Month: March 2017

Daylight Savings Time

On March 12th most of the world will shift to daylight Savings Time. Summer time as it is called in many European countries. For many of us it’s just a matter of setting our clocks ahead an hour and do a little grumbling over that lost hour of sleep. Hamilton, Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba became the first cities in Canada to experiment with something new called daylight saving time in June 1916. it’s main purpose is to shift an hour of morning daylight, when most of us are sleeping, to the evening hours so we can use it later...

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Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge – March 12, 1857

When I walk the Bayfront Park trail, Waterfront Trail to Princess Point, or even along any of the other walks, I enjoy the beautiful vista looking west across to the “high level bridge” over  the Desjardins Canal. I can see and hear birds, traffic and trains. And I often think about what it was like 160 years ago when a train tumbled from that bridge and fell onto the ice and into the bay. March 12, 1857 a Great Western Train was traveling from Toronto to Hamilton.  It  had made several stops along the way picking up and dropping...

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Around the Bay Road Race

Submitted by Susan  Brooks Everyone get ready to cheer at Hamilton’s Around the Bay Road Race that will be held this year on Sunday, March 26th. The race and relays start at 9:30 and the 5km starts at 9:45, with the 30k (18.6 miles) race starting at York & Caroline, and the 5k starting in front of FirstOntario Centre. Both races finish inside FirstOntario Centre. This is the oldest road race on the continent, being first run in 1894, (three years before the Boston Marathon) and while not being a Boston qualifier, as it is not a Marathon distance,...

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