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anne of green gables

There are few things I can think of that are more Canadian than Anne of Green Gables!

Book cover image - A Trial in Venice

The Midwife of Venice was Roberta Rich's debut novel. This international bestseller was followed by a second novel - The Harem Midwife. And at last the third novel - A Trial in Venice - is here!

national poetry month

The winning poems in Poetry London’s 8th Annual Poetry Contest are now on display at London Public Library as part of National Poetry Month celebrations.

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book cover image Marconi

A little over a century ago the world went wireless. Cables gave way to radio waves, a revolutionary means of transmitting information almost everywhere.

michaela

One of my favourite albums is "Inuusiq" by The Jerry Cans, a Canadian Band from Nunavut.

An advertisement in an 1827 issue of the Gore Gazette (Ancaster) , reads as follows - "Hotel in New Town of London - the subscriber having erected and licensed as an inn, a commodious two-storey frame building on Dundas Street...the hotel is within a few rods of the superb building now erecting in the town as a jail and courthouse for the London district, has the best stabling accommodations and is in every respect well qualified to afford comfort and convenience to the public."  At 5 o'clock on March 17, 1835, a formal St.

loenard cohen

Who could be more Canadian and more man-of-the-world than Leonard Cohen? I love the rich layers of complex imagery in his brilliantly poetic and philosophical song lyrics

book cover image The Book Thieves

While the Nazi party was being condemned for burning books, they were already hard at work on an even greater crime: that is, re-writing our cultural heritage.

 

paper bag princess

You just can't go wrong with Robert Munsch's books. They never fail to produce a smile or a chuckle but Paper bag Princess is my all time favourite and I'm proud that such a funny great author is Canadian to boot!

On March 2nd, 1957, Members of London Local 120, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, celebrated  their 50th anniversary at the Odd Fellows Temple on Dundas Street.   Workers had formed the local at the London Electric Co. which operated a steam-generated power plant on York Street near the Thames River, feeding direct current to the city.