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War of 1812 Part 2

The War of 1812 Part 2:  Stoking the Fires - The Rise of Tecumseh In 1809 James Madison became the President of the United States.  He was focused on expanding his territory north to the Pole and this made his northern neighbours a bit nervous.  To make things worse, the 1810 elections saw a substantial group of
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War of 1812

It is said that history is written by the victors. Who then should write the stories of the War of 1812? As we approach the 200 year anniversary of the start of the War, it is only just that we discuss the conflict from all side, the Canadian, the British and the American.  I
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War Of 1812 Part 1

There is much to write about the War of 1812. Everybody knows something about the War between the US and Britain that took place in Canada and the US.  Most know that Laura Secord did not invent chocolate but rather was a heroine during the war.  Some may even know that the
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Auld Lang Syne – Story and Lyrics

Auld Lang Syne (Modern Lyrics Below) is a song most frequently heard around New Years Eve, in celebrating the passing of the old year and welcoming in the new year.  This song is heard not only in English speaking countries but also in most Asian countries. We just said farewell to 2010,
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Order of Canada

The recent announcement that Henry Morgentaler was to be honored with the Order of Canada allows us the opportunity to discuss this little understood award.  The Order of Canada began in 1967. The motto is "desiderantes meliorem patriam" which translates to "those who desire a better country." According to the web site
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Alexander Mackenzie

Sir Alexander Mackenzie was born in 1764, in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis off the West Coast of Scotland. He traveled to New York with his father and went to school in Montreal. In 1779, he entered a company that eventually joined with other Montreal firms involved in the
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John Redpath, the Whispering Dam, and Sugar

Hard work, dedication to the task, and development of industry, commerce, and community; these are the qualities that many Canadian immigrants, past and present, have brought us. The story of immigrant John Redpath is a story of success, driven by hard work, dedication to task, and development of industry, commerce,
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