Historical Figures

The Lady who knew “next to nothing” about Gardening

The Lady who knew “next to nothing” about Gardening. Jeanette Foster Kennedy was born in Toronto, Ontario, on February 26th, 1868, one hundred and fifty-five years ago, but her presence on Vancouver Island is still very much alive. Although her ancestry was both Canadian and Irish, she was destined to become famous on the Saanich …

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Facts and Foolish Things about Shakespeare

Although William Shakespeare apparently died in 1616 on this date (April 23rd), his words have remained timeless—partly because he was able to capture human emotions that are still relevant today. We still use many of the expressions he coined in his plays such as “love is blind” from The Merchant of Venice, “break the ice” …

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