The poem, On The Opeongo Line, was written by Tom Devine who came from Renfrew. Set around the turn of the last century, Devine's "story teller", "from up-the-line", was a delivery person who made his rounds on a horse-drawn cart. The quality of his poem is in the story it
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.
The HMS Nancy was built as a private cargo vessel in 1789 near Windsor, Ontario. During the War of 1812, she was contracted into service and played an important role as a British supply ship. Commanded by a British Naval Officer Lieutenant Commander Worsley for a brief period in 1814,
If I told you I was going for a cup at Tim Hortons you would probable ask, "Which one?". Tim Hortons are as common as weeds in an untended garden. But do you know who Tim Horton was?Miles Gilbert Legen "Tim" Horton born on January 12, 1930 in Cochrane, Ontario. He
The events recorded in this strange Mystery occurred between 1830 and 1840. This all happened within a few kilometers of WALLACEBURG, Ontario.A young man named Mr. John McDonald had acquired a piece of land which was coveted by other people. These "others", headed by an old woman, approached John many
The lighthouse at Windmill Point in Prescott, Ontario wasn't always a lighthouse. Built in the 1820's, the lighthouse was originally a windmill. And it has its place Canadian history also.During the 1820's and 1830's, the British colony of Canada was governed by a small ruling elite. Reformers of the period
Mineral exploration is not an exact science. A great deal of experience, a keen eye and, sometimes, a little luck are part of the equation. Such was the case in Cobalt, Ontario in 1903. Cobalt, in Northern Ontario, is the site of some of the most accessible silver mines in
In the late 1920s and early thirties, the North Channel along the shores of Manitoulin Island was the play ground for many of the rich and famous. Many boated and spent time at their secluded cottages and island homes on the Manitoulin. One of the lesser known millionaires of the
Lake on the Mountain in Prince Edward County is an idyllic part of Ontario. Rolling farmland, vineyards and apple orchards form a pleasant backdrop for one mysterious lake... the Lake on the Mountain. The Lake on the Mountain is a just over one square kilometer in size, rises to 62 meters
(source - bytown.net)Archibald McNab was the 13th chieftain of the McNab clan from the Loch Tay region in Scotland. In order to escape heavy debts, he fled to Upper Canada where he negotiated for land along the Ottawa River so that he might bring his clansmen from Scotland as settlers.
On the late evening of March 17, 1995, after a spring break party which included copious amounts of alcohol, six teenage boys from Pickering Ontario, left the party. That was the last time they were ever seen. Witnesses and evidence suggest the boys went down to the beach looking for