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As Missionary to the Huron, He was Killed by the Iroquois

Jean de Brébeuf (March 25, 1593 – March 16, 1649) I do not wish to speak ill of the dead, but it seems to me that this Jesuit priest tried and failed to bring peace to the Huron and the … Continue reading

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The Huron Didn’t “Eat Him”: They Beat Him in a One-Sided Melee

The Murder of Étienne Brûlé (June 30, 1633) When someone is knocked off his high horse, we say he has been brought down a peg or two. The Huron Bear tribe were not cannibals. So the inference that they ate … Continue reading

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One More Step in a Pilgrim’s Progress

I’m Scheduled to Get My COVID-19 Vaccination Next Month It took about an hour of on-line and telephone frustration. I was on hold on two different phones at the same time as my on-line application stalled at the booking date(s). … Continue reading

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Two Photos: Thirty Years Apart

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The Genius Behind (Neon) Rose, Toronto and ‘that’ Heart Song

Brian Allen It’s something special to see someone you know succeed in showbusiness. Brian Allen wouldn’t remember me: I was just another student on the school bus to Barrie from Camp Borden and Angus in the middle years of the … Continue reading

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What Exactly is This Dream Image Trying to Tell Me?

This is not a recent picture, so don’t take it literally. But during the last part of my dreams this morning, I got a similar image. On Friday morning @ 12.01 am, most of Ontario will go into Phase III … Continue reading

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Ontario: Giving our Trillium a Makeover

New Look for an Old Symbol When Doug Ford became Premier of Ontario he promised to update the look of the province, mainly to get rid of outmoded Liberal influences. One of the most radical changes involved a new look … 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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Scheering the Sheep

Speaking with Forked Tongues It might seem strange to suggest that soon-to-be-banned single use plastic forks at a Liberal meeting makes Trudeau a hypocrite. But that’s what the Conservatives are trying to do. In the first place, this isn’t an … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere…

Bracebridge Declares a State of Emergency This spring, the water levels of Muskoka, the Ottawa River and New Brunswick’s Saint John River have exceeded all previous records. Sand bags have been used as dams and water barriers, with the Canadian … Continue reading

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