Monthly Archives: August 2008

Banque Provinciale du Canada

August 29, 2008
Banque Provinciale du Canada

A few years ago, I was in Point-Aux-Roches/Stoney Point, when I spied this on a pizza place on the main road through town. Turns out that the Banque provinciale du Canada a.k.a. Provincial Bank of Canada according to Wikipedia, … merged with the Banque Canadienne Nationale to form the National Bank of Canada in...

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Bank of Hamilton Building

August 28, 2008
Bank of Hamilton Building

From the April 28, 1920 issue of the Border Cities Star. PROPOSED BORDER BANK BUILDING The above engraving is from a sketch made by McGrifin & Smith, Toronto architects, of the proposed building for the Bank of Hamilton at the corner of Ouelllette avenue and Chatham streets, Windsor. Tenders are now being called for...

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UAW Hall – Then and Now – 1952 – 2008

August 27, 2008
UAW Hall – Then and Now – 1952 – 2008

While poking though some microfilm the other day, I noticed this building in a December 1952, issue, and thought it looked familiar… The building is called the United Automobile, Aircraft & Agricultural Implement Workers of America Union Hall in the photographs, better known as the UAW. The building is still around today, and is...

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More Classics

August 26, 2008
More Classics

A few more shots from Sunday… Way too much to fit into one post A couple of Model T’s, which was first introduced in 1908. A view inside the Hudson, I mentionned yesterday. Instruments… Exterior of the Hudson. Everyone’s favourite 6 o’clock news anchor. This is not the first time Jim Crichton’s been MC...

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Willistead Classic

August 25, 2008
Willistead Classic

I love hitting this car show. After a one year hiatus, the Willistead Classic returned yesterday at Willistead Park. Most of these old cars, with their hood ornaments, and logos, are like mini works of art. Like everything, they don’t build ‘em like they used to applies here too. It’s doubtful that someone will...

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Crusherama

August 22, 2008
Crusherama

Postcard from the John Stefani Collection The poor old Aquarama, which met her fate in the scrapyards in Turkey in November, 2007 had acquired the nickname “Crusherama”, due to her terrible turning radius in the narrow ports of the Great Lakes. In her day she smashed into a few different docks. While pouring though...

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It’s The Little Things…

August 21, 2008
It’s The Little Things…

That make all the difference. I was recently passing through Goderich, on my way home from the Bruce Peninsula, when my wife and I decided to pull over downtown at the “square” and eat our picnic lunch. I noticed all around the square, these beautiful wrought iron planters, and it made me wonder why...

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Congratulations!

August 20, 2008
Congratulations!

Congratulations to Priscilla Lopes-Schliep who yesterday won a Bronze medal for Canada in the Women’s 100 m hurdles. Our first track medal at the Olympics since 1996. At the Olympic Trials in Windsor this past July, of all the athletes competing, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep was far and away one of the most personable. After crushing...

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Manning House

August 19, 2008
Manning House

There was a big discussion on an old post the other day about the fate of the remains of the Manning House. The Heritage Committee (of which I am a part) voted to not take any action in moving to designate the remaining section when faced with a request for demolition. The plans for...

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