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Conserving Long Branch June 2017 Update (Part 1) from David Godley

Part 2 of the message that follows has already been posted: Conserving Long Branch June 2017 Update 2 from David Godley I had Part 2 at hand and decided to post it at once. I then found a copy of … Continue reading

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The First Allen Cup Winners, 1909 – Guest post from Bob Carswell

The First Allen Cup Winners 1909 Charles McKinley, son of John Kerr McKinley and Elizabeth Ann Irvine, the second son to the couple was my great uncle from Ottawa. In his early years he enjoyed the game of hockey, so … Continue reading

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Irvine’s Cigar Store: Guest article from Bob Carswell

The following post is from Bob Carswell. [Note to Bob: Can you please let us know the source for the information.] Irvine’s Cigar Store There was a story reported in the Ottawa Citizen many years ago about the back room … Continue reading

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Conserving Long Branch June 2017 Update 2 from David Godley

The following update is from David Godley of Long Branch: Long Branch is desperately hoping for sunny ways with the beginning of the Toronto Local Appeal Board 1) Application Status 2) Long Branch Neighbourhood Association 3) Willowdale Urban Desogn Guidelines … Continue reading

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PL161048 – OMB Decision Issued – 9 Meaford Ave. in Long Branch (Toronto): Consent and variances refused

The decision is accessible at this PDF file: PL161048-JUN-13-2017 Below is an overview, regarding the case at hand, from David Godley of Long Branch: 9me  

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Climate change and Greater Toronto Region: Links updates

A previous post is entitled: Put your money in Conservation Authority Flood Management Programs and it will be well-spent – May 10, 2017 Credit Valley Conservation post An April 29, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Toronto the resilient: how the … Continue reading

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Reviving a Lost Language of Canada Through Film – June 11, 2017 New York Times article by Catherine Porter

A June 11, 2017 New York Times article is entitled: “Reviving a Lost Language of Canada Through Film.” The opening paragraphs read: HIELLEN, British Columbia — Speaking Haida for the first time in more than 60 years looked painful. Sphenia … Continue reading

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The story of the Long Branch Race Track is part of the history of Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey)

Several previous posts have included comments from Bill Rawson of Long Branch Furniture: Click here to access previous posts featuring Bill Rawson > Long Branch Furniture is located across from the Long Branch Library on Lake Shore Blvd. West in … Continue reading

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Inchworms are prolific and resilient: Sciencing.com article, April 24, 2017

I didn’t know much about inchworms but I do now, having read about them at the following link: Inchworm Life Cycle Here’s a brief video of an inchworm travelling across a tabletop. I like the way it tries to figure … Continue reading

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Wesley Mimico United Church building has been sold: Jan. 1, 2017 online update

I recently took some photos at the Wesley Mimico United Church building. As I was wandering around, I was wondering about the current status of the building. I noticed that some construction was underway. In previous years, I’ve closely followed the … Continue reading

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