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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 [...]

Support the revitalizing ‘Shwa!

April 21, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist Some of you may remember the old slogan, “Boost Buffalo, it’s good for you!” playing on Buffalo TV commercials many years ago. I found it [...]

Stories on the map

April 14, 2015

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist One of the most popular reasons people have for contacting the archives is looking for help with researching the history of their home. This [...]

They think we are stupid!

April 1, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist Manufacturers know that if they raise the price of their products, we will notice and often complain when the prices go up. However, studies have shown [...]

Yesterday, tomorrow and today

March 24, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist Some time ago, I heard this poem, and it had an immediate impact on me, as I have always considered myself a bit of a worrier. I thought I would share [...]

A narrow escape

March 17, 2015

By Jennifer Weymark/Archivist “A Narrow Escape” is a headline from the Dec. 12, 1866 Oshawa Vindicator newspaper. The short article that accompanies the headline details [...]

Lessons life has taught me

March 17, 2015

By Bill Fox/Columnist I asked permission from Regina Brett, a columnist of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio, to reprint the following column, which has been making the [...]

You may not believe this

March 10, 2015

2015-03-10 By Bill Fox/Columnist There are more hungry people in the world, than the combined populations of Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Family farms feed 70 per cent of the [...]

Y is a crooked letter

March 3, 2015

2015-03-03 By Bill Fox/Columnist When I was young and quizzing my mom on why I had to eat my veggies, she would always reply with this often repeated phrase, “Y is a [...]
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