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A.A. Greer General Store

  • Greer
  • Corporate body
  • 1878-1976

Joseph Cunningham erected a store and dwelling in 1878 in Glamis, Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. He ran the business until his death in 1918. Following Joseph's death, his wife Nancy and twin daughters, Laura and Lila, carried on the business until 1922, when Albert Arthur "Bert" Greer married Joseph's daughter, Laura Cunningham, and purchased the business. Shortly thereafter, Bert set up a seed cleaning plant in the building west of the storeBert and Laura's son, Ernie (Arthur Ernest Greer) took over the business in the 1940s, following his return from service in the Second World War. The store was sold in 1976 to Mr. Cornelius Nan.

A.E. Wicks Ltd

  • Corporate body

A.E. Wicks Ltd., founded in 1920, was a lumber company in Northeastern Ontario founded by Arne Ernie Wicks.

A.M. Nicholson (UCCA)

  • Person
  • 1900-1991

Alexander Malcolm “Sandy” Nicholson (1900-1991) was a United Church minister, politician and farmer. He was born in Lucknow, Ontario to parents Alexander Nicholson and Isabelle MacDonald. In 1920 he left his hometown to farm in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan and then in 1921 enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan St. Andrew’s College to study theology. There he joined the Student Christian Movement (SCM) and by 1924 was on the National Committee representing the University. In 1927 he graduated with a degrees in Art and Theology. After networking with a minister from St. Stephens, Edinburgh at a SCM event in Europe, Nicholson decided to do post-graduate work in Edinburgh, Scotland. He and his new wife Marian Leila Massey moved to Edinburgh. In the mornings he would study at the University of Edinburgh, and in the afternoons he served as Assistant Minister to St. Stephens. After studying for a year and half his was called home because his father was ill. Upon their return he was convinced by Dr. John L. Nichol, Superintendent of Missions for Northern Saskatchewan, to serve a five year term in the Hudson Bay Junction. There he became the first United Church Minister. During this time he also became very interested in politics and became an organizer for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in 1935. Aside from his church career Nicholson had very successful political career. He was elected as a federal Member of Parliament in northern Saskatchewan in 1940 and served four terms until 1957. Between 1960 and 1967 he served at the Minister of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation for the Saskatchewan Legislature. His theological background gave his politics a Christian perspective aiming to improve the general lot of people and committing to peace. Nicholson remained active in the church for the remainder of his political career and after retirement. Upon retirement, he also became very interested in oral history and produced many interviews now housed in the provincial archives of Saskatchewan and Ontario. As part of the Division of Communication’s Oral History Project, Nicholson conducted oral history interviews of United Church ministers for the United Church Archives. Nicholson and his wife, Marian, had three children, Ruth, Mary Anna, and Alexander.

A.V. Roe Canada Limited

  • Corporate body
  • 1945-09-01 - 1962-04-30

See Authority Record for Hawker Siddeley Canada Limited for information on A.V. Roe Canada Limited.

A.V. Roe Canada Limited. Aircraft Division

  • Corporate body
  • 1946-1955

For further information on the Aircraft Division of A.V. Roe Canada Limited, please see the authority record for Hawker Siddeley Canada Limited.

A.V. Roe Canada Limited. Gas Turbine Division

  • Corporate body
  • 1946-1955

For further information on the history of the Gas Turbine Division, please see the authority record for Hawker Siddeley Canada Limited.

AIDS Action Now!

  • Corporate body
  • 1988-

AIDS Action Now!, is an AIDS and HIV activist organization founded in 1988 in Toronto. The mission of AIDS Action Now!, states that “through a combination of grass-roots activism, public demonstrations, lobbying, collaborative work with other community organizations, research, and related activities, we will: 

  1. Improve access to treatment, care and support for people living with HIV in Canada and around the world.
  2. Fight for effective HIV and AIDS prevention that respects human rights.
  3. Work to improve the social determinants of health for communities struggling against the AIDS epidemic."
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