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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

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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

book cover image The Edge of Empire

Get your kicks from ancient Rome to Hadrian's Wall with Sextus Julius Severus, the new governor of Britannia, as your walking guide.

a long way home

The Oscar nominations have been announced and this year there are lots of literary connections to the movies

90 years ago on January 30, 1927, an arsonist set fire to the Crystal Palace at the Western Fair. 

First Presbyterian Church became the first place of worship in London  to have electric lighting 125 years ago on January 25th, 1892

150 years ago on January 25th, 1867, Lavinia Hermione Gertrude Amanda Guelph, wife of Charles Wetherbee, died at the age of 46

On January 25th, 1957, Mary Ann Elizabeth Semeuk was born three months premature, weighing just 26 ounces.  She was called the "dollar bill baby" because she was the same size as a dollar bill. 

book cover image: the network

In The Network, investigative journalist Scott Woolley recounts one of the greatest business heists in American history - the massive rip-off of the airwaves.

book cover image: Into the black

On 12 April 1981 a revolutionary new spacecraft blasted off from Florida on her maiden flight.