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38 Hours to Montreal

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Dan Buchanan, Governor General Charles Poulett Thomson, 38 Hours to Montreal

As the sleigh sped through Smithfield on the way to Trent Port, Governor General Thomson may have contemplated the daunting task awaiting him in Montreal. The Mackenzie Rebellion was only two years past and nerves were still very raw, extreme partisan positions being the normal manner of discourse. Lord Durham had been and gone, providing his Durham Report with recommendations for changes to the governance of Upper and Lower Canada. British gentlemen could not fathom why normally peaceful Canadians had actually taken up arms against the crown, but they were intent on preventing it from happening again. Read More

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Saitarg’s Gravitas Quotient Anthony Lemke

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Anthony Lemke answers 19 Gravitas Questions with Alan Gratias A fixture on Canadian and international screens, Anthony Lemke has a diverse collection of credits to his name that span over 15 years as a leading actor in the Canadian film and television industry. For the past three years, he starred as the sarcastic mercenary, Three, in SyFy… Read More

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From the Editor’s Desk: Dateline Bracebridge, Santa’s Summer Ho-Ho-Home

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Bracebridge Bay, Muskoka, County and Quinte Living, Catherine Stutt

A few years ago, someone asked me to describe the work of a journalist. It’s easy. We go places we’ve never been, meet people we’ve never seen, ask questions that are none of our business, and then tell complete strangers all about it. The good ones do it with integrity, compassion, and without hummus. Maybe without hubris. These are real stories we’re telling, and they make a difference. They should. Read More

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The Hilton Breakaway

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Brighton, Hilton, Breakaway, Lindi Pierce

On April 21, 1852, at 10 in the evening, the lake’s north bank suddenly gave way, likely due to underground seepage, augmented by snowmelt and several days of heavy rain. With a great roar, the lake water surged down the valley, gouging a deep ravine, tearing into sand ridges, careening off gravel banks, and spreading over the countryside downstream. Read More