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Province of Ontario Canada Map

Ontario is located in central eastern Canada and one of the ten provinces of Canada.  Almost 40 percent of Canada’s population lives in Ontario. Land wise it is the second largest province.

Battle of York

Another site of diverse military history in Canada is of course Fort York. Originally designed to protect the area that we know today as Toronto, it was a fortress to be reckoned with, built from the ground up by the British and some Canadian militia.In 1793 a man named Simcoe
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Was Charlotte Whitton Anti-Semitic?

Recently a controversy has come up around the naming of the new City of Ottawa Archives Building. In a nutshell, Mayor Jim Watson proposed naming the building after former Mayor Charlotte Whitton.  That started a verbal war with the Canadian Jewish Congress.  They brought out old arguments saying that Charlotte Whitton
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Canada’s First Hovercraft

Canada's first hovercraft was an Alligator Boat. For the purposes of this story let's assume that a hovercraft is a boat that can move across land or water.  OK? In that case, Canada's first hovercraft was an Alligator.In the later part of the 19th century and into the 20th century, the
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Upper Canada’s Last Duel

It was June 13, 1833, just east of the small town of Perth, Ontario that a pistol duel was about to begin.  The duellers were Robert Lyon and John Wilson, two young lawyers from the town.  It is stated that Lyon was sweet on a young local lady named Elizabeth
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Witch of Plum Hollow

Elizabeth Jane Barnes (nee Martin), was born in Cork, Ireland, though the year of birth is uncertain, ranging from 1744 to 1800. Her age at death is also uncertain, ranging from 90 to 93 years. Certainly, however, Mother Barnes was a remarkable woman. She is said to have been the
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Friction over Fishing Rights in Owen Sound

While living in Owen Sound  (1990 - 2001) I became very much involved with the native people of the area. I helped form "Neighbours of Nawash" an organization to help bridge the gap between the "white" population and their aboriginal "hosts" . Farmers' markets are generally more than just places
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Batawa – Bata Shoe Company

When I was a kid growing up on the airbase at Trenton, we used to take day trips to buy shoes.  We would go north from Trenton to Batawa, the site of the first company town (outside of an airbase) that I had ever seen.BATAWA HISTORY - (from -
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