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The year 2015 marks the 400th anniversary of Étienne Brûlé’s expedition from Orillia to Lake Ontario in 1615

Updates: Please note: Next planning meeting is at 12 Division at 10:00 am on March 23, 2015. By way of other updates related to the year 1615 and thereabouts: A March 12, 2015 Slate article is entitled: “Humanity Is a Geologic Force “as Earth-Changing as a Meteorite Strike”. The article notes: “The study’s first proposed […]


Modern genetics has revolutionized the story anthropologists tell about how humans spread out across the Earth: Oct. 3, 2017 Atlantic article

A tweet from Dr Adam Rutherford‏ – that is, @AdamRutherford – reads: Here’s an extract from the new US chapter, on the Americas, dodgy DNA tests, and scientific racism, in @TheAtlantic [End] The Oct. 3, 2017 Atlantic article, referenced in the tweet, is entitled: “A New History of the First Peoples in the Americas: The miracle of modern […]


Construction Kickoff Celebration for Lakeview Waterfront Connection project: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

An update on the Construction Kickoff Celebration  is available at a subsequent post: Waterfront piazzas, a 1.5 kilometre beach, new lakefront land the size of 48 football fields and mixed-use neighbourhoods housing 20,000 people on 250 acres of reclaimed industrial land Click here for posts about the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project> (Preserved Stories has been […]


Lakeview Waterfront Connection – Notice of Environmental Assessment Amendment

The following message (I’ve omitted periods after some of the links) is from Credit Valley Conservation. I admire the communications from CVC as I have mentioned in previous posts related to the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project. Why am I impressed? I am impressed because I enjoy seeing effective use of language. As a volunteer in […]


Étienne Brûlé / First Nations event took place on Sept. 13, 2015 at 222 Riverside Drive

Updates: An April 15, 2016 Globe and Mail article by Bob Rae is entitled: “Attawapiskat is not alone: Suicide crisis is national problem.” An April 23, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “West-end residents call for traffic light after fatal crash: Neighbour describes ‘mind-bogglingly horrendous bang’ as car hits building near Jane and Bloor.” A Sept. 27, […]


Beware the waterfront trail to the west of the Humber River; many collisions have occurred along the trail

In an earlier post, I’ve noted that driving in Toronto requires your full attention, and the fines for distracted driving are substantial. The caption to the photo on the right highlights the story. In the current post, I want to bring your attention to some features of the Humber River. 1) Humber River runs close by […]