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Glenn Eastman — obituary

EASTMAN, D. Glenn 1934-2024 On Friday, April 12, 2024,...

A pair of poems for spring

Editor's note: Chris Cavan sends these reflections...

Diana’s Quiz – April 13, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  What device in effect...

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Diana’s Quiz – April 13, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  What device in effect launched the Space Age? 2.  What is the Book of Kells? 3.  Movie actor Tom Conway was the brother of which other movie star? 4. ...

Diana’s Quiz – April 6, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  What is Havana Syndrome? 2.  What is the kelvin? 3.  What is the spice mace made from? 4.  Which Canadian-born movie actress and singer made her first movie with...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – March 30, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  The main theory for Easter being called Easter, is that it comes from Eostre, an ancient pagan goddess of harvest and Spring rites.  In many European...

Diana’s Quiz – February 10, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  What is being described as the most important job skill today? 2.  What was the name of the wife of the biblical...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – February 3, 2024

by Diana Filer 1. The Eiffel Tower was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution at the Paris Exposition of 1889. 2. Joseph...

Diana’s Quiz – February 3, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  Why was the Eiffel Tower built? 2.  Who was Joseph Lister? 3.  In which opera is sung the aria 'Nessun dorma'? 4.  How do...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – January 27, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  The Wolf Moon is the first full moon of the new year, so-called because its brightness can bring on the howling...

Diana’s Quiz – January 27, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  What is the Wolf Moon? 2.  How many babies are born daily every year? 3.  What is Hezbollah? 4.  Why is gypsum a...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – January 20, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  Canada has 750 lighthouses, 51 of which are staffed. 2.  Cuzco, Peru, was the capital of the ancient Incas. 3.  The "hat"...

Diana’s Quiz – January 20, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  How many staffed lighthouses are there currently in Canada? 2.  What was the capital of the Inca Empire? 3.  What is a new...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – January 13, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  The proposed new name for Dundas Square in Toronto is Sankofa Square, from the Ghanaian language Twi: ''to retrieve", implying '''to...

Diana’s Quiz – January 13, 2024

by Diana Filer 1  What is the new name for Dundas Square in Toronto? 2.  "Do not go gentle into that good night" is the title and...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – January 6, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  Balthazar is the name of the third wise man. 2.  Gnawa music originated in Morocco with the Gnawa tribe.  It mixes classical...

Diana’s Quiz – January 6, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  The names of the three wise men were Gaspar, Melchior and who? 2.  What is gnawa music? 3.  What were the first candles made...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – December 30, 2023

by Diana Filer 1.  Bonar Law, of Kingston, NB, was Prime Minister of Great Britain from October 23, 1922, until May 20.1923. 2.  The first message of...

Diana’s Quiz – December 30, 2023

by Diana Filer 1.  Which Canadian was once the Prime Minister of Great Britain? 2.  What was the first message sent by Morse Code? 3.  What is the...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – Decmeber 23, 2023

by Diana Filer 1.  Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas' sung by Bing Crosby for the 1942 movie Holiday Inn, is the first secular Christmas pop song. 2. ...

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