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Summer is here

June 23, 2015

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist Summer is officially here! This photograph comes from a photo album full of images of summer at Lakeview Park in the 1930s. [...]

Greatest gift? Being a father

June 16, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist The greatest gift I ever had came from God: I call him Dad. I am fortunate to still have my dad at 93. He has shown his love in so many ways: in his [...]

A piece of land on the lake

June 9, 2015

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist One of the oldest items we have in the archival collection is a land deed. The deed is for the sale of 200 acres of lot 7 on the Broken Front [...]

Is it time to retire?

June 2, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist At only 49 years old, Justice Minister Peter MacKay joined a growing list of federal politicians who have recently retired. Before the rules change this [...]

Gas explosion

May 26, 2015

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist Gas explosion at 179 King Street East while drilling for natural gas. The boiler was blown on the property of T.H. Everson at 171 King Street [...]

Fed up and can’t take much more!

May 26, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist Every time I drive on Highway 407, I think of how terrible it is that we Ontario taxpayers don’t own it any longer. What a cash cow it could have [...]

Keeping up with the latest technology

May 19, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist A few weeks ago, I finally succumbed and bought my first cell phone. With the help of my youngest son, I bought an iPhone 5C. Now the problem I’m [...]

Good and bad travel advisories

May 12, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist I recently came back after two weeks outside of Vancouver seeing my three-week old granddaughter. From there, we went on to the San Francisco area to [...]

We all had one, but I lost mine

May 5, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist I lost mine a few years ago. It was quite sudden. I didn’t even have a chance to say good-bye. One day mine was suddenly gone. We had a family [...]

An unapproved cemetary

May 5, 2015

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist In 1992, the Region of Durham began work on expanding Harmony Road. Part of the area being widened was around the corners of King Street and [...]
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