Monthly Archives: August 2022

Review: The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel

I have finished ready a new biography about former German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, entitled The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel by Kati Marton. The book, newly released following Ms. Merkel’s retirement as Chancellor after 16 years in power, is an … Continue reading

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Warriors Day at the CNE

2022 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Warriors’ Day Parade at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE.) This year’s Warriors’ Day Parade was the first to take place since the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the CNE the last two years and was … Continue reading

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Team Canada at the XXII Commonwealth Games

Team Canada has completed its competition in the XXII (22nd) Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England. Canada placed third overall with 92 total medals: 26 Gold, 32 Silver, and 34 Bronze. A total of 269 athletes represented Canada in 17 … Continue reading

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Happy Simcoe Day 2022

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, … Continue reading

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