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Thunder Bay

  • DIY Christmas Wreath - Fresh Green Christmas Wreath | Alex Inspired
    Holidays Uncategorized

    DIY Christmas Wreath

    So I haven’t blogged in awhile… I wasn’t nominated for “Best Blog” from the Walleye – which made me have a good giggle. Do you think it was because I bashed them for their…

  • 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…

  • Logo Design - Lovely Body | Alex Inspired
    Designs

    Logo Design – Lovely Body

    Ok, I have been addicted to Lovely Body since… forever! I started looking for alternative products after I stumbled upon an app called “think dirty”. This app is pretty cool, you can scan any item…

  • "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,…

  • The Court Street Ridge, Port Arthur
    History

    Vanished from the Ridge

    Court Street has a very interesting and long history. It was one of the first streets developed in Port Arthur, with stately homes and sprawling properties. Van Horn Street was actually considered the end…

  • Resources

    Thunder Bay & Local Area Resources

    Searching for our ancestors can be a lot of work. The best advice I was given was to always start where you live. Oddly enough, you should really begin at the cemetery. Here you’ll…

  • Pysanky,mulitiple layers of of wax | Alex Inspired
    Creative Holidays

    The Art of Ukrainian Pysanky

    This weekend the girls and I went to a Ukrainian Pysanky (Easter egg) Workshop at the very cool Ukrainian National Hall (the ceiling and the crown molding are amazing). Jasmine had this great idea;…