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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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Local History Snapshot: Loading Pig Iron in Port Colborne

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Local History Snapshot: Loading Pig Iron in Port Colborne

This week’s Local History Snapshot features a photo showing loading pig iron into a rail car with a large magnet taken in Port Colborne, ON. on December 14/1915. Source: John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada /Mikan #3375352

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Artifact of the Week: Balance Scale from Robin Hood Flour Mills

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Artifact of the Week: Balance Scale from Robin Hood Flour Mills

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s featured artifact is a balance scale from Robin Hood Flour Mills. Robin Hood Flour Mills In order to meet the increasing demand for flour during the Second World War, Robin Hood Flour Mills built a state-of-the-art grain elevator and […]

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Snowbirds listen up! Portugal is way better than Florida

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Snowbirds listen up! Portugal is way better than Florida

Our latest column from William Thomas Let’s say you’re a “Snowbird” and like 500,000 Canadians who go South for the sun each year, you’ve just returned from Florida having successfully avoided another Canadian winter except we didn’t have one this year. Your back is sore from meeting other Canadians hunkered down in dark closets in […]

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