Sunday, November 27, 2016
Journeys Into The CP Holiday Train:  A Christmas time rite of the Season

The CP Holiday Train: A Christmas time rite of the Season

It’s a relatively new traditional as those things go. But in a very short time the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has become an important rite of the Christmas season. Since 1999, ​​​​​​​​​​ the CP Holiday Train has dressed up for the season, ready to support communities and raise awareness​ of hunger-related issues. As in years past, Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 27, 20165:17 pm
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Journeys Into It’s Grey Cup Day

It’s Grey Cup Day

To some it may not be what it used to be (what is ?). But it is still a quintessentially Canadian Day. The 104th Grey Cup game will be played today in Toronto pitting the Calgary Stampeders against the Ottawa Redblacks. A half century after it happened our lasting Grey Cup memory was the game 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, 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

Posted by: Admin October 26, 20166:30 pm
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 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 October 21, 20169:02 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

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