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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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Saint Ignace II – 1645 Rosemount Road


                                          The early history of North Simcoe stretches back many centuries before the onset of development and industry. Then, some … Continue reading

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A History of Waubaushene


Waubaushene Waterfront, c1920 Waubaushene is a charming community of several hundred full-time and cottage residents in Tay Township on the south eastern shore of Georgian Bay.  “Waubaushene” is a First Nations word, possibly meaning “land of the rocky marsh”. The … Continue reading

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A History of Victoria Harbour


Victoria Harbour, having celebrated the centennial of its incorporation in 1911, is a charming community of several hundred full-time and cottage residents in Tay Township on the southeast shore of Georgian Bay. The historic core of the village is centred … Continue reading

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First Cat in Huronia, 1623


According to  Elsie M. Jury (she and husband Wilfrid Jury were key players in the development of Ste. Marie Among the Hurons) in her article on Toanché of the Hurons, Canadian Geographical Journal February 1967, the first cat came to … Continue reading

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