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Alan Steed
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Older and Wiser? Questionable!!! They say that we become wiser as we get older. We certainly hope that's true. It wasn't quite as bad as shown in this cartoon, but it wasn't far off! About 15 years ago, Mark and I went out west to the Rockies, and we hired ...
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Tunnel Vision expands to much, much more...
Tunnel Vision expands to much, much more... Last year, we saw an intriguing post on social media. Our friends, John and Dianne, had visited an old railway tunnel in Brockville , Ontario, and were raving about it. At the mention of railways, my interest was ...
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Saving a Moose!
Saving a Moose! Talk about being in the right place, at the right time! We had just been out wild berry picking, and had arranged to drop in to see our friends, Julie and Chris, who have a trailer campsite on South Bay, Dunlop Lake, just north of town.  We ...
Saving a Moose!
Saving a Moose!
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Retire to Elliot Lake? Why not?
Retire to Elliot Lake? Why not? This week, the CBC posted an article about Elliot Lake, including an overview of the recent history of the city from its early mining days to its current status as one of the Retirement Capitals in Canada. This prompted me to...
Retire to Elliot Lake? Why not?
Retire to Elliot Lake? Why not?
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From mining town to retirement destination—the transformation of Elliot Lake
From mining town to retirement destination—the transformation of Elliot Lake Elliot Lake Miners' Memorial This week, the CBC posted an article about Elliot Lake, including an overview of the recent history of the city from its early mining days to its curre...
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A Hero in the Making
A Hero in the Making! Like so many countries in Northern Europe, Ontario is going through a heat wave - with some areas under outside fire bans and water restrictions. We love our west-facing apartment, but we don't have air conditioning. So, there are some...
A Hero in the Making
A Hero in the Making
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Two local men caught in the act of kidnapping!
Early on Saturday morning, two local lads were caught red-handed in an attempt to kidnap a duck-tolling retriever and two pussycats. The couple were apprehended just outside the town of Manotick, with the three pets in the back seat of their car, apparently...
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Winter Fun in Northern Ontario
Winter Fun in Northern Ontario It's been a while since we shared a blogpost so, at the beginning of the New Year, we felt it was time to rectify this.  In Northern Ontario, we greeted 2018 with temperatures that plummeted to -42 degrees celsius (with the wi...
Winter Fun in Northern Ontario
Winter Fun in Northern Ontario
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Time for Some Humour!
Time for Some Humour! As most of you probably know by now, I am recovering from a particularly nasty bout of Septicemia, which was touch and go there, for a while. I am now convalescing by taking it easy and letting nature take its healing course. I have a ...
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The Finchingfield Lion - A Pub Worth Saving!
The Finchingfield Lion - A Pub Worth Saving! A view of the village looking over the bridge In the north-west area of Essex , England, lies the small, picturesque village of Finchingfield . Often described as a 'picture-postcard' village - and one of the mos...
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