Readers of Mysteries of Canada will know that Canadian history is not always old and dusty. Sometimes old is not so old. Such is the case with a food co-op I was introduced to recently in Toronto. The Karma Co-op is tucked away down an alley and stuck between two
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.
If you have ever boated along the St Laurence Seaway near Kingston, you will note that there is a fairly large island just opposite Kingston. It is called Wolfe Island. Does Kingston and Wolfe Island sound English to you? Back in the 1600s, The Count of Frontenac, or as he
Jumbo The Elephant was an African elephant, born in 1861 in the French Sudan. He was exported to France in 1863 and then to London Zoo in 1865, where he became famous for giving rides to visitors. Jumbo's name is from a Swahili word, jumbe, which means "chief." Unfortunately, Jumbo
When I was a young guy, my Grandmother had a cottage on Lake Simcoe. I remember the warm sand beaches and the cool water, but I don't ever think I saw the IGOPOGO!Considered by many cryptozoologists to be unique, even amongst her amazing peers, Igopogo is a rarely seen beast.
Born in a family of rather modest means, Whitton grew to become the first female mayor of the City of Ottawa, a tireless defender of the less fortunate and a relentless crusader for professional standards of juvenile immigrants and neglected children. She was the driving force behind the Canadian Council
The late 1940s and 1950s were halcyon days for UFO sightings in North America. The Roswell Incident occurred in 1947, heralding the belief that we were being visited - or even stalked - by alien beings. There were six reported sightings in Ontario alone between 1951 and 1957, many of
Pakenham, Ontario, is a small town just west and north of Ottawa. Many towns and villages in Canada were named after British soldiers during The War of 1812. The town of Pakenham was named after General Sir Edward Michael Pakenham, who died in the Battle of New Orleans. There is a
Back in the late 1970's I worked with a CAD/CAM/GIS company. We used to sell, as part of our systems, specialized plotters supplied by a company called Ahearn & Soper. Little did I know that one of the founders, Thomas Ahearn, had such a glorious history. His company played a pivotal
It was a lovely summer day in 1906 when a traveling salesman, Peter Lymburner Robertson, was demonstrating a spring-loaded screwdriver. As usual, if a demo can go wrong it will, and Robertson cut his hand when the screwdriver slipped. It is not known if he made the sale or not, but
Most people think that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, but they would be wrong. In 1875, Thomas Edison purchased half of a patent. The patent was owned by a Toronto medical electrician. Edison wanted this to further his own research. The researcher who invented the light bulb was James