Tag Archives: Canada

Today in 1975, a Great Lakes Freighter Sank in Lake Superior

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald The disaster is one of the best-known in the history of Great Lakes shipping. Gordon Lightfoot made it the subject of his 1976 hit song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald“ after reading an article, “The … Continue reading

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A Giant of a Hero for the British Side in 1812

Sir Isaac Brock (October 6, 1769 – October 13, 1812) Standing at 6′ 2″, with a wide girth, Major-General Brock was an easy target for an American sniper that day at the battle of Queenston Heights in 1812. The shot … Continue reading

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COVID-19: It’s Beginning to Feel Like an Experiment

Lab Rat in a Box I’ve mostly stayed out of the conversation, lately, since no one likes to talk about the coronavirus pandemic (irony), now entering into the 2nd wave, according to our Prime Minister. His (nonpolitical) television ‘lecture’ last … Continue reading

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Canada’s 17th Prime Minister Held That Office for 79 Days

John Turner (June 7, 1929 – September 19, 2020) His is the story that didn’t turn out the way we all expected it to. His tenure as Prime Minister lasted from June 30, 1984 until September 17, 1984. Then he … Continue reading

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Tranquil Morning on a River in Canada

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We Need to CERB the Fraud

Canada Emergency Response Benefit It seemed like a good idea at the time… With everyone being asked to stay at home and shelter in place, being given $2,000 a month to keep the money flowing was a ‘God-send’. As a … Continue reading

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A Pair of Blue Jays in a Cedar Tree

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Canada’s “New” National Anthem

We’re All in This Together (2013) As this is one of my favourite refrains, I was surprised to find that there exists a song with these words in its title. Now, because of the pandemic lockdown, it has come into … Continue reading

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Is it a Towering Inferno?

We watch CTV News Barrie everyday at 6:00 pm. It’s our first view of the news each evening and provides us with an overview of the events in our area of Ontario, Simcoe and Muskoka. It’s also part of the … Continue reading

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