The Seaway Bridge crossing the retired Cornwall Canal and the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, Ontario, has been going through a massive redevelopment project. This included construction of a new low-level crossing and the gradual removal of the North Channel bridge. In February 2014, the new bridge opened, ending 50+ years of use of the old North Channel Bridge. On July 8, 2014, there was a one day open house where people could walk on the bridge one last time, of course I went on this. The next chapter of this project occurred on September 30, 2015 with the lowering of the main center archRead More →

Today, January the 11th, marks the 200 birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s “Father of Confederation” and first Prime Minister. In the typical Canadian-way, there are few celebrations of this bicentennial planned outside of his ancestral home of Kingston, Ontario. That is unfortunate because the legacy of his man should be celebrated as there would be no Canada without Sir John A.. The story of Sir John A. Macdonald is long, well researched and well told by authors such as John Boyko and Richard Gwyn, but it bears a nutshell retelling. Born in Scotland, immigrated to Upper Canada as a child with his family,Read More →