Category Archive: Newspaper Articles

Screaming Tunnel – One of the lesser known Niagara-area attractions

March 2019 Running underneath the Canadian National Railway line near the intersection of the Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway 405 outside of Niagara Falls, Ontario, is one of the lesser known and more unusual tourist attractions in the area. Known locally as “The Screaming Tunnel,” this 125 foot long, 16 foot high arched limestone tunnel …

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City park has a morbid past

March 2019 The park known as McBurney Park in Kingston, Ontario, a park known locally as Skeleton Park, is one park with a rather morbid history. From 1819 until 1864, it was the Upper Burial Ground, the final resting place for many early settlers in the Kingston area of Upper Canada. Closed to new burials …

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Fake news strikes again?

Toronto Sun 30 March 2019 On 26 March 2019, Cook County prosecutors on Tuesday dropped all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime back in January. The public should be told the exact reason why the charges were dropped. If …

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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

Alliston Herald, 23 March 2019 Springwater News, 4 April 2019 Canadian Military Family Magazine, 9 April 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 …

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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. Back then, the work and personal lives of many Irish immigrants, and of other nationalities, were controlled …

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