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A Victorian Christmas

November 27, 2015

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist Many of today’s Christmas traditions, including Christmas cards, got their start in the Victorian era. Get a taste of what 19th century [...]

Myths and realities of a crisis

November 26, 2015

To say that things are bad in Syria is just as obvious a statement as saying rain is wet, or that the Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t returning to the Stanley Cup playoffs [...]

Remember this when things fall apart

November 18, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist Even the very best people have had to endure terrible misfortune! Just ask Nelson Mandela, Jesus, or Ghandi. You must realize that life is not all fun [...]

Remembering Oshawa’s fallen

November 10, 2015

The war memorial at Memorial Park was first unveiled on Remembrance Day in 1924. By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist When we think about Remembrance Day, we tend to think of it as [...]

Take the time to remember

November 10, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist My 94-year-old father is a war veteran who suited up for Great Britain in the last great war. At 15, he lost an eye in an industrial accident just [...]

Archaeology in Oshawa

October 13, 2015

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist Did you know that Oshawa has been the site of several archaeological excavations, two of which unearthed evidence about some our earliest [...]

People say the darndest things

September 15, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist Sometimes I get sent humourous sayings or quotes. I look up some of these to see if they are authentic by going to, a site that checks on the [...]
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