Ornaments from Christmases Past

Ornaments from Christmases Past By Mary Ann Grant   Years ago, this writer became a collector of old-fashioned ornaments that fell out of favour with the advent of plastic. Whether antique, vintage or reproduction, they are precious for their beauty and unique...
A Tom Thomson Mystery

A Tom Thomson Mystery

A Tom Thomson Mystery By Fred Blair ​If you found the name “Tom Thomson” on the back of a landscape painting, would you think of the Group of Seven?  This is a wandering tale about a painting and the possible connections between four landscape painters and Stephen...
Private Raymond John Gagnon

Private Raymond John Gagnon

Private Raymond John Gagnon By Mary Ann Grant The son of Aimee and Emile Gagnon came to Rathburn, Ontario (Monck Road) from Alberta as a boy. The family operated a small strawberry farm on the 12th Concession of Mara Township. A happy-go-lucky lad, Gagnon enjoyed...