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High tech, high-end underwear. Mortgages available

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High tech, high-end underwear. Mortgages available

Breaking news, but hopefully not wind – men’s underwear is in the throes of a technological evolution. New upstart companies like Tommy John and Mack Weldon run by “twenty somethings” have discovered that since our underwear hasn’t changed much since the 1900s, it was high time for an unwarranted upgrade accompanied of course, by a […]

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Artifact of the Week: Lawn Bowling Balls

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Artifact of the Week: Lawn Bowling Balls

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is a set of Lawn Bowling Balls donated by Lynn van Dillen. Port Colborne Lawn Bowling Club First organized in 1916 – 1917, the Port Colborne Lawn Bowling Club was active until 1998. Among its members was […]

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Local History Snapshot: Chaindrillers at the Hydro Electric Canal

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Local History Snapshot: Chaindrillers at the Hydro Electric Canal

This week’s local history snapshot features a photo of chaindrillers at work on the Hydro Electric Canal between Niagara Falls and Queenston, Ontario. The photo was taken Oct. 22/1918 by amateur photographer John Boyd. Photo source: John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada / MIKAN no. 3317992

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February – a month too weird for the calendar

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February – a month too weird for the calendar

I knew February was going to be a very weird month when I read the message from my fortune cookie: “Very little is needed to make a happy life.” And underneath they listed my six luck numbers to help me win the lottery. With President Trump stoking the fires of world conflict, you had to […]

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Local History Snapshot: Sugarbush in Humberstone

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Local History Snapshot: Sugarbush in Humberstone

Today’s Local History Snapshot features an undated photo of a group of residents in the sugar bush in Humberstone. They are posing near the boiling place which was located in the centre of the sugar bush. Photo courtesy of the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum

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Artifact of the Week: Humberstone S.S. #6 School Sign

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Artifact of the Week: Humberstone S.S. #6 School Sign

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week presented by the Port Colborne Marine and Heritage Museum. This week’s artifact features the Humberstone S.S. #6 School Sign. Bethel School S.S. #6 Humberstone This wooden medallion was likely mounted on the front door of the 1866 brick schoolhouse. The 1866 brick building replaced a log schoolhouse that […]

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