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'Your Loving Son' recounts letters to a wartime mother

'Your Loving Son' recounts letters to a wartime mother

'The effects of war are permanent and disfigure all of us for generations,' writer says. 'Remembrance is about reminding us of this perennial tragedy'
Ghosts, goblins and low-church Evangelists. Dona Nobis Pacem

Ghosts, goblins and low-church Evangelists. Dona Nobis Pacem

'Halloween is upon us and every spooky thing jumps out to bother me as I am a haunted man,' author notes
The roaring game: From Scotland to Waubaushene and Midland

The roaring game: From Scotland to Waubaushene and Midland

Waubaushene built its first rink in 1879, a full 40 years before James Playfair founded the Midland Curling Club
John Box Horrell, Midlands first mayor <b>(4 photos)</b>

John Box Horrell, Midlands first mayor (4 photos)

Horrell came from Wyebridge in 1879, and built on the southwest corner of King and Hugel where the CIBC branch now stands
Home Port: The Keewatin, an Edwardian-era ship. Ours to lose

Home Port: The Keewatin, an Edwardian-era ship. Ours to lose

Time to act to keep Keewatin in its home port is now, says author, who suggests immediately forming a maritime museum
David L. King, Ogemawahjwon’s Family: Loyal to King and Crown

David L. King, Ogemawahjwon’s Family: Loyal to King and Crown

Medal presented by Prince of Wales in 1860 for War of 1812 actions remains a precious family heirloom
Fall fairs awaken the child in us all <b>(4 photos)</b>

Fall fairs awaken the child in us all (4 photos)

With the Coldwater Fall Fair occuring this weekend, author recalls the awe-inspiring appeal of fairs from days gone by
The Queen is dead. Long live the King!

The Queen is dead. Long live the King!

'We can only say, “Thank Your Majesty for your glorious reign,” author says of Queen Elizabeth II
Back to school blues isn't a new phenomenon for local students

Back to school blues isn't a new phenomenon for local students

From the days of the former Sixth St. School in Midland to the Old Fort School, students have often found summer fleeting as they return to 'reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic'
Last days of summer foster memories of Camp Kitchikewana

Last days of summer foster memories of Camp Kitchikewana

'The sounds of loon and goose, the splash of fish or paddle silent now as the Bay rests until another summer comes,' author reminisces