Thomas McKay: The Forgotten Founder of Ottawa – Part 1
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by lynettebloedow
1y ago
“[It is] almost inconceivable that such a man should have found no biographer so far,” wrote Francis J. Audet in 1932. “The extraordinary success of his ventures [is] a striking proof of what may be done in Canada by an enterprising man who applies himself diligently to his task. If he became a rich man, … Thomas McKay: The Forgotten Founder of Ottawa – Part 1 Read More ..read more
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Historical Plaques: War of 1812 – Lake Huron
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by lynettebloedow
1y ago
The battles in the War  of 1812  were fought largely on Lakes Ontario and Huron. The question is still asked, ‘Who won the War of 1812?’ As in all wars, both the United States and Upper Canada won some and lost some battles. Here is some coverage of what happened around Lake Huron, as told … Historical Plaques: War of 1812 – Lake Huron Read More ..read more
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How Canada REALLY Began
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by lynettebloedow
1y ago
The proponents of the 'cancel culture' seek to remove statues and memorial stones from our view in an effort to expunge from our collective social memory those people they deem to be 'blots' to our history. The positive and valuable contributions to our country made by these men, are portrayed  as insignificant compared to their 'shortcomings' as judged by today's standards.  ..read more
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The Peace Tower Shouts ‘He is Risen!!!’
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by lynettebloedow
2y ago
… and He WILL return again to judge the earth. As Easter approaches, I have been musing on the Scripture images and verses on Parliament Hill in their contexts, especially the ones which point to Christ’s crucifixion, and the resurrection from the dead.  John A Pearson dubbed the South Window, ‘The Assembly of Remembrance’. In it are two rows of images representative of different people. The First Row In this first row there are four people: Michael the Archangel, St George slaying the dragon, the figure of Justice who holds a sword showing Christ’s crucified body on the cross, and Joan o ..read more
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Follow The Renos #2: Before They Began…
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by lynettebloedow
2y ago
  Planning The Job Imagine that you own an exquisite, hundred-year-old home with timeless treasures and one-of-a-kind furnishings and artwork. You want to renovate it to bring it into the 22nd century.  You want to restore it ‘like new’.  When it was built, there were no modern heating and cooling systems, no electrical circuit breakers ..read more
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Follow the Renos #1
Christian Roots Canada Blog
by lynettebloedow
2y ago
Parliament Hill Centre Block (Before the Renos) Since January 2019, the Centre Block of Parliament Hill has been under massive renovations, of which the completion date is yet to be determined. Let's take a look at a chronology of the work being done and the updates as I find them online. Click on the links ..read more
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How Canada is Connected to Daniel Chapter 2
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by lynettebloedow
2y ago
It’s a bit of a reach to say that Canada is somehow contemplated in Daniel Chapter 2. It does not mention Canada or the United States or any of the modern political entities in the world today. But there is something in this chapter that certainly points in their direction.  ..read more
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  From France to Canada to Dominion Day
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by lynettebloedow
2y ago
Dominion Day had been a federal holiday that celebrated the enactment of The British North American Act which united four of Britain's colonies - Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Upper and Lower Canada (which became Ontario and Quebec), into a single country within the British Empire, and named that country The Dominion of Canada ..read more
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Look to The Hill: The East Window (Call to Arms)
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by lynettebloedow
2y ago
Christian History On Parliament Hill Friends, The  Centre Block and Peace Tower of the Parliament Buildings were built between the years of 1916 and 1927. The original building was destroyed by fire during the First World War. The Scriptures in The Peace Tower spoke the language of the people at that time.  The Stained Glass ..read more
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Pastors & Criminal Code Section 176
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by lynettebloedow
2y ago
Since 1867, the Criminal Code has been enshrined in our laws. Thanks to John A MacDonald who wrote MOST of the BNA ACT, because few of the Fathers of Confederation lacked the credentials and skills to propose Bills of the calibre needed for debate in the British House of Commons. The BNA Act brought us ..read more
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