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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 [...]

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 [...]
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