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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has Passed Away

Buckingham Palace has announced the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, and 14 other realms. Her Majestyy passed away at 96 at Balmoral Castle, her home in Scotland. Her Majesty reigned for over 70 after ascending … 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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Vince McMahon retires from WWE

Long time owner, Chairman, and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Vince McMahon has announced his retirement. Mr. McMahon, the son of Vincent J. McMahon, purchased the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) from his father in 1984. The company would … Continue reading

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Happy 155th Birthday Canada!!!!

Today marks the 155th 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 we know today.

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VIA Historical Association Cars on Display

On June 15th and 16th, 2022, the VIA Historical Association (VHA) had two of its’ cars on display the at TRACCS Rail Event at the Toronto Maintenance Centre. The VHA is a not-for-profit organization aimed at preserving equipment operated by … Continue reading

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Doors Open Toronto

Today I dropped by a couple of locations as part of Doors Open Toronto 2022. My first stop was at the Toronto Railway Historical Association (TRHA) at the John St. Roundhouse, which is located near the CN Tower and the … Continue reading

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Some Spring Related Pictures

Spring is in full bloom. Following are some pictures I have taken this spring. I hope you enjoy!

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VIA Rail’s The Canadian Departure – May 4th 2022

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, VIA Rail’s flagship train, The Canadian, is now back to two days per week. The first first day of the resumption of the second departure of the westbound version … Continue reading

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