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History Snapshot: Infantry advance through ‘No Mans Land’

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History Snapshot: Infantry advance through ‘No Mans Land’

Today’s history snapshot reflects on the Battle of Vimy Ridge which took place Apr. 9 through Apr. 12 1917, this year is the 100th anniversary of this major battle of World War 1. The photo shows soldiers of the 29th Infantry Battalion CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force) advancing over “No Man’s Land” through the German barbed wire […]

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Artifact of the Week: Sir John Colborne Coat of Arms

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Artifact of the Week: Sir John Colborne Coat of Arms

Welcome to Artifact of the Week from Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is the Coat of Arms of Sir John Colborne, Baron Seaton, donated by Graeme Ott. Sir John Colborne Sir John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton, served as Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1828 until 1836. Colborne was an avid supporter […]

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When the world was simpler, pranks were better

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When the world was simpler, pranks were better

Our latest column from William Thomas Thanks to lawyers that’ll sue at the drop of a hard hat on soft toes, the practical joke is practically dead. And who came up with this term anyway? ‘Practical,’ like any joke could possibly be sensible or useful. These days you just don’t hear about people short-sheeting beds […]

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Local History Snapshot: March Past Camp Niagara 1915

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Local History Snapshot: March Past Camp Niagara 1915

This week’s local history snapshot features a photo of  the march past of Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) troops. Reviewed by Governor General of Canada, Duke of Connaught, Niagara Camp in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Oct. 7/1015. Credit: Merrilees, Andrew / Library and Archives Canada / Ecopy

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Artifact of the Week: Iron used in William Mehlenbacher’s tailor shop

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Artifact of the Week: Iron used in William Mehlenbacher’s tailor shop

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is an iron used in William Mehlenbacher’s tailor shop donated by Dorothy Butcherd. William Mehlenbacher In 1896, William Mehlenbacher, a tailor, moved to Humberstone where he opened a shop on Main St. Within a few months of […]

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Country and western music? “I Don’t Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling!” 

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Country and western music? “I Don’t Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling!” 

Our latest column from William Thomas Whenever I’m scanning my car radio and a country and western tune comes on, I turn it off. But not until the end of the song. Yeah, I’m a closet country and western music fan, a Baby Boomer snob that believes the only music worth listening to came from […]

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