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Artifact of the Week: Safety goggles used at INCO

Artifact of the Week: Safety goggles used at INCO

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is a set of safety goggles used at INCO in Port Colborne. INCO During the First World War there was an increasing demand for nickel and as a result, in 1916, the International Nickel Company of Canada, […]

Now we gotta teach Driver’s Ed in kindergarten!?!

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Now we gotta teach Driver’s Ed in kindergarten!?!

Our latest column from William Thomas Yup, it’s happened again. The Very, Very, Very Young Drivers of Canada just inducted two new members, this time from Jarvis, Ontario. With details being quite scarce, I have recreated some of what happened. A couple of weeks ago two kids woke up at 6:30 am and hungry. So […]

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Artifact of the Week: Bicycle Nameplate from Neff Foundry

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Artifact of the Week: Bicycle Nameplate from Neff Foundry

Welcome to Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is a bicycle nameplate from Neff Foundry and Machine Shop donated by Donald Tait. Neff Brothers Machinists and Foundrymen Norman and Benton Neff produced several hundred Neff safety bicycles at the Neff Foundry and Machine Shop for Local […]

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Girl Guides and the war I helped them avoid

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Girl Guides and the war I helped them avoid

Our latest column from William Thomas Good grief! Now President Donald Trump is going after the Girl Guides! Recently the Girl Guides of Canada cancelled their trip to a summer camp in California, worried that some kids of colour might be detained and turned back at the U.S. border. Members of the Guiding Movement are […]

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Artifact of the Week: Buffet from the S.S. Canadiana

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Artifact of the Week: Buffet from the S.S. Canadiana

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is the Buffet from the S.S. Canadiana. The S.S. Canadiana The S.S. Canadiana, a passenger steam boat built in Buffalo in 1910, regularly carried up to 3,000 passengers per trip from Buffalo to Crystal Beach and the […]

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Parrot Show upstaged by British comedy

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Parrot Show upstaged by British comedy

Our latest column from William Thomas So I’m sitting in the basement hotel bar at The Oceanus on the southern coast of Portugal waiting for the “Parrot Show” to start. It only sounds like I’m having pint in The Crossed-Eye Pony in Wick-On-Firth by Bath because I’m surrounded by vacationing Brits. I’m not exactly sure […]

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