Year: 2013

Charles T. Peterson (1913-2007) – His (Rejected) Submission to the Royal Commission on the Northern Environment, 1978

My father Charles T Peterson (1913-2007) was born and raised in Bruce Mines, Ontario. He was very concerned about irresponsible development in Northern Ontario, so made a submission to the Royal Commission on the Northern Environment, 1978. His submission was rejected, but some of his arguments for sustainable development are worth noting.

Jay Peterson (1920-1976) – Examples of Her Art, ca. 1939-1961

Around the early 1960s, my mother painted pictures of children on the wall of my father’s periodontal office. His office was torn down shortly after he retired, but before his office was dismantled, he cut the pictures out of the wall and had them individually framed; a couple of examples are included with this post.

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) Proposed Urban Reserve for London, Ontario, Canada – Some Points for Discussion

The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) is located about 20 km southwest of London. In 2013, COTTFN voted in favour of creating an urban reserve as part of a land claims settlement. This reserve was to be located in London. I examine the implications of this.