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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wednesday's Vehicle - 1962 Dodge

Harper dumbing down Canadians.... are you really that stupid and ignorant that you believe this tyrant

Canadian libricide: Tories torch and dump centuries of priceless, irreplaceable environmental archives

Back in 2012, when Canada's Harper government announced that it would close down national archive sites around the country, they promised that anything that was discarded or sold would be digitized first. But only an insignificant fraction of the archives got scanned, and much of it was simply sent to landfill or burned.

Unsurprisingly, given the Canadian Conservatives' war on the environment, the worst-faring archives were those that related to climate research. The legendary environmental research resources of the St. Andrews Biological Station in St. Andrews, New Brunswick are gone.  The Freshwater Institute library in Winnipeg and the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland: gone. Both collections were world-class.  An irreplaceable, 50-volume collection of logs from HMS Challenger's 19th century expedition went to the landfill, taking with them the crucial observations of marine life, fish stocks and fisheries of the age. Update: a copy of these logs survives overseas.  The destruction of these publicly owned collections was undertaken in haste. No records were kept of what was thrown away, what was sold, and what was simply lost. Some of the books were burned.

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A sad testament to the people of Canada and their complacency

How Harper exploits Canadians’ ignorance of parliamentary democracy

Article from Dec 2012 worth re-reading:

"The current occupant of 24 Sussex has unleashed a torrent of deliberate misinformation about the tenets of parliamentary democracy in his amazingly successful drive to further confuse Canadians about the manner and traditions of their form of government."

Canada has the most dysfunctional and undemocratic parliament in the British Commonwealth. Canadians have been reduced to electoral democracy, not parliamentary democracy.

Democratizing the Constitution — Reforming Responsible Government, a new book by political scientists Peter Aucoin, Mark D. Jarvis and Lori Turnbull, defines electoral democracy as “a system in which the electorate decides who forms the government and the prime minister then governs as a virtual autocrat until the next election … The concentration of powers … cannot be permitted to remain in the hands of a single individual who is able to undermine democratic governance at his or her will.”


Listen up Canada

Harper hears you. Now shut up.

What if your parents used your allowance to convince you that you really wanted Brussels sprouts for dinner, not a fruit salad?

Turns out that’s what the Harper government has been doing to Canadians for years. While Canadians have been polled and focused-grouped ad nauseum on their policy priorities — which, consistently, are health care, education, the environment, pensions and veterans — they’ve instead been fed a steady diet of made-in-Alberta priorities: skills development, Employment Insurance reform, temporary foreign workers and plenty of pipelines.

Oh, and let’s not forget the great cell phone competition boondoggle — where millions were spent to convince us of how much we loathe our cell phone carriers, rather than on actually doing anything about their so-called ‘anti-competitive’ ways.

No one is suggesting keeping the oil industry well-greased isn’t important to all Canadians, or that a government — any government — doesn’t need to make keeping its economy in good working order. Like it or not, Canada is a petro state first and foremost … but not only. But for citizens to consent to be governed, there needs to be a sense that government understands their priorities and will focus on them.


Enid and Eulalia

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday's Vehicle - 1960 Buick

Canadians have values.... Stephen Harper does not... the ignorant pig of parliament hill

Harper has ignored Canadian ways while destroying our reputation

There’s a clear disjuncture between Canadians and the Harper government on Canada’s foreign policy, writes former Conservative prime minister Joe Clark

The Senate scandal, more than anything else in the seven years of the Stephen Harper government, has exposed the authoritarian workings of this Prime Minister’s Office. Nowhere has his tight control been more ruthless than in the execution of foreign policy, his one-man show in which his foreign ministers are treated as clerks carrying out his orders and reading speeches and ‘talking points’ written in his office.
Joe Clark, former Conservative prime minister, lays this out in detail in his latest book, How We Lead (Random House, 273 pages).
It’s a damning critique of how Harper has changed Canada’s image in the world, from a nation admired for its sophistication in mediating, peacekeeping and working co-operatively in multilateral institutions to one that’s belligerent, divisive and dismissive of the United Nations and other international institutions, such as the Commonwealth, La Francophonie and the Organization of American States.
Clark notes that Harper brought about these profound changes with “little public or no parliamentary discussion or attention.” Nor was Harper’s planned change of direction ever mentioned “in the platforms or prominent policy positions of his Conservative Party.”



Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday's Vehicle - 1956 Lincoln Continental MKII

Liar, Liar Liar.... killing Canadians to support the oil magots

Alberta doctor tells U.S.: Canada is ‘lying’ about tar sands’ health effects

American Senators told that oil sands are linked to a huge spike in cancer, despite Canadian government claims

A northern Alberta doctor warned U.S. Senators on what he says have been the devastating health impacts of the tar sands on families – effects, he says, that have been willfully “ignored” by the Canadian and Alberta governments.

“I appeal to you to keep up the pressure – this is an ongoing tragedy.  A total disgrace,” said Dr. John O’Connor, Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

He sighted statistics for rare cancers – of the bile duct for example – that have shot up 400 times for what is considered normal for a tiny community, such as Fort Chipewyan – which is downstream, to the north of the oil sands.

“These are published, peer-reviewed studies that indicate that the government of Alberta and Canada have been lying, misrepresenting the impact of industry on the environment,” said O’Connor.

The Alberta government has long denied cancer links with the province's multi-billion-dollar crown energy jewel.  It states on its website that there is "insufficient evidence to link the incidence of cancer in Fort Chipewyan to oil sands operations" and rates of cancer are "within the expected range."

O'Connor finds that hard to believe.“All of the scientific studies that have accumulated, it’s almost like they don’t exist,” he said.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday's Vehicle - 1965 BMW

Michael Harris at Unifor Ontario Regional Council, November 2014

Driver calls BMW with complaint.

This is your giggle for the day.

             Listen carefully at the start to hear this guys complaint.........

    Driver calls BMW with a complaint

Thanks Richard 

Vrai amitié elle est bonne en maudit

 Un vrai chum..

Le gars amène, après sa partie son meilleur partenaire de golf à la maison pour souper, sans avertissement à 18h00.
Sa femme crie comme une folle devant l'ami qui a la bouche ouverte en écoutant cette chicane...
"Mes estie de cheveux et mon makeup ne sont pas faits, la maison est en désordre, la calice de vaisselle n'est pas faite.
Tu peux pas voir que je suis encore en sacrement de pyjama  et que je ne veux pas être dérangée, pour faire un souper ce soir!
Pourquoi sacrement que tu l'invites à la maison sans m'en parler, calice de stupide ?
Il répond; 

Parce qu'il pense à se rier."                                                                 Bonne semaine 
Thanks Ivan

"The Three Terrors"

Thanks Ralph

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Thursday's Vehicle - 1933 Plymouth Hot Rod

Merry Christmas

Season's Greetings

Season's greetings to all our friends.

Ivan + Odette
Thanks Ivan and Odette


Merry Christmas

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Thanks Maria


Thanks Normand and Louise

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays

My dear,

It is a treat to be able to reach out to you with real heartfelt joy of this Holiday Season and having the pleasure and opportunity to say Merry Christmas. 

I wish that the magical and wonderful reason of this holy season will stay with you and yours throughout the coming New Year.

With much love,

Thanks Heidi

Wild and crazy guy


I 'm dreaming of a cool convertible, just like the one I use to have....  Emoji

Where the soft top is down and people listen......  Emoji

to hear tires squelling on the road.  Emoji
(I can't believe I dressed in a pink shirt and supported mustache)
Thanks Joe Y..... LOL those were the days

Xmas Season Smiles & Chuckles...........

Thanks Randy

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tuesday's Vehicle - 1956 Mercury Monterey Lead Sled

Twas the week before Christmas on Parliament Hill

'Twas the week before Christmas and Canadians were keen,
To witness a parliamentary nativity scene.

There are lots of bad actors in this political fray,
So I took up the task of casting this play.

The Prime Minister thought there may be a chance,
But said, “First let me check with the boys in short pants”.

The kids all agreed, “All our ministers are in”,
But when you look at the lineup, the talent's quite thin.

I said, “Not to be mean or even unkind,
But I don't think three wise men will be easy to find”.

And the gifts they would bear, frankincense, myrrh, and gold,
Will take 50 years to deliver, I'm told.

I then got an email from the PMO lads,
“We're going to promote it with action plan ads”.

So Joseph was a carpenter, a fixer of note,
Our honourable Speaker would garner my vote.

The cranky innkeeper who showed little heart,
The government House leader might like that part.

The good shepherd should be played by a brave and strong voice,
Our Sergeant-at-Arms is the obvious choice.

But who'll play the Saviour, God's only son?
How 'bout someone born Christmas Day, 1971.

Organized crime at the Federal level: Conservatives are stealing from the working class

EDITORIAL: EI backlog leaves Canadians in lurch

People buy insurance to have a safety net in an emergency.

With federal Employment Insurance, of course, it’s usually not optional — most working Canadians must pay EI premiums — but the basic concept is the same. If someone loses his job, EI is supposed to kick in after a couple of weeks to help pay the bills until that person can find alternative employment.

That means the federal government has a tremendous duty of care to ensure the EI system is functioning as expected. Legitimate claimants who’ve paid into the system expect — indeed, count on — the program to work when needed. Discovering it doesn’t can inflict real damage in people’s lives.

Ottawa has clearly failed to fulfil that duty. The number of Canadians having to wait more than four weeks for a decision on their EI claims last year climbed above 90,000, our Ottawa Bureau Chief Paul McLeod reported Friday.

In 2010, that number had been less than half that amount, at 44,000.


Your CPC government phucking taxpayers

How the Grinch taxed Christmas!

The Grinches in Ottawa may not be stealing Christmas, but next year they are doing the next worst thing: taxing it.

Next Christmas, Canadians will be paying more for toys, warm winter clothing and even the lights on their Christmas trees, thanks to a little-known change to the tariff code.

In Budget 2013, the Federal government changed the tariff status of goods produced in over 50 countries, including India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Thailand and Argentina. The new rules come into effect on January 1st, 2015 and will have Canadian consumers pay higher tariffs on over one thousand types of goods, ranging from toilet seats to coffins. The Federal government estimates Canadians will pay an extra $350 million each year in taxes due to these changes.


While the Federal government has not released a list of the affected goods or how much more revenue each tax increase will generate, we can estimate them using the World Bank’s WITS database. The WITS data shows that even small children will not escape these tax hikes, as the tariff on tricycles, wagons and dolls’ carriages is increasing from five to eight per cent. The tax increases on Timmy’s tricycle and Maggie’s little red wagon will cost kids (or more accurately, their parents) an estimated $16 million per year.

Administrators comment..... The CPC just announced a commission to investigate the US/Canada price differential.... serious Canada.... Stephen Harper thinks you are an idiot .... are you going to prove him right in 2015?

Who in Kuwait is searching my blog?

As many of my readers are aware I am convinced that Michael Sona did not act alone when the "robocall" scandal occurred in Guelph Ontario. Further to that a judge has stated, in another case of misleading calls, that there was a concerted effort to deceive the public however he found there was insufficient evidence in those cases to overturn the election results.

In eveidence uncovered during the investigation the following was established.....

"Elections Canada investigator Al Mathews says two Conservative officials in the Ontario riding – Marty Burke campaign manager Ken Morgan and director of communications Michael Sona – were overheard discussing the use of harassing and misleading calls in U.S. political races.

Two days before voting day, Mr. Mathews also reports, Mr. Morgan and Mr. Sona asked a campaign colleague to give them contact information for RackNine Inc., the Alberta firm used to deliver the fraudulent robo-calls."

Ken Morgan refused to talk with officials and under Canadian law there is no way to compel someone to testify on elections impropriety. Ken Morgan immediately left Canada for Kuwait.

In 2012 I posted an article about Ken Morgan and shortly after I received a comment, from Kuwait, referring to me as an "uninformed quack"..... the writer signed off as KM...

I am still convinced that the Federal Party Headquarters of the CPC were aware and condoned this American style attack on the Canadian democratic process and that Ken Morgan was complicit in some way.

Since Thursday of last week I have had 7 hits from Kuwait on my blog. All 7 were from the same IP address and all 7 were searching multiple pages from 2012, the timeline of my original posting.

I don't get many hits from Kuwait, perhaps 4 in the past 2 years, and those were in 2012 searching information on Ken Morgan.

If Harpers gestapo, who I assume monitor blogs, would like the IP addresses I will gladly provide them ...... if they agree to bring the appropriate charges of electoral fraud against all those in the CPC who were party to the conspiracy to subvert Canada's electoral process.

Come Clean PM Harper

Please send your letter now calling on Prime Minister Harper to come clean, finally, about who paid off his campaigns that put him into power!

And please Share this page with everyone you know.

You have the right to know who paid off Stephen Harper’s campaign costs.

Who paid off Prime Minister Harper’s campaign costs that first put him into power?

 Did oil and gas companies and their executives pay off Harper’s costs with huge donations? Did foreign companies? Did China-owned companies? PM Harper still refuses to tell us who paid off hundreds of thousands of dollars of his campaign costs to become party leader.

What has PM Harper done for these secret donors? Is he pushing pipelines and refusing to restrict oil and gas companies to combat climate change to pay back his secret donors?

Did he weaken federal environmental protection laws in dangerous ways to pay back his secret donors? Has he muzzled federal government scientists to pay back his secret donors?


Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday's Vehicle - WWII Staff Car

Big Brother Steve is keeping an eye on the little people and squandering millions

Federal government has spent more than $20M on monitoring massive log of keywords

The government has spent more than $20-million on media monitoring contracts since December 2012, despite maintaining more than 3,300 communications staff across government.

Included within the government’s media monitoring contracts are more than 1,100 pages of search terms (half English, half French) that show the government keeping an eye on what reporters, critics and its own spokespersons are saying. The media monitoring search terms are for contracts entered into, or in force, on or since March 21, 2013 to June 2014.

The search terms for one department include the Conservative Party of Canada and former Tory MP Dean Del Mastro. Opposition parties suggest such search terms mean the government is spending the money for political gain.

What does Stephen Harper fear from the Canadian public?

10 reasons you should be creeped out by Stephen Harper's anti-privacy agenda

Canadians' privacy is in the spotlight after Stephen Harper's controversial pick to be the country's next privacy watchdog arrived on Parliament Hill on Tuesday amid a growing chorus of critics of the government's latest snooping bill, C-13.
Here are 10 things you need to know about why alarm bells are going off:

1. C-13 opens the floodgates to telecom companies giving your private info to the government  — and you'll never even know it


Harper: All show no substance

Fight for the pole a photo op

Harper, Putin pose while the Danes just may have most plausible claim to the North Pole

Saint Nicholas (also known as Santa Claus, Kris Kringle or Father Christmas) has had to put up with a lot over the years. After the latest blow, he may not show up at all next week.
First, they decided he had to reside at the North Pole, where the temperature often falls to 50 degrees below zero and there are several months of complete darkness each year just when the workload peaks.
The south coast of what is now Turkey, where St. Nick originally lived and worked, was much nicer.
Then in a series of ads in the 1930s the Coca-Cola Company crystallized his image as a fat old man wearing clothes that are frankly a fashion disaster.
And now, as a final indignity, they are trying to make him a Danish citizen.
On Monday, Denmark submitted documents claiming the North Pole as Danish territory (since the Danish kingdom includes Greenland). It was a "historic and important milestone" for Denmark, said Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard. It was also provocative and pointless, but he forgot to mention that.

Wedding photos

It's said "there's always hope" but I'm not too sure about this chap!!!

Thanks Kerry

Gorilla Reunion: Damian Aspinall's Extraordinary Gorilla Encounter on Go...

Thanks Norman

Rather long but interesting to those who enjoy Canadian history

in 1963, when my grand aunt Eva passed away and left me shares in Consolidated Mines as well as a mans diamond ring that I had reset for Pat's engagement ring. The lawyer convinced us to sell the shares and we each received $1600 dollars

Charles sitting, Eva (l), Arthur (my grandfather) and Helen
The following is text from my great grandfathers testimony.....

For more on C. H. Taylor's exploits go to
The 1890 Report of the Royal commission on the Mineral Resources of Ontario,

Page 550 (From INDEX OF WITNESSES which gives pages where witness testimony is found.)


Taylor, Charles, engineer (Bridgewater), Madoc, Oct. 2. ................................ .52, 86, 111, 133

(He is also in effect mentioned on pages 79 & 87)


page 52


Charles Taylor—We get actinolite within a distance of two and a half to four miles from Bridgewater; there is some in the 2nd concession of Hungerford, and Hungerford and there is some on lot 7 in the 2nd concession of Elzevir. I know where there is plenty of it, but the greatest deposits are in those places; it is in pockets in a magnesian rock associated with dolomite. It appears in forms like veins, which run crosswise of the country rock.    We find it at the surface, but have never been successful in following it to any depth; it appears to be in pockets and runs out.


Page 79


ROOFING MATERIALS. [Not C.H. Taylor’s words.]

Fibrous serpentine, called "actinolite," is found near Bridgewater, in the county of Hastings. No member of the Commission visited the places of production, but the process of manufacture at the mill in Bridgewater was witnessed. This consists simply in breaking the rock in a Blake crusher and then grinding the crushed material in Taylor's disintegrator, after which it is bagged and shipped. The rock is similar to what is called fibrous talc in New York state, where it is ground for a like purpose.[disintegrator = pulveriser mentioned on page 86]


Page 86


Charles Taylor—My business is that of engineer. At present I live at Bridge-water, Ontario. For the last twenty-five years I have been interested in mining in Nova Scotia and Ontario. In Nova Scotia I was employed by the London Gold Mining Co. as superintendent of their works, and I erected the first crusher in that part of the country. I came to this part of Ontario about six years ago from Montreal. Directly or indirectly I have been engaged in mining operations for about twenty-five years. I have been working the actinolite mills at Bridgewater. I put up the works there, and I have three patents on the process, one for breaking the stone, one for pulverising, and the other for a composition for roofing. The actinolite occurs diagonally in the vein, at an angle of about 40 degrees. We get it sometimes in veins, sometimes in pockets; some of the pockets are from 10 to 12 feet broad, and where found in pockets it is generally in prisms. It seems to be associated in an upheaval between the dolomite and the gneiss or trap. On the east side is a conglomerate of limestone and quartz pebbles, with a matrix of limestone; next the conglomerate is slate then magnesian rock, and then the gneiss again. There is no trap near the actinolite itself. I have seen actinolite occurrences in other parts of the country, but only on the same range of rocks; I have not seen them in any other range. This is the only place I have seen it in Ontario.  I have seen it in the province of Quebec; but there it does not occur in the same manner, being associated with asbestos. We get different kinds of actinolite; one kind is long, another comes up in prisms from one-half or five-eighths of an inch to six inches long. It is all the same when ground. We have not found any asbestos. I think the present source of supply may become exhausted without regular mining and a great deal of expense.  During the six years I have been in the business we have sent away from our place about $6,000 worth a year. The actinolite is first broken up, then it is pulverised, then it is ground into dust, except that the live fiber is drawn the same as paper pulp; that absorbs the tar and it consolidates. We mix it up with tar the same as mortar, and it can be put on the same as mortar. What we ship from the factory we do not mix with tar; we sell it in a pulverised state. It is put up in bags containing; 100 pounds; one bag contains enough for10 feet square of roofing and the price per bag is75cents. It takes about 30 horse-power to drive the machinery for grinding 25 to 30 tons a day. We use water power altogether.   Our mill runs about six or eight weeks in the year, and we find a market for our product in Canada and the States. We always have orders ahead, and this year we could not fill all the orders because we had not sufficient water. In addition to roofing our product is used for sidewalks and the foundations of houses. It does not crack or shrink, and it is fire proof. The tar will burn a little, but that forms as a crust; it is a non-conductor. At our mills we employ sometimes as many as 16 or 17 teams. Five men are employed in the mill, and at other times the same men work in the mine.    We pay $1.25 a day to men, and $2.50 for teams. The duty entering the States is 10 per cent, because it is not a finished article; that amounts to about $1.50 a ton.    The raw material costs us about $3 a ton.


Page 87


Joseph James—I am in partnership with Mr. Taylor in the actinolite business, which is now in liquidation.   The capital invested is about $17,000 or $18,000. Mr. Taylor's share is about $3,000. The cement we manufacture is made for roofing. It is altogether different from any other kind of cement; it is the only one using actinolite or fiber to make the bond; the others use mica for that purpose. We also grind cement in which mica is used as a further bond, and I think this is an improvement. As the trade get it, it is ground to about 60-mesh; it is mixed with coal tar and pitch, and sometimes asphalt, according to the quality of the roofing desired. It is spread on the roof while hot, the total thickness including the felt on which it is spread being half an inch. This, roofing never gets hard; it remains elastic, and will bend to a limited extent without cracking. Our patent covers the use of actinolite with coal tar or its chemical equivalent. The process of laying it is not a patent, only the materials. The cost is about the same as a good gravel roof, and it is more durable and better in every respect.    The coal tar or pitch is hermetically sealed in the material, and cannot possibly evaporate or dry up. The sun or the frost will not affect it. It is as fireproof as a roof can be; more so than any metal roof. Insurance companies take it as a first class roof. It has another advantage over metal roofs besides being much less expensive; it is not affected by coal gas in cities, as is the case with metal roofs, particularly in foggy weather. The proportion in mixing is 11 gallons of coal tar or its equivalent to 100 pounds of actinolite. It is infusible; it can be softened by heat, but cannot burn. I grind some mica for the Grand Trunk to use as a lubricator. The first cement was made here in June,1883, since that time there has been turned out about 50,000 bags of 100 Ib. each. Last year was our smallest year's business, owing to trouble among ourselves. It is now four years since any endeavor was made to extend the business, but I think it is capable of being extended largely. Our principal markets are Montreal, Chicago and Detroit. I am satisfied with Taylor's pulveriser; l don't know of anything to beat it. I can put through 25 tons a day of ordinary rock, 12 hours work and 2,300 revolutions to the minute. It will grind 20 tons of phosphate in ten hours. Working easily it will do about 11/2 tons of the actinolite an hour. I would recommend it as the best grinder l know. I have seen it grinding bones in the Montreal abattoir. It will do about the same amount of quartz as of phosphate. The vein on lot 7 in the 1st concession of Kaladar is 10 or 12 inches wide on the surface. We have gone down 23 feet, and it is about from 21/2 to 4 feet wide. I think it is a vein there, because I never found it in any place else to that depth. Our material costs us from $1 to $5 a ton.


page 111.


“Charles Taylor.— We are at present taking the gold out of the tailings of the Consolidated mine by amalgamation. Our process is a simple one and is not patented ; it simply consists in using a sodium amalgam. When our mercury flowers we use a copper amalgam. I do not think we get all the gold. In every ton we put through I think we leave $35 or $30; if assayed it will show that. By the first process the company adopted I do not think they got more than $7 or $8 a ton of concentrates, though it assayed from $60 to $70 to the ton. The first process was to pass it through Cornish rolls, then it went through a large screen, then Extracting ore condensed in a large chamber. The average gold in the ore was $15 to the ton, and in the concentrates $80 to $80, but it is seldom that more than one-half the amount of the assay is got. We take about $4.50 a ton out of the tailings; we put through about eight tons a day, and with two men we take out from $100 to $!50 a week. We began working about the latter part of June, but water was scarce; now water is plenty, but the weather is getting too cold. This ore was treated by the chlorination process, but the article treated was not half burned, and all the gold was got out of the small part that was calcined. The dust on the beams of the wall assays $20 to the ton. The oxide of iron, if outside the gold, prevents the mercury from touching it, but by using caustic soda the oxide of iron is cut from the surface. In a building 40 feet square I can do twice as much as they can do with all their works at Deloro, which cover half an acre. My pulveriser can be placed in position with out foundation or anything of that kind. After crushing the ore I would burn it and take out the arsenic, and then it would be in a state to take out the gold by my process. If you were to stamp as fine as my pulveriser does you would not be able to do more than a ton a day, while I can pulverise from 8 to 10 tons a day. This machine occupies but a small space, and I am prepared to enter into a contract to crush from 8 to 12 tons a day, and put it through 60 mesh. These refractory ores; should be calcined in all cases. I have not as yet treated any arsenical ore here that was not treated before, but we treated arsenical ore in Nova Scotia. Except my process, I do not know of any by which it can be successfully treated; no one has treated it with caustic soda but myself. The proportion of caustic soda used is about two pounds to the ton of water. We keep the water up to blood heat and oxidise the mercury with acids; we also use a little muriatic acid and a little sulphur sometimes. The caustic soda will clear grease from the mercury.”


Page 133


Charles Taylor—Sometimes we get very good shows of copper and iron pyrites in the actinolite district. There is a large bed of iron pyrites in Hungerford, south of Copper and the Sheffield station. It is from four to six feet wide, and I think it extends over a large area. A pit has been sunk down 30 or 40 feet, and it can be shovelled out. A gold crusher was built upon it once, but there is only a show of gold.


Page 478 [The Taylor kiln mentioned below likely has nothing to do with C.H. Taylor, but he mentions burning the ore on page 111. That burning likely involved a kiln.]


The Swedish Westman kiln and Dillner kiln divide with the American Taylor kiln the commendations of Mr. Lilienberg, an authority on the subject. The last named is the least expensive kiln, and its capacity for reducing the sulphur in the very sulphurous magnetic ores of New Jersey has been successfully demonstrated. Whether the like result is attainable with less sulphurous ores such as those of eastern Ontario is not to be inferred without trial. The facility with which any ore will part with sulphur depends upon its density, crystalline texture and the mineral character of the pyrites. Summing up the requirements of a roasting kiln, they seem to be as follows: (1) The sulphur shall be reduced by single roasting from 3 to 4 down to 0.10 per cent. (2) Fine ore and lumps have to be roasted together as they come from the mines, without any extra expense for separation. (3) The cost of a kiln roasting 50 tons of ore a day shall not exceed |2,000, which of course ought to stand in some proportion to the price of the ore. (4) The cost of roasting shall not exceed 25 cents a ton. (5) The height shall not be greater than the space below the track in the stock-house, or about 12 feet, in order that elevators may be avoided and hopper cars used for direct unloading."^ Such are the tests to be applied in estimating the qualities of a kiln, in the opinion of Mr. ….


* In the Taylor kiln with its short space above and the long space below the gas inlet* sulphur is generally reduced from 2 to 5 per cent, down to 0.25 per cent., sometimes to 0.10 per cent. The cost of erection is $l,800 to $2,000, or about one-fourth of that of the West man kiln. The height for lifting the ore is about the same.   The consumption of coal, which is an important item where the waste gases from the blast furnace cannot be used, is reported to me so low as l cwt. lump anthracite per ton of ore.—Journal of the Charcoal Iron Workers, vol. ni5p. 264.

f N. Lilienberg, in the Charcoal Iron Workers' Journal, vol. in, pp. 261-263. J Journal of the Charcoal Iron Workers, vol. in., p. 265,



6.5  After Canada Consolidated

The story of Canada Consolidated runs cold after 1883. It is assumed that the corporate entity continued to exist and own the land. From then until 1896, the property was worked intermittently by two operations which exploited the heavy capital investment made by Canada Consolidated.


6.5.1 Charles Taylor

In June 1888 Charles Taylor, a local mining engineer, started extracting gold from the mill tailings. He used a simple amalgamation process and obtained about $4.50 of gold per ton of tailings. Working with two men he extracted about $100.00 to $150.00 per week. Taylor boasted that he used a building 40 feet (12m) square and could process twice as much ore as the original company could do with a mill that covered half an acre. However, he did admit that he was treating arsenical ore that had already been concentrated by the previous company.133


APPENDIX D Maltby and Associates Inc Collections Report

Charles Taylor: In 1888 a Mining Engineer by the name of Charles Taylor was extracting gold from the tailings of the Consolidated Gold Mine. Taylor had been in the mining business for 25 years and worked in Nova Scotia and Ontario. He came to Ontario about 1882 and was living in Bridgewater. He was involved in a number of mining activities.31