Category Archive: Things From My Travels

The Sun Flowers always shine at Laura’s Farm Stand

September 2023 If you want to take a summer day to walk along a 1 kilometre-long sunflower trail, or pick your own wild flower bouquet, then Laura’s Farm Stand is worth the visit. Located on Highway 27 in Essa Township, south of Barrie, Ontario, farmer Laura Currie and her husband welcome visitors to their farm …

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Ancaster Pet Cemetery – A final resting place for our cherished furry friends

September 2023 They are with us for such a short time, but for many of us, the memory of them stays with us for as long as we live. For almost 50 years, the Ancaster Pet Cemetery has been the final resting place for the beloved furry friends of Hamilton-area residents. Established by Hamilton veterinarian …

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When politics and ideology clash, only one can win

September 2023 In a column published recently in the Toronto Sun, columnist Lorne Gunter notes, in reference to comments by federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, “Guilbeault criticized Atlantic Canadian regulators and refiners for passing on the cost of recent federal carbon and clean fuel tax increases – nearly 20% in the four eastern provinces – …

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Historic Wartman House an example of an early Loyalist farmstead in Ontario

September 2023 On a small wooded property, sloping down to the shore of Lake Ontario, in Patterson Park in the west end of Kingston, sits an unassuming limestone house, boarded up but seemingly maintained to a certain degree. The house, known as the Peter Wartman House, is an example of an early Loyalist farmstead in …

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The Forgotten War memorialized in Brampton

September 2023 It’s been called the Forgotten War. For many years, Korean War veterans were denied entry to the Royal Canadian Legion branches across Canada. While veterans received a the United Nations Medal for Korea and the Korea Medal, neither were Canadian medals. It wasn’t until 1991 that the Canadian government officially issued its own …

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Historic Babcock Mill – An important part of Loyalist Township’s rich history

August 2023 All across the county, in small towns and the corners of bigger ones, many former mills still stand, and many of them have been restored and re-purposed into new commercial and residential buildings. The early settlers of North America built mills in their towns, usually beside rivers that would provide power by use …

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Old Fort Henry – The Citadel of Upper Canada now a popular tourist attraction

August 2023 Fort Henry National Historic Site, located in Kingston, Ontario, is a historic fort that once played a big role in the defence of British North America, one of many that can still be found on the shore of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The original Fort Henry, named after Henry Hamilton, …

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Borscht Belt Historical Marker Project formally commemorates the Borscht Belt’s vibrant history

August 2023 An enthusiastic crowd gathered in a parkette across from the Post Office in the Hamlet of Mountain Dale, New York, on 13 August, for the dedication of a historical marker commemorating the Borscht Belt. This was the second of several historical marker dedications scheduled to take place this year and in 2024, in …

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There never was an Arrow – Canada’s legendary jet fighter lives on at Edenvale Aerodrome

Published in Springwater News, 21 August 2023 “As a fighting instrument of war, which must include an aircraft, an engine and a sophisticated fire-control system, then of course there never was an Arrow.” – David Golden, LLB, LLD (Honours), OC, former Deputy Minister of Defense Production, Deputy Minister of Industry and the first president of …

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The end of the road for Kingston Family FunWorld

August 2023 What started as a rural drive-in theatre in 1966, north of Kingston on McAdoo’s Lane, would later be transformed into a small outdoor entertainment centre in the mid 1990s. Now, it’s all gone, with the property awaiting re-development. The Drive-In opened in 1966, as The 66, with the Mustang Drive-In chain buying the …

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