Canada House

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Our system of government is part of the reason why Canada is known around the world as a good place to live. My wife and I have recently purchased a Campeau house in Elmvale (on Hamlet Road) and after randomly speaking with an elderly gentleman walking by, we learned that he happened to be an original owner (!) of a house of the same model as ours down the street.canada house

There seems to be some bootlegging history associated with this address…I came across this newsclipping on the Vancouver Police Museum website… unfortunately, there is no date and no information about which newspaper it came from… Detective Donald A. Sinclair lived for a time at my old house at 1036 Odlum Drive in Vancouver’s Grandiew neighbourhood where my interest in house history research began.

We wanted more than one outlet per floor due to the way our space would be used, so our layout consisted of a central pipe with branches leading to each hose ‘garage’, which would wrap around the room and come back to the centre of the house where the outlet would be.canada house

This week Canada’s image takes another great leap forward with the reopening of the renovated Canada House, an imposing 19th-century building on Trafalgar Square that will be a cultural as well as diplomatic showcase for Canadians in London and a magnet for the British cultural community.canada house

At the tender age of three, he began to follow in the footsteps of his father, a licensed plumber employed with General Motors as an engineer, who also happened to be a jack of all trades, master of none.” Stuck to his father’s knee as he completed odd jobs around the house and neighborhood, Mike took advantage of his father’s wealth of knowledge.