Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.
A blog post about democracy in danger by Persephone.
Built on Islands Unknowingly
Ottawa Citizen, 26 December 1925
In the early days of the settlement of Canada, all islands
were, according to John MacTaggart, to be held sacred as
reserves for the Indians. But, as he remarked in 1829, that
rule was “constantly being broken.” Many settiers, he remarked, located on islands without knowing they were on islands. For instance, he sald Squire Wright settled on the island on which he built Hull without knowing it was an island. Mrs, Firth, of Richmond Landing or Point Nepean fame, also settled her stopping place on an island without knowing she was on an island. Mr. MacTaggart tells that after Mrs, Firth had made the piace famous, various people tried to prove that their land grants included the island on which she was located, but without avail.
Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Barbara Di Mambro, Brenda Turner, Gail B., Glenn Wright, Gloria Tubman, Karen Prytula, Ken McKinlay, Kim, Patte Wood, Penny Allen, Teresa, Unknown.