Tag Archives: Thunder Bay

A STROKE OF LUCK (6 Chapters)

1 ̶ The Incident I am now officially a senior. I knew I was getting older, but in my mind, I was never there yet. Until recently, I could read a blue streak, write a decent paragraph, solve a mess … Continue reading

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THE LAST RIDE

Two days ago, I took Miko for his last ride. Our little Shih Tzu mixed loves a car ride. Usually, when Olga and I leave home for a quick trip to town, we leave Miko in a baby pen. We … Continue reading

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HOW TO STOP A NOSEBLEED

It’s been a week now, and I’m monitoring my nostrils very closely. Last Saturday, a week ago, I had a spontaneous nosebleed, the first in my life. One that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. My left nostril … Continue reading

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AH-H-H WINNIPEG!

I do love Winnipeg.  I am winding up a week in Winnipeg.  Winnipeg has world-class shopping, entertainments, cultural experiences, museums and archives, neighbourhoods, people . . . However. Just on general principle, I hate cities.  I hate cities because of … Continue reading

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LAST TRAIN THROUGH GERALDTON

Originally published in May 2005 by Edgar J. Lavoie © Part 1 – Longlac to Geraldton There is some question about when the last run occurred on the CN’s Kinghorn Subdivision. Canadian National Railway Company (known as CN) has effectively … Continue reading

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TCPL PROPOSES, NATURE DISPOSES (Chapter 1 of 4)

1 ̶ If It Walks and Talks Like a Duck . . . The prospect of a pipeline carrying heavy crude oil in one’s back yard, gives everyone pause. Your back yard may be a province in Canada, or a … Continue reading

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COMING TOGETHER ON ENERGY EAST PROPOSAL

On June 27 in the post titled A CASE OF EYES CLOSED, I wrote this: “The Energy East project, an initiative of TransCanada Piplelines, would convert an ancient natural gas pipeline to carry diluted bitumen.  “Dilbit” is the stuff that devastated … Continue reading

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GATEWAY TO A NATIONAL DREAM (Chapter 3 of 4)

3 — The Goal In the fall of 1869, Canada invaded the North-West Territories. A 25-year-old Métis, a failed priest and indifferent law clerk, said, Wait a minute! You didn’t ask me. Canada did not ask the Métis of Assiniboia … Continue reading

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A CASE OF EYES CLOSED

[The following are e-mails – one I received today and one I sent today.] Hi, folks Below is a message every Canadian needs to hear. Two weeks ago tomorrow, two guys dropped into our place on Wildgoose Lake.  I had invited them, having … Continue reading

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IT’S A FREE COUNTRY (2 Chapters)

1- You Can’t Stop a Story . . .   I don’t mind civilization in small doses. And I don’t mind wilderness, also in small doses. So I don’t mind going to the big city for a day, or for … Continue reading

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