Category Archives: geography

Sesquicentennial

For those who don’t know, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. I remember the Centennial anniversary: when Canada turned 100 in 1967. Well, I was all of three and a half years old, but I vaguely … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day 2016

On Remembrance Day in Canada (called Veteran’s Day in the States) I am often reflective (as I was in a post 5 years ago). I remember in Junior High (I think it was in English class, Grade 8), I had … Continue reading

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Pow Wow 2016

Yesterday Tim and I attended our first event sponsored by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT). It was quite interesting; we stayed to see a significant amount of the dancing and the discussions. Although I know that I felt … Continue reading

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Woodpecker

I already posted about our bird watching antics (back on January 2nd); this is one of the recent visitors to our feeders, who appears to be a Hairy Woodpecker. (Perhaps we’ll call him Harry; he has bee several times to … Continue reading

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Pot luck

This time of year is generally cold and somewhat torturous in Toronto: this year made even worse by world events in the U.S. and in France/Europe. So we tend to compensate at work for the coldness by having the occasional … Continue reading

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Bird Watching

I am not much of a classic bird-watcher; my dad was a bit more of the note-taking, binoculars kind of explorer. I do like to see new visitors to our area; we have a number of bird feeders and have … Continue reading

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PrideHouse TO

On November 28th I attended the launch of the “PrideHouse TO 2015”, preparing for the 2015 Pan/Para-Pan Am Games here in Toronto (The Star, 2014). Pavilions have been a tradition in multi-sport games for many years: they are places were … Continue reading

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