Eight Anniversary of My Blog

This week, my Blog celebrated its’ eight anniversary of its’ creation.

I want to thank everyone who has visited this blog, and more importantly decided to follow it.  A Big Thank You! Continue reading

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Christopher Plummer Passes Away at 91

Christopher Plummer, by Carl Van Vechten

Renowned Canadian actor Christopher Plummer has passed away at the age of 91.

Mr. Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario on December 13th, 1929, but grew up in Senneville, Quebec.

He was well known as a Shakespearen actor, appearing at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and on Broadway, starring in many of Shakespeare’s plays, including Othello, Macbeth,The Tempest, King Lear, Henry V, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, Henry IV, Part 1, and Much Ado About Nothing. Continue reading

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The Etobicoke Creek in Snow

Towards the end of the snowfall on January 26th, 2021, I decided to go for my daily walk and choose to go up on the trail beside the Etobicoke Creek.

The trail was covered in snow, but easy to walk along.  The temperature wasn’t too bad.

Here are some pictures and video of my walk: Continue reading

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Constitutional Monarchy works in Canada

Queen of United Kingdom (as well as Canada, Au...

Queen Elizabeth II(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the news of the resignation of Julie Payette as Canada’s Governor General there has been talk about the relevance of the position in Canada.

However, I support our Constitutional Monarchy and believe it works quite well.  Here are some reasons why I support Constitutional Monarchy and am loyal to Her Majesty: Continue reading

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Maple Leafs Legend George Armstrong has Passed Away at 90

George Armstong (via Wikipedia)

George Armstrong, the four time Stanley Cup Champion Hall of Famer, and former Toronto Maple Leafs Captain, has passed away at the age of 90.

Mr. Armstrong was a Canadian whose heritage was part Irish and part Ojibway.  He would become one of the first hockey players of Indigenous descent and was nicknamed, the Chief.

Mr. Armstrong started out in hockey playing for the Stratford Kroehlers of the Ontario Hockey Association in 1947.  He was quickly promoted to the Toronto Marlboros the following year, where he would play until the 1950-1951 season when we was transferred to the Leaf’s American Hockey League team, the Pittsburgh Hornets. Continue reading

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Hank Aaron has Passed Away at 86

Hank Aaron, 1974 (copyright: Wikipedia)

Legendary baseball player Hank Aaron has passed away at the age of 86.

Mr. Aaron was a right fielder and played 23 season in the Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1954 to 1976.  He spent the majority of his career with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1954-1974) of the National League, followed by a two year stint with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League from 1975 to 1976.  He also played briefly with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League in 1952.  By the end of his career in the MLB, he was the last active player to have appeared in the Negro Leagues. Continue reading

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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

This gallery contains 21 photos.

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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