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Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Underground Railroad and Niagara

February is Black History Month, adopted by parliament in 1996 as a celebration of the chronicles and accomplishments of Black Canadians. Niagara Parks is hosting...

African-Canadians served with distinction in 1812

If quizzed, “How influential were African Canadians in the settling of Canada,” most Canadians likely wouldn’t know. Yet by 1793 there was a successful...

Two heroes crossed paths at Buckingham Palace

Dave Smith's dad flew the same skies as Bud Perkins; both men received medals on the same day In the Small World Department, it doesn’t...

THE CENTRESPREAD | Young airman survived his war, but not his fate

Bud Perkins' death in a 1950 plane crash extinguished a dream He was still a 20-year-old kid when he left his farm home in Fonthill...

HISTORY | Cabinets to caskets

The connection between furniture stores and funeral parlours It may seem incongruous today, but several generations ago, hardware stores and furniture retailers often dispensed funerals...

The Centrespread: Fill ‘er up with ethyl

As millennials and Generation Z might put it, local history is "blowing up." It's amazing the detail that can be scanned from even a...

National coverage for Fenwick train wreck

Fatal collision at Webber Road crossing happened 40 years ago next week Residents of Fenwick have a close connection to the old Toronto Hamilton Buffalo...

A call for historical Fenwick artifacts

Planned display aims to highlight village's business history Are you downsizing or just cleaning out old stuff from your house? Keep an eye out for...

Peril on the North Atlantic

Only the dead have seen the end of war, opined Plato. One simply needs to examine human history for validation. Author John Steinbeck called...

Pelham’s Sun Valley Gardens—the place to bare it all

Once-famous nudist resort attracted hundreds in its heyday; now only wildlife and ghosts roam the grounds, as nature reclaims decaying site on Roland Road   Find...