George William Ross, leader of the Liberal Opposition in Ontario's Legislative Assembly, was called to the Senate on January 15, 1907. He was born near Nairn, Middlesex County and eventually attended Normal School in Toronto. He was a school inspector for Lambton County, Petrolia and Strathroy before enrolling in law school at Albert University. He was first elected M.P.
On January 11, 1847, Captain John "Waterloo" Smyth reopened his boarding house as the Waterloo Hotel on the west side of Richmond Street just north of York Street. John Smyth, originally from England, was a soldier in the 95th Regiment and fought under Wellington at Waterloo. He came to London in 1838 and was a pioneer in the volunteer movement and a captain of the first rifle company organized in the district.
If you think it might be time to get off the beaten path, this is the guide for you. Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the most curious places in the world.
Days away from the inauguration of Donald Trump, is it too late to Feel The Bern? Mr. Sanders says, "Not on your life!"
190 years ago today on January 9th, 1827, the Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the London District were held in London for the first time at the temporary frame court house and gaol on the southwest corner of Dundas and Ridout streets. The court house had previously been located in Vittoria, Norfolk County (near Simcoe) but had burned down in 1825.
Aboriginal author Wabanakwut (Wab) is a public media broadcaster and musician but more importantly he is the son of First Nation parents who are survivors of the harsh and bitter legacy of the Indian Residential School system.
It's a new year and you know what that means...New Year's Resolutions time! While many people set goals related to relationships or health or finance, why not try a book-related goal this year? A great way to widen your book horizon is to participate in a reading challenge! I've listed a few of my favourites below:
The Orthodox Church in Canada will celebrate Christmas on January 7th according to the Gregorian calendar. One hundred years ago today (January 6, 1917), prayers were held for the first time in the newly-opened Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Eastern Church on the southwest corner of Dreaney Avenue and Layard Street. That building is still standing today.