The 116th World Series is set to start tonight, October 20th, 2020 between American League Pennant winners, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the National League Pennant winners, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be the first ever World Series to use a neutral site – Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, and only the second time that all games will be played in one stadium. Continue reading
As this is the second Monday in October, I would like to wish everyone in Canada a Happy Thanksgiving.
This may be a very different type of Thanksgiving this year, I do think we need something nice to celebrate.
Thanksgiving traditionally marks the end of the harvest season in Canada and has been celebrated in Canada since 1879 and the date varied each year until 1957.
Let’s discuss the history of Thanksgiving in Canada:
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Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner has passed away at the age of 91.
Mr. Turner was born in in London, England on June 7th, 1929. His family would move to Canada in 1932 after the death of his father. His mother was Canadian, settling first in British Columbia, and then in Ottawa. Continue reading
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court has passed away at the age of 87.
Justice Ginsburg was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death and was known for furthering women’s rights both prior to, and since, her appointment to the Supreme Court. Continue reading
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In the middle of September 2015, I travelled to Queens Quay West in downtown Toronto in order to get some pictures of the TTC’s new Flexity Outlook streetcars.
While there, I caught some pictures of CLRV action on the 510 Spadina line.
Here are some of those pictures from five years ago: Continue reading
The Adamson Estate is located in south Mississauga.
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Today, Saturday August 22nd 2020, would have been Warriors’ Day at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) if the CNE had not been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As such, I am sharing a few pictures and videos of past Warriors’ Day Parades at the CNE as a way of honouring our military. A big THANK YOU to all our veterans for your service and sacrifice!
First, a few pictures: Continue reading
Sir John Graves Simcoe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As today is Sir John Graves Simcoe Day in Ontario, I would like to discuss the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 to 1796. Of course Upper Canada would later become the Province of Ontario.
Born in Cotterstock, England in 1752, Simcoe would be educated at Eton and spent one year at Oxford. He joined the 35th Regiment of Foot, as an ensign, in 1770. He purchased a captaincy in the 40th Regiment of Foot and was injured in battle during the American Revolution. He was responsible for a successful battle in the battle of Crooked Billet.
He became Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada in 1791 when the British Government created the Province of Upper Canada out of land around the Great Lakes that stayed part of the British Empire after the American Revolution. Simcoe would see to the building of two major roads: Yonge Street (named after Sir George Yonge then the Minister of War), and Dundas Street (named after Henry Dundas, later the 1st Viscount Melville.) Originally built for defensive purposes, later both streets served to help settlement Upper Canada, and as trading routes. Continue reading
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Longtime television personality Regis Philbin has passed away at the age of 88 from natural causes.
Mr. Philbin was well known as the host of the talk show Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, later known Regis and Kelly. The show starred in 1988, with Kathy Lee departing the show in 2000 and Kelly Ripa joining in 2001. Regis would stay on the show until his retirement in 2011, departing after the November 13th, 2011 episode. Continue reading
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