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Friday, November 11, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Leonard Cohen

Passing: Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential Canadian singer and songwriter whose work spanned five decades, died at the age of 82. Wrote Rolling Stone of the Westmount, Quebec born Cohen: Cohen was the dark eminence among a small pantheon of extremely influential singer-songwriters to emerge in the Sixties and early Seventies. Only Bob Dylan exerted a Read Article

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Journeys Into Remembering Remembrance Day

Remembering Remembrance Day

Today it is now a national holiday for federal and many provincial government workers, and the largest ceremonies are attended in major cities by tens of thousands. Remembrance Day plays an important role in what it means to be Canadian. For example, the ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa is nationally televised, while Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 10, 20165:33 pm
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Journeys Into About the Poppies

About the Poppies

We are constantly moved by the site of a poppy being worn on a lapel. There is a quite understatement to its presence – something quintessentially Canadian, a quietly strong statement made in a dignified manner. Its has become a rite of the season – an appropriate memorial for Remembrance Day – a solemn occasion Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 9, 201610:38 pm
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

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