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Tattoos – humour etched in skin by ink

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Tattoos – humour etched in skin by ink

Our latest column from William Thomas I’m no fan of tattoos although they are proving very helpful in capturing really dumb crooks. It’s been almost five years since the guy who robbed a 7-Eleven in Victoria, British Columbia was caught on the surveillance camera with his full name tattooed on his right forearm. The cops […]

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Artifact of the Week: Compass from John O. McKellar lifeboat

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Artifact of the Week: Compass from John O. McKellar lifeboat

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is the compass from the lifeboat of the vessel John O. McKellar donated by Gordon Gonyou. The S.S. John O. McKellar The S.S. John O McKellar launched in 1952 was designed and built by Weller Dry Docks […]

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Japanese toilet crashes. Landing gear jams.

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Japanese toilet crashes. Landing gear jams.

Our latest column from William Thomas Okay, so that headline may be somewhat far-fetched, but I can tell you firsthand that sitting on a toilet in Japan studying a cockpit-like panel of buttons and flip switches can cause you to believe that with one wrong move you could actually be airborne over Tokyo’s Narita International. […]

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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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