Twenty years ago, almost to the day, I was the chair of a fundraiser for what was known as Collingwood Community Hospice. We were a dynamic little group of volunteers who were able to bring support to individuals and families coping with life threatening illness as well as bereavement follow up.
This weekend marks another special occasion for most Canadians.
William Nassau Kennedy started his career as a house painter, but ended up having a significant impact both on Canada’s militia and Canada’s prairie provinces.
Ever since we owned our first home, I have attempted to have a garden that included a vegetable patch.
Upper Canada, Canada West and Ontario — different names for the same place. It was built by a wide range of characters: surveyors, soldiers, politicians, miners, entrepreneurs, scrappers and showmen.
My apologies! We were away on holidays for a couple of weeks and returned to the realization that I immediately had a date with Wonder Woman, Ironman and Spiderman in Buffalo.
We were sitting around chatting with some neighbours when the topic of new cars came up. A few had purchased new vehicles over the past year. The cars were different manufacturers but what they had in common was the myriad of gadgets now included in vehicles.
Sir John A. Macdonald was not only the country’s first prime minister; he was also the last premier of Canada West, what Ontario was called before Confederation.