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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Journeys Into FWTW (Fries with the Works)

FWTW (Fries with the Works)

There’s a regional specialty in P.E.I. that, while not quite making French Fries healthy, does add a healthy eating aspect to them. In O’Leary, population of 692 (1996) located in Prince County, calls itself “Hockeytown PEI”. It is in potato growing country. Potatoes are important to the place. It is home of a Potato Museum,  whose Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 26, 20166:50 pm
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Journeys Into The Scariest Places Canada (at least in name)

The Scariest Places Canada (at least in name)

I assume that folks are as friendly in and around these places as anywhere else, but if one were to judge a place by its name some might shudder. With Halloween almost here, we stopped to look at a map & on the internet of Canada in search of some of the scarier names of Read Article

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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Journeys Into The Persian:  Uniquely Thunder Bay

The Persian: Uniquely Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay,  the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario, is often referred to as the “Lakehead”, or “Canadian Lakehead”, because of its location at the end of Great Lakes navigation on the Canadian side of the border. European settlement in the region began in the late 17th century with a French fur trading outpost on the banks of Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 22, 20165:29 pm
Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into Insurance Company Home Office Turned Museum Chronicles Local Heritage

Insurance Company Home Office Turned Museum Chronicles Local Heritage

The Town of Wawanesa, Manitoba has a fascinating and important history. Beginning in the early 1880s, when the first settlers began trickling in, leading to incorporation as a village in 1909, and up to the present, they have developed a history that has displayed an industrious, productive and vibrant community. For example, the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. is a Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 21, 201610:19 pm
Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into A Shrine to the Most Canadian of Donuts

A Shrine to the Most Canadian of Donuts

I’m trying not to be much of a junk food person, with varying success depending on when you ask. But I am still a junkie for the history of junk food places and their role in creating popular culture. In the states the first McDonald’s is considered a landmark. So too is the first place Read Article

Posted by: Admin 9:02 pm
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Journeys Into Home of the “World’s Biggest Piggy Bank” Which Really Isn’t

Home of the “World’s Biggest Piggy Bank” Which Really Isn’t

We first read of “The Wolrd’s Biggest Piggy Bank” in Peter Unwin’s wonderful Hard Surface: In Search of the Canadian Road (2009, Key Porter). We were prompted to write this post because we wondered just why would one want to create a roadside attraction establishing your community as home of the “world’s biggest piggy bank” Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 19, 201611:36 pm
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Journeys Into The Bridge that Connected Canada

The Bridge that Connected Canada

Last January a remote area of  Western Ontario was in the news when a bridge was closed – thus cutting the Trans-Canada Highway in half. Damage to the newly built Nipigon River Bridge bridge cut traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway,leaving no option for motorists driving across northern Ontario but to cross the U.S. border, there being no Read Article

Posted by: Admin 2:57 pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Journeys Into The Metro Turns 50

The Metro Turns 50

Where has the time gone ? Seems just liked yesterday that this magical combination of mass transit system and art gallery opened below Montreal. Once shiny and new, the Metro is now a routinely accepted part of urban life in Montreal – both negative and positive. But for a moment, and as a prelude for Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 8, 20167:31 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Oscar Brand

Passing: Oscar Brand

Oscar Brand died the other day (September 30) at the age of 96. He was best known in the states as a  prolific composer, songwiter and ambassador for folk music. His radio program ran for over 70 years. He performed in Carnegie Hall and the White House before dignitaries such as Eleanor Roosevelt. His song Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 1, 20165:08 pm