Jamie Bradburn is a Toronto-based writer/researcher specializing in historical and contemporary civic matters.
In the ‘50s and '60s, the Barrie Examiner ran a series of New Year's ads featuring the Grim Reaper, pile-ups, and highway carnage.
The Toronto Blueshirts’ troublemaking owner was so reviled by his peers that in 1917 they started a brand-new league without him.
Nationalism, xenophobia, and insults dominated the race in 1917 — and divided the city of Kitchener.
Detail from an ad in the Stratford Beacon-Herald announcing the official opening of the country’s first Simpsons-Sears store.
From morality background checks, to buying limits, to brown paper bags — how the LCBO tried to keep Ontarians on the straight and narrow.
Chatham-Kent has had a crow infestation for more than a century. Rather than fight them, the city is instead focusing on battening down the hatches. The crows are there to stay.