Tag Archives: 1869

GATEWAY TO A NATIONAL DREAM (Chapter 2 of 4)

2 — The Trek Main Street Winnipeg is not friendly to jaywalkers. I decided, wisely, to walk down a block to the lights and use the crosswalk. It is perhaps the second most dangerous crosswalk in Winnipeg, the apex of … Continue reading

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GATEWAY TO A NATIONAL DREAM (Chapter 1 of 4)

1 — The Search We were ready to leave Winnipeg a week ago, but I said no. I said we must see The Forks. It is one of the city’s magical places. And silently I said to myself, “I will … Continue reading

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CHASING HISTORY (Chapter 7 of 10)

BATOCHE TODAY What happened here, at the National Historic Site of Batoche in May of 1885, has influenced the course of Canadian history for a century and a quarter.  In my novel-in-progress, The Batoche Crossing, it is my goal to … Continue reading

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CHASING HISTORY (Chapter 1 of 10)

LOONIES NEED APPLY Where the hell is Loon Lake? And why should you care? Well, if you are a teacher or a librarian or a farmer, you should care.  And not just a farmer.  If you are a trapper or … Continue reading

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