Illecillewaet River in the Spring

With the recent flooding in the Balkans’ it is easy to get complacent about flood risk in this part of the world. But the reality is that we have a huge amount of snow still up in those mountains, and warm weather and rain could cause flooding here like that seen in Calgary last year. […]

Brock’s Monument – from the war of 1812

Brock’s Monument is a 56-metre (185 ft) column atop Queenston Heights, in Queenston, Ontario, dedicated to Major General Sir Isaac Brock, one of Canada’s heroes of the War of 1812. Having recently studied the war with the girls, it was amazing to see some of the places and forts in the Niagara region.