Saturday, July 11, 2015

Extra news items 11 July 2015

Here are some news items which have come across the desk this morning -

Isn't this a neat idea from Canada's heritage!

Cheryl Horgan, a local St. John's artist, is making jewellery from a church's copper roofing. And she is using the copper roofing as it is stripped off the 160-year-old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, so that the copper roofing can be replaced.

Cheryl is donating two third of the sales to the restoration effort of the roof of the church.

To read the rest of the story, go to

And her come another neat idea.

To the Revitalizing Indigenous Agriculture Project, methods of indigenous culture will be used to plant the seeds and help the garden grow at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatoon.

And they are using Mohawk traditions using the idea of growing for sustenance.

To see the pictures of the garden, go to

And finally, there is the project called A Flanders Field in London, Ontario, a remembrance project that about a dozen local volunteers has been busy planing a garden of poppies.

The garden will be on the city-owned park on the southwest corner of Veterans Memorial Parkway and River Road. Over the past two years, they’ve been developing a large poppy garden to honour veterans, remember soldiers who have fallen and provide information about Canada’s military history.

Here is the story in the paper

Here is their website at

Until next time, this is what crossed my desk this morning.


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