canada. Some long-time residents of Toronto will remember the Glengrove Substation, also …

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Why do we settle for failure?

March 2021 Can someone please explain to me why we keep accepting failure?  Prime Minister Trudeau has been an unmitigated disaster in dealing with everything related to the Chinese Communist Party Virus; from telling us closing the borders was racist, to telling us that wearing masks was unnecessary, to completely botching the vaccine procurement. For …

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The enduring legacy of Ontario’s Green Energy Act

March 2021 Ever since the McGuinty/Wynne Liberal governments foisted their failed Green Energy Act on us, Ontario have been saddled with shockingly high hydro rates. This has hit the average person very hard and had a detrimental effect on businesses, particularly the manufacturing industry, resulting in some leaving Ontario for jurisdictions with lower hydro rates. …

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