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  • Cutting Loose

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    Two executions behind the forbidding walls of Oakalla prison near Vancouver in 1955. The first a routine hanging, the second a gruesome spectacle. The first is witnessed by an 18-year-old reporter, Peter. The second, some weeks later, turns into a ...


  • East York 1924-1997

    Toronto's Garden of Eden by

    The East York Foundation was originally created in April of 1965 by an Act of the Provincial Legislature. Prior to this, municipal administrators and politicians had worked together to establish a not for profit body to assist in preserving ...


  • True Sea Stories on the BC Coast

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    A devastating typhoon; a mysterious rescue mission; an encounter between a black bear and a moose; a deadly near-collision on the Homathko River; the hunting of a sea lion by two orcas. These are just a few of the experiences author Len Helsing ...


  • They Came

    Pioneer Women of the Canadian West A Sampler of Stories and Recipes by

    European settlement of Western Canada was both rapid and dramatic. People came from all over the world to take advantage of cheap land ($10 for 160 acres/64.7 hectares). Women most often came with parents, or followed husbands and brothers. They ...


  • They Came

    Pioneer Women of the Canadian West A Sampler of Stories and Recipes by

    European settlement of Western Canada was both rapid and dramatic. People came from all over the world to take advantage of cheap land ($10 for 160 acres/64.7 hectares). Women most often came with parents, or followed husbands and brothers. They ...


  • 38 Hours to Montreal

    William Weller and the Governor General's Race of 1840 by

    Governor General Charles Poulett Thomson is in a hurry. In response to the Rebellion of 1837-38, he has been urgently tasked by his masters in England to modernize and improve the governments in the Canadian colonies. In just three months in ...


  • A Village In The Shadows

    The Remarkable Story of St Davids, Ontario by

    A Village in the Shadows is about survivors from the American Revolution who remained loyal to King George III. At the start of the revolution in 1776, families began to lose their homes, farms and businesses. They wanted to continue their old way ...


  • I'll Take My Chances

    Volume 1 by

    Evil had to be defeated and he had a responsibility to help. Now it was too late to do anything but spend the lives of millions of young men to defeat this new Dark Age. The mountains were witness to Sidney’s determination to stand tall against the ...


  • Muskoka Ontario's Playground

    A History of Recreation and Sport in Ontario's Cottage Country 1860-1945 by

    Recreation and Sport are an integral part of Canadian culture. This is nowhere more evident than in the Muskoka District of Ontario. Beginning in the 1860s, people from more populated areas of Southern Ontario and the North Eastern United States ...


  • Pathway Through Memories

    People Who Lived in Burloak Waterfront Park by

    A Public Park Like No Other: A story of the people who lived in and around the present Burloak Waterfront Park. This park is a treasure of nature accessible now to the public along the eastern entrance to the City of Burlington, Ontario. It is a ...