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2017: In Review

It’s December 31st, 2017.  I’d like to thank everyone who has visited my site this year. Let’s look at some of  the highlights of the year:

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Merry Christmas

I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope you get to spend time with your family and friends. May all the blessings of Christmas be found for you and your family. 

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Halifax Explosion 100 Years Later

Today, December 6th 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst man made disaster.  On this date in 1917, the SS Mont-Blanc collided with the SS Imo in the harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The SS Mont-Blanc was loaded with … Continue reading

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Etobicoke Celebrates 27th Annual Santa Claus Parade

The south Etobicoke communities of Long Branch and New Toronto celebrated their 27th annual Santa Claus parade. The parade takes place along Lake Shore Blvd. W., starting at 10 a.m. at Dwight Ave. in New Toronto.  The parade heads west … Continue reading

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2017 Warriors’ Day at the CNE

Today, August 19th 2017, the Canadian National Exhibition (C.N.E.) celebrated the 96th Warriors’ Day Parade. The Parade started at 10:30 a.m. at the Princes’ Gate, at the east end of the CNE grounds, and continued past the Direct Energy Centre, … Continue reading

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Happy Simcoe Day 2017

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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Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!!! Today, July 1st 2017 marks the 150th 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 the Canada … Continue reading

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73rd Anniversary of D-Day Landings

Today, June 6th 2017, marks the 73rd 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 50th Birthday, GO Transit

Today , May 23rd 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of GO Transit commencing operation.  On May 23rd 1967, GO Transit started commuter operation in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with service from Hamilton in the west to Pickering in the … Continue reading

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Happy Victoria Day

Today, May 22nd 2017, 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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