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Condominium development in Port Dalhousie heritage conservation district

I subscribe to an e-mail newsletter from the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. You can subscribe at the ACO website, which you can access through the link in the previous sentence. From time to time I like to post excerpts from such publications. The most recent edition of the ACO newsletter features the news items posted below. […]

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Linda Colley (2002) speaks of the life of the common British soldier in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

In Captives (2002; listed as 2003 at the Toronto Public Library website), Linda Colley discusses the use of the whip as a means to maintain discipline in British soldiery at the height of Britain’s colonial expansion. Sometimes flogging resulted in the deaths of soldiers in the British army. Colley, whose book is subtitled ‘The story […]

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Long Branch Historical Society

I’ve resigned as president of the Long Branch Historical Society as of June 19, 2012. I enjoy volunteer work involving extensive planning and collaboration among large numbers of people. Such work requires a clear structure for decision-making and a culture of mutual respect. I wish the Long Branch Historical Society every success in its work under […]

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South Long Branch Jane’s Walk went beautifully

We had a great Jane’s Walk in South Long Branch on Sunday, May 6, 2012 — about eighty people (conservative estimate) were there. The weather was great, and our portable amplifier from Long & McQuade worked beautifully. We owe many thanks to Councillor Mark Grimes’ office for suggesting that we organize Jane’s Walks in Long Branch this […]

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‘Of course, bold socialists intent on destroying rather than reforming capitalism have brought about some rather unpleasant historical outcomes’ – Aug. 2, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article

An Aug. 2, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article is entitled: “The Hunger for a Bold Socialism: The political preferences of two college professors, writing in a prominent leftist journal, are informed by the belief that ‘making people’s lives materially better isn’t enough.’” An excerpt from the article reads: “Of course, bold socialists intent on destroying rather […]