Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.
The Winter of Our Discontent
January has been awful. The good news is we’re past 19 January which is the coldest day of the year (on average) in Ottawa. Although there’s still scope for colder weather, the coldest temperature recorded in Ottawa, at the Experimental Farm, is -38.3C on 17 February 1934, we could have a bit of a respite in the middle of the coming week.
How to read old handwriting and Transcription Tuesday
From WDYTYA magazine
Ottawa’s Many Peoples’
In 1965 the Ottawa Journal ran a series on the various immigrant groups in Ottawa. They are:
The image numbers are from ancestry.com of the ‘Ottawa Journal’, the same image numbers appear on newspapers.com
Thanks to this week’s contributors. Anonymous, Bob Jones, Brenda Turner, Ken McLeod, Nancy Frey, Teresa, Unknown.