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Waubaushene Home Becomes a Designated Heritage Site


Tay Township Council has designated the home at 200 Cherry Street in Waubaushene as significant under the Ontario Heritage Act; i.e. it is of value to the community because of its history, architecture, or place in the growth of the … Continue reading

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Louis Brousseau and the Chicago World’s Fair


Many long-term residents of this area will remember the name Louis Brousseau,      well-known for delivering fresh vegetables and berries from his island garden to the towns along the southern shores of Georgian Bay. His nicknames of “Onion King” and “Cranberry Brousseau” … Continue reading

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St. John’s Church Complex in Waubaushene Destroyed by Fire, November 1916


                  The Roman Catholic Church presence in Waubaushene dates back to the town’s beginnings as a lumbering centre in 1861. In that year William Hall established a mill on the shore line east from what is now Pine Street. As … Continue reading

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Iconic Old Waubaushene House Demolished


        Figure 1: 15 Willow Street 2015, from North       Figure 2: East (Coldwater Road) Elevation The house at 15 Willow Street, Waubaushene will soon be no more. It was built c.1880 across Coldwater Road from the head office and company store … Continue reading

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James McCannell’s Heritage Orchard


      The following article describes  the orchard established by Port McNicoll resident James McCannell in memory of his late wife. museum-orchard_seeds-of-diversity-magazine-29-3     This article was originally published in Seeds of Diversity magazine (29.3). Find out more at http://www.seeds.ca/magazineContinue reading

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A Review of Early Gold and Other Mining in Canada


  Presented by James Douglas Haig McCannell   James McCannell is Canada’s oldest active geologist, (geochemist and engineer as well), born in 1916 in Port McNicoll. His first mining experience was a job underground as a helper on a rock … Continue reading

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CFB Borden Legacy Project


Figure 1: Camp Borden c. 1916. Photo Courtesy of Huronia’s Past and Present 2016 is the 100th anniversary of Canadian Forces Base Borden in Angus Ontario. In commemoration of this anniversary Base Borden has built the CFB Centennial Memorial Wall … Continue reading

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