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Staff Blog

book cover image Guide to the National Historic Sites of Canada

Looking for ways to celebrate Canada 150? One of the best might be to visit the national historic sites of Parks Canada.

A moving picture was shown at the Grand Theatre 110 years ago on February 1-2, 1907 of the boxing match between "The Canadian Catapult" (Tommy Burns, the only Canadian-born world heavy-weight boxing champion) and "The Heavyweight Hurricane" (Jack O'Brien)

book cover image: the butler's child

Lewis M. Steel is a high profile civil rights lawyer primarily fighting against racial injustice for now over fifty years.  He was the "go to person" for the Attica prison riots in 1971 and publicly slammed then Governor Rockefeller

book cover image: the world according to star wars

There are many great stories and characters that are bigger than life that have captured our imaginations and stayed with us through our life cycles

book cover image: chasing it

Director, Buck Heller and producer, Stephen Velichko's documentary Chasing It caught me off guard because I did not instintively know what it meant

rural albert advantage cd

Perhaps I was drawn to the Toronto-based band The Rural Alberta Advantage (colloquially deemed RAA) because my roots are deep in rural Alberta, but the complex coming-of-age sounds keep me coming back

ready set go book

I have been a runner and a huge fan of Robert Munsch's books for years! We have so many amazing trails right here in London

book cover image: heirloom plants

What exactly is heirloom gardening?  Thomas Etty and Lorraine Harrison have written Heirloom plants : a complete compedium of heritage vegetables, fruits, herbs & flowers to introduce home growers

Canada 365 book review

My husband and I received this book (Canada 365 : Every Day Tells a Story) as one of our wedding gifts. It was quite fitting as we were road tripping across the country for our honeymoon

book cover image: The extreme weather : survival manual

Watching extreme weather reports, especially the top ten countdown, on the weather network is a fascinating look at what Mother Nature can throw our way