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Austin Hunt, Reeve of Billings Township

This is Austin Hunt. Austin sells Hawberry jam on Manitoulin Island. That’s what the sign says on the wall of his store, and so we stopped in Kagawong to buy some. Up the three steps and into his shop I’m immediately … Continue reading

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More on Noah Augustine, Mi’kmaq Chief

  As promised, I’m adding a link to the published obituary. It was in the paper on Christmas eve, the “Special Holiday Edition.” Although I was pleased it engendered perhaps a larger reading audience than usual, it saddened me to return … Continue reading

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Internet of old: railway trestle circa 1850

In the highlands of the Kawarthas, Heather and I hiked through the painted autumn woods near Peterborough. Our friends Richard and Jane took us along an abandoned railway trestle built in the early 1850s, a kilometer long path edging their property. The … Continue reading

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