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Tay Heritage Driving Tour, August 7


The Tay Heritage and Port McNicoll Centenary Committees Present the Civic Holiday Tay Heritage Driving Tour, Monday August 7 Join us at the 2017 “Tay Heritage Driving Tour”, a car rally based on having fun and exploring the local area.  … 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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2015 Ontario Archeological Society Symposium


The annual symposium of the Ontario Archeological Society (OAS) was held at the Best Western Conference Centre, Midland, on October 16 – 18 2015 Hosted by the Huronia Chapter (Midland) of the OAS, some 300+ attendees included 50+ Quebec Wendat … Continue reading

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Friends in High Places


  In the heyday of Victoria Harbour, Sir Wilfred Laurier was Prime Minister, The Victoria Harbor Lumber Company was the town’s economic engine, and John Waldie was Company President. 1898 was a very good year for Waldie and the Company, … Continue reading

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Early History of the Port McNicoll Public School: 1911 – 1953


In light of declining enrollment and ageing infrastructure, the Simcoe County District School Board decided in 2013 to close the elementary schools in Port McNicoll and Waubaushene. Beginning in the fall of 2015, students from the Waubaushene and Victoria Harbour Schools … Continue reading

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Closing the Waubaushene Public School


  Figure 1: Waubaushene Elementary School 2015 2015 saw the last graduating class from S.S. 12, Waubaushene Elementary School.  In light of declining enrollment and ageing infrastructure, the Simcoe County District School Board had decided in 2013 to close the … Continue reading

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Some new thoughts about St. Ignace II location


http://uwww.oashuroniachapter.com/2013/02/when-distance-matters.html Recent discussion between Steve Catlin, Martyrs Shrine Archivist, and John Raynor, President of the Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society  

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