Author Archives: Edward Brain

About Edward Brain

I am a long time condo activist and have a background in Business Administration.

The Thomas Rennie in Operation

Here are some pictures and video of the Toronto Ferry Services’ Thomas Rennie in operation on July 2nd, 2020. The Thomas Rennie was built in 1951, and is named after a former Toronto Harbour Commissioner.  It is the newest ferry … Continue reading

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Happy Dominion Day 2020!!!!

Happy Dominion Day to everyone in Canada! July 1st, 2020 marks the 153rd birthday for the Dominion of Canada since Confederation on July 1st, 1867. Confederation was created thanks to the hard work of many people, and helped to create … Continue reading

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‘The Undertaker’ Retires

Wrestler ‘The Undertaker’ (real name Mark Calaway) has announced his retirement after almost 30 years with the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/WWE.)  The announcement was made during the latest episode of Undertaker: The Last Ride documentary series on June 21st, 2020.

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Dame Vera Lynn has Passed Away

Famed British singer Dame Vera Lynn, who helped to keep up the morale of the Allies during the Second World War has passed away at the age of 103.

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Spring 2020

So far, the spring of 2020 has required a lot of sacrifices by all of us.  Getting out to get pictures has been difficult for the most of the spring, but as our restrictions have slowly decreased, I have managed … Continue reading

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76th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

Today, June 6th 2020, marks the 76th Anniversary of Canada‘s involvement in the D-Day landings in Normandy France. On June 6th 1944, members of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, with the help of the … Continue reading

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Happy Victoria Day 2020

Today, May 18th 2020, is Victoria Day in Canada. I want to wish every Canadian a very happy and safe Victoria Day. Today marks the celebration of the birthday of Canada’s first monarch, Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 to … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary of V-E Day

Today, May 8th 2020, marks the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) and the end of World War II in Europe. 1.1 million Canadians would serve during the war, and saw action in every theatre, but most … Continue reading

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Happy 65th Birthday to The Canadian

Today, April 24th 2020, VIA Rail’s flagship train, The Canadian, turns 65 years old. On April 24th, 1955 the Canadian Pacific Railway began running The Canadian on a daily schedule between Toronto/Montreal and Vancouver.  The train ran from Vancouver, British … Continue reading

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Actress Shirley Douglas has passed away at 86

Famed Canadian actress Shirley Douglas has passed away at the age of 86. Ms. Douglas is best remembered for her role as matriarch May Bailey in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) series Wind at My Back.  She also appeared as … Continue reading

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