Christmas Day has come and gone. The last few days of 2017 are slowly winding down. For many that means taking the time to reflect on a year passed. It also has many looking to the future in anticipation of the New Year to come. CLC can’t help but dwell on these reflections too. What… Read more »
A look at times, places and things past.
Remembrance Day In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we… Read more »
For my sake, I hope not too many of you have had the opportunity to peruse a cemetery. Odds state that many of you have though. For those who have visited a graveyard or two, have you ever looked at some of the markers there? Often they can truly be a work of art in their… Read more »
Winter is winding down. Spring will be here in a little under a month. I don’t know about you, but that gets me in mind of summer roadtrips. You have to book early for many places though, so now is the time to start planning. So what are you doing this year? Driving from coast to coast?… Read more »
Winter has officially arrived, despite a lack of snow to prove its presence. While we struggle through the longest night of the year, Winter Solstice has a brighter side to it—the days are only going to get longer from here. It should come as no surprise then, that festivals of light are so prevalent at this time… Read more »
The History of Christmas Trees Look up into the midnight sky and watch for the twinkle of stars through the branches of an evergreen. This just might be the inspiration for how we came to know and celebrate the beauty of a Christmas tree. Of course the story of Martin Luther’s walk home in the… Read more »
This week we celebrate Remembrance Day. We are tasked with honouring and remembering those who served, both in wars past and in peacekeeping missions today. While we often think of soldiers running into battle, wounded veterans, and crosses row upon row to mark those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom, there are… Read more »
First Nations lore on how maple syrup was discovered.
SEVEN INTERESTING STATISTICS OF SPRUCE TREES Spruce trees are classified in the Pinaceae family in the genus Picea. They are coniferous trees that range from 20-60 metres (60-200 ft) tall. They prefer moist soil and full sun, but will grow in a variety of habitats and are found across Canada. While there are upwards of 35 different species… Read more »
If not for the fork in the Thames River where downtown London, Ontario sits, this city of over 360,000 people might not exist. For it was the view of the Fork of the Thames that Lieutenant Governor John Simcoe Graves fell in love with in 1793 when he was scouting for a new site for… Read more »