A vintage handbill advertises recruits wanted for a lancer regiment headed by Arthur Rankin to fight in the U.S. Civil War.

Man of action, questionable results

Upper Canada, Canada West and Ontario — different names for the same place. It was built by a wide range of characters: surveyors, soldiers, politicians, miners, entrepreneurs, scrappers and showmen.


SPOTLIGHT: Acupuncture for pain

Acupuncture is thought to have originated in China over 5,000 years ago and is one of the most ancient systems of healing in the world. This practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin at specific point locations.

Linda Hoffman- Two Cents Worth

Don’t you just love a storm?

The best storms are at night filled with pummeling rain, crashing and rolling thunder and flares of bright lightning. Well OK, it’s great when you are snuggled up at home, not outside or driving, but still, it’s soothing to just sit, listen to and watch the spectacular flourish of a good thunder storm – the reverberations of nature.