Monthly Archives: March 2015

Justin, the Prince of Peace

March 31, 2015 To the editor, Macleans magazine Dear Editor Re your cover, April 13 issue. Nobody knows what Jesus actually looked like.  Is it an accident that the image you chose for this cover looks a lot like Justin Trudeau, or is … Continue reading

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THATCHER AND LAURIER

THE CONTRARIAN Some of my fans (well, two) commented that my putting Thatcher (British conservative) and Laurier (Canadian Liberal) in the same sentence and calling them my hero’s makes no sense (Science versus Santa Claus, Dec 17).   After all, they … Continue reading

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THE BOIVIN BUGGY

THE CONTRARIAN We were talking about the efforts back in the 60’s to adapt snowmobiles to summer use.  Local inventor Marcel Boivin looked at the problem and reasoned that a snowmobile is designed specifically for travel in snow, and trying … Continue reading

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SNOWMOBILES – DRYDEN INVENTOR MARCEL BOIVIN

THE CONTRARIAN Many familiar family names in Dryden start with a young man being hired on a local farm, usually on their way from somewhere in Canada to somewhere else in Canada.  Before WW2 this would be by stealing a … Continue reading

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SUMMER SNOWMOBILES

THE CONTRARIAN   Back in the 50’s and 60’s, Dryden was a wealthy place, full employment at good wages, lots of construction going on, and lots of innovation – our paper company was a leader in many ways, especially in … Continue reading

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