Tommy Lasorda has Passed Away at 93

Long time Los Angeles Dodgers Manager, Tommy Lasorda, has passed away at the age of 93.

Mr. Lasorda was born on September 22nd, 1927 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the second of five sons. Continue reading

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Team Canada at the World Juniors

With the 2021 World Junior Championship completed with Team USA beating Team Canada 2-0, I’d like to look at Team Canada’s performance at the tournament.  With this tournament, the USA has won their 5th Gold Medal, and Canada has one it’s 10th Silver medal and 33 medals overall.

Since the beginning of the tournament in 1977, Team Canada has competed in all 44 tournaments, and has won 33 total medals: 18-19 Gold Medals, 9-10 Silver Medals, and 5 Bronze medals. Continue reading

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2020 in Review: an Annus horribilis

We are now marking the end of 2020 and looking ahead towards 2021.

This year has not been the greatest of years, thanks to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has led to many people being sick, and a large number of people passing away.  For others, it has meant a large number of restrictions on their lives in order to help slow down the spread of the virus.

As such, for many this is a year that is very forgettable. Continue reading

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CLRVs Retired from Active Duty

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Originally posted on Edward Brain's Blog:
Today, December 29th 2019,  the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) officially ran their fleet of Canadian Light Rail Vehicles (CLRV) for the last time over a portion of the 501 Queen line. Between Wolseley…

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Merry Christmas

I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

While this year’s Christmas may be a lot different, I hope that this message finds you safe.

The year is coming to a close and I would also like to thank everyone who has read my Blog this year for all the support as it is very appreciated. Thank you. Continue reading

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Team Canada Named for 2021 World Juniors

Team Canada has announced its’ 25 man roster for the 2021 Wold Junior Championships, to be held in Edmonton starting on Boxing Day.

Team Canada is looking at defending its’ championship, after winning the 2020 World Juniors back in January. Continue reading

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VIRTUAL Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade 2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade, traditionally held on the first Saturday of December, had to be cancelled this year.

However, in honour of the day which the parade was scheduled to be held, I’d like to do this virtual parade based on pictures and videos of the parade that I have taken over the years. Continue reading

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Remembrance Day 2020

Today, November 11th 2020, we mark Remembrance Day in Canada and the sacrifices made by our military during the many conflicts Canada has been involved in.

Canadians have a long tradition of joining its allies in conflicts when required and to successfully fight in many difficult situations in order that we all may enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy today.

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Alex Trebek has Passed Away at 80

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Alex Trebek, the long time host of Jeopardy! has passed away at the age of 80 after a 20 month fight with pancreatic cancer.

Mr. Trebek was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on July 22nd, 1940 and grew up speaking both official languages of Canada – English and French.  He would graduate from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Philosophy.

His first break was with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) filling in for other announcers.

From 1971 to 1972, he hosted the local morning talk show on the CBC Toronto radio station. Continue reading

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Geoffrey Palmer has Passed Away

Famed actor Geoffrey Palmer has passed away at the age of 93.  He was born on June 4th, 1927 in London England.

After completing national service from 1946 to 1948 he would work as an unpaid stage manager prior to turning to acting. Continue reading

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