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  • The historic High Street Stone Wall - Slated for Demolition | Alex Inspired
    History

    It’s not just a Wall, it’s our History

    In recent news, Thunder Bay City Council decided to remove the historic High Street stone retaining wall and replace it with an artificial “rock face” at a mere $2.4 million price tag. Many citizens are…

  • It's Pierogi, not Perogies | Alex Inspired
    History

    It’s Pierogi, not Perogies

    Warning, this is a public service announcement from Alex Inspired. I may lose or gain some readers depending on your prospective on what I have just written.  Look here Thunder Bay, I have a…

  • "Old Man Russia" lived by McVicar Creek... however this Port Arthur Man was not Russian... | Alex Inspired
    Genealogy History

    Old Man Russian down at McVicar Creek

    The other day my dad told me a story about “Old Man Russian”, who lived on Elgin Street – just a few properties down from Maudslay Court. His lengthy backyard sloped towards McVicar’s Creek, it was…

  • Misfortune at Maudslay Court | Alex Inspired
    History

    Misfortune at Maudslay Court

    In an innocent search for information regarding Port Arthur’s oldest apartment building, Maudslay Court, I stumbled on misfortune. As I mentioned, Maudslay Court is Port Arthur’s oldest apartment building – perfectly situated on Court Street,…

  • One Hundred Christmases Ago | Alex Inspired
    History Holidays

    One hundred Christmases Ago

    One hundred Christmases ago, like today, children all over the world were writing letters to Santa Claus. Unlike today, some of the items listed are a tad unconventional; I don’t know of any children…

  • The Port Arthur Cenotaph | Alex Inspired
    History

    The Port Arthur Cenotaph

    Did you know… The Port Arthur Cenotaph , located in Waverly Park is all thanks to women? Yes women –  The Women’s Canadian Club of Port Arthur, to be precise. They not only advocated for…