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War of 1812 monument – Parliament Hill The War of 1812 monument was created by Toronto sculptor Adrienne Alison to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the conflict. The seven bronze figures represent the key combatants that came together to defeat … Continue reading
A snow-covered barn near Lefaivre, Ontario
The old cabin – Horne Vancouver Island
And just before Exit 6 on Nova Scotia Highway 101, Falmouth, I saw this old factory…
Pulteney Point Pulteney Point, a barren sand spit at the southwest corner of Malcolm Island, marks the separation of Broughton and Queen Charlotte Straits. The island and point were named after Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm, a Scottish born British Naval … Continue reading
This barrel-roof shed was built (between 1900 and 1910) by Richard Maxwell on his farm near Burgoyne Bay. The shed was built for storage of larger farm equipment and has two, large access doors on the roadside of the building. … Continue reading
Built by Richard Maxwell on his farm in 1901, this root cellar is one of the historic farm buildings in Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park.
St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Fulford Harbour, Saltspring Salt Spring Island’s oldest church was founded in 1878 by Father Donckele, the first Roman Catholic missionary to the Gulf islands. Erected between 1880 and 1885 by members of the community, the … Continue reading
I’d always wanted to visit the Britannia Mine, but had never had the time to stop. I did, I looked around at the outside, and then left. As a person who worked underground in a nickel mine, I am acutely … Continue reading