Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Tag Archive for ‘Town of Cobalt’

Changing Seasons – June 2017

This is what it’s all about, folks. The floral glory that is Northern Ontario. What’s that? There’s more to the north than rocks and lakes and trees? You bet your sweet bunchberry there is! Just the other day I discovered the underwater macro feature on my camera.  Love the results for these dry land shots! As with so many landscape images, the camera cannot adequately capture the expanse, the scale […]

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The Cobalt Train Station

I have a thing for trains. Trains are connectors and symbols of community. When you hear the whistle blowing, you feel a surge of anticipation, of arrival. Trains mean prosperity, commerce; the rumbling, powerful engines command respect, and in my opinion, reverence. It’s difficult to explain it to those who don’t share the same sentiment. Take, for example, our real estate agent. He didn’t know what to make of my […]

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Share Your World – June 12, 2017

Remember this past winter when I was bemoaning the fact that I had too much time on my hands? I’m pleased to report that the change in seasons has removed that challenge. That and the fact that I’m busy with the Cobalt Historical Society, big time. Early in June, we held a Speakers’ Symposium, a first for our group. We had no idea how well-attended it would be, especially given that […]

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Postcards – An Understatement

Dear Aunt Catherine We arrived safe and sound. Had a lovely trip. We weren’t a bit tired. Are stopping at Hotel Anselme about two miles from Anthony’s home. Canada is a lovely country, but it is rather cool. Love, Nellie ***   ***   *** Today is the third (or is it fourth? I’ve lost count) day of crappy weather here in good old Cobalt. Rain, wind, and now SNOW! And […]

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Functionality on the Right of Way

The members of the Cobalt Historical Society are the keepers of the Heritage Silver Trail here in the Town of Cobalt and Coleman Township. Reiner and I joined the group last year and are now board members. The role of the CHS is to preserve and promote the mining heritage of our area. That means outside the boardroom we are busy keeping the trails clean and safe, raising funds, and […]

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The Changing Seasons March 2017

A long-time Cobalt resident told me that this winter has been one of the easiest that she remembers in her 90 years living in the area. At the risk of diminishing the concerns related to global warming, I hope the trend continues. Back in Southern Ontario, people report many signs of spring. Am I jealous? Yes and no. Sure, I’d love to hear the birds sing and the frogs croak. […]

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The Changing Seasons: February 2017

Only a few seasonal changes to report from Cobalt. (Or should I say Coleman Township? More on that in a moment.) The snowbanks are somewhat higher, and I’ve noticed the sun sets in a different location. Now that there’s more snow, and more importantly, now that I’ve recovered from the flu, I’ve been able to get out and about and explore some new winter hikes around the area. Technically speaking, […]

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