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Blacksmithing Revival

  Hammond, ON – South east of Ottawa in the community of Hammond there is a business that is a throwback to the early days of rural Ontario, before the mass production throwaway age, where you had to make the implements you needed to make a living. The blacksmith shop was central to most rural communities where farmers could get a blade More...

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By Reg Coffey On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Commemorative Coin and Landfill Wells at South Stormont Council Meeting by Reg Coffey

  Long Sault – Last night at the regular South Stormont Township Council meeting Richard Vinet, a Canadian Vietnam War veteran, presented the township with a coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary More...

By Reg Coffey On Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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A Week of Celebrations: Canada Day and Fun Fest by Reg Coffey

MPP Jim McDonell, former MPP Jim Brownell, MP Guy Lauzon and South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft   SSN – This has been quite a week of celebrations. First we had Fun Fest on Saturday in Long Sault and More...

By Reg Coffey On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
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Remembrance Day 2014 – A Statutory Necessity by Reg Coffey

  Ingleside – Today a small group of local residents were at the Cenotaph in Ingleside to honour the memory of soldiers who served in war to protect our way of life. The few people who were there observed More...

By Reg Coffey On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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2014 Nature and Wildlife Day at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary by Reg Coffey

      Peregrine Falcon Ingleside – On Sunday, October 5th, the Friends of the Bird Sanctuary held their annual Nature and Wildlife Day fundraiser. This is the main fundraiser event for the Bird More...

By Reg Coffey On Monday, July 28th, 2014
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A PAGE OUT OF HISTORY – Cornwall Storms of the Natural Kind by Kathy Coffey

SSN – Weather has always been a topic of discussion and bad weather is remembered for many years after, the ice storm of 1998, the big deep snow storms of 1972 and the tornado/storm (?)  of 1846.   Thanks More...

By Reg Coffey On Friday, July 4th, 2014
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St Andrews Cemetery Wall Damaged By Vehicle – Old News in More than One Way by Kathy Coffey

View of the damage looking north from the south west corner of highway 18 and Highway 138 SSN – A vehicle struck the stone wall at the St. Andrew’s Church cemetery on Highway 138 and County Road 18 More...

By Reg Coffey On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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A PAGE OUT OF HISTORY – Crime and Canal Building by Kathy Coffey

  Historic Cornwall Jail, now County Courthouse from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall,_Ontario Ingleside ON – Some of us would like to believe that our pioneer ancestors were all moral, honest, More...

By Reg Coffey On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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A PAGE OUT OF HISTORY – Canals and Steam Ships Improve Travel in the Eastern District by Kathy Coffey

Scene from Chisholme, page 220, is llustrating the dangers in negotiating the rapids at Longue Sault. LONG SAULT Ontario – Travel from Montreal to Toronto takes at most during good travelling conditions 6 More...

By Reg Coffey On Sunday, May 18th, 2014
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A PAGE OUT OF HISTORY – The Games Children Play by Kathy Coffey

  The concern for the growing numbers of obesity in the population has prompted the government to issue Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Children aged 5-11 year these are: For health benefits, children More...