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Wedgwood

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Wedgwood was established in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, in the potteries of Stoke-on-the-Trent, England. Wedgwood were early innovators in the ceramic market in England, responsible for inventing Queen's ware, Black Basalt, and Jasper ceramics. They were able to offer consumers an affordable luxury product that became the popular choice for the Royal Family, the Vatican, the White House, and many prestigious hotels. Wedgwood continues to produce ceramic dinnerware collections.

New Standard Corporation

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New Standard Corp., formerly New Standard Hardware Works, is a fabricated metal product manufacturing company. They produced different variations of the cherry pitter until the 1930s.

Hudson Parer Company

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Frederick W. Hudson (1818 -1897) received his first patent for his improved apple parer in 1862, and by 1868 he has established his own business. The company was assumed by Frederick's son and was ultimately sold in 1895. At the height of their production in the 1880s Hudson's was manufacturing over 50,000 apple peelers annually.

Mount Saint Joseph Academy

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  • 1950-1985

The Mount Saint Joseph Academy was a school for girls directed by the Sisters of St. Joseph from 1950 to 1985. It was initially located at Sacred Heart Convent with a mere six students. In 1953, it moved to the newly built Mount St. Joseph convent property, opening in the former Hellmuth Ladies' College and Mount St. Joseph Orphanage building. At this time, there were 26 students but by 1957, this number had grown to 105 students. At this time, 80 girls resided at the school and 25 were day students. In 1958, the Academy was moved to a newly completed wing in the new Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse building.

The mission of the Academy was to provide secondary education for girls in which the Catholic faith was integrated into the curriculum and school life. Students had the option of being day students if they lived in the area or boarders if they came from far away. Students came from across Canada and 10%-15% came from other countries including the West Indies, Mexico, and Hong Kong.

Music was always an important part of life at the Academy, perhaps due to the influence of the St. Joseph’s School of Music which was also run by the Sisters. Students who wished to learn to play musical instruments did so on their own time, usually through the School of Music. They could also volunteer to join the Glee Club, one of the choirs, or the choral group called the Academy Singers which was well-known in the area.

In addition to regular curriculum classes, students were required to sign up for an activity for their enrichment and cultural development. These activities included photography, driving school, typing, fencing, drama, ballet, horseback riding, charm class, scripture study, physical education, crafts, and home economics club.

The Academy closed in 1985, and the wing that it occupied became a guest wing for transplant patients, also run by the Sisters. It is estimated that over the course of 32 years, between 2,000 and 3,000 students received at least part of their high school education at the Academy.

Royal Doulton

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Doulton and Company was established in London, 1815. John Doulton originally began producing sewage pipes, bathroom ceramics, and storage jars. His son Henry joined the business a few decades later and by 1877 they had acquired an earthenware factory in Burslem, Staffodshire. Notably, Henry became the first potter to receive a knighthood. He was also instrumental in creating partnerships with local artists. Through these efforts, Doulton and Co. gained a reputation for their artistry and design. Additionally, they became known for architectural work, creating facades and decorative sculptural elements. The company received their Royal Warrant in 1901, allowing them to use “Royal" in their title. Over 200 years since their founding, Royal Doulton is still a popular producer of ceramics and tablewares and continues to establish partnerships with artists and designers.

Quist

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Initially established in 1866 by Jakob Shweizer, the company manufactured silver products out of Esslinger, Germany. Manager Friedrich Wilhelm Quist and Robert Eisenmann purchased the company in 1886 after Shweizer had died. They operated under Quist and Eisenmann until 1890 when Quist became responsible for the entire company under his own name. Quist was operational until 1981 when they declared bankruptcy.

Bickle-Seagrave Limited

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Established in 1906 the R.S Bickle company operated out of Woodstock, Ontario, manufacturing fire trucks and other fire fighting equipment. In 1936 they acquired the rights to manufacture and sell the Seagrave fire apparatus and became Bickle-Seagrave Limited. The company became bankrupt in 1956, and was purchased by Vernon-BIckle King.

Adams Pottery

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Established by John Adams in Staffordshire, England in 1657, the company is also often referred to as William Adams. In 1779 they moved their production of ironstone pottery and cookware to Tunstall. William Adams, son of John, was a pupil of Josiah Wedgwood and helped to develop some of the first examples of ironstone pottery. In the mid 1900s they developed a more durable version of ironstone called Micratex, that was available in a variety of patterns. The company closed in the 1990s.

J. H. Weatherby and Sons

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J. H. W. and Sons was first established in 1891 in Tunstall, before moving to Hanley, England. They produced a variety of domestic wares including basins, ewers, and dish sets. The company closed in 2000.

Plume and Atwood Manufacturing Co.

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The company was established in 1869 in Connecticut, under the name Holmes, Booth and Atwood. They renamed as Plume and Atwood in 1871 and became incorporated in 1880. Focusing on brass fittings, their products included burners, filling caps, and other fixtures for kerosene and oil lamps. On top of producing their own completed lamps P. & A. Mfg. Co. also distributed their products to other lamp manufacturers around the U.S.

Bourne Denby

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One of the oldest pottery manufacturers in England, the Denby pottery was established in 1809 by William Bourne in Derbyshire. The company was responsible for patenting new improvements to the kiln and produced a range of decorative and functional stonewares including: foot warmers, ink bottles, various jars, kitchen products, and spirit bottles.

W. Greenslade Co.

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W. Greenslade Co. produced wooden planes out of Bristol, England from 1828 - 1937.

Bausch & Lomb Company

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In 1853, German born John Bausch established a small optical store in Rochester, New York. He was later joined by close friend Henry Lomb, who invested in the business and became a partner. The company manufactured eyeglasses and other optical goods. By the early 1900s their products grew to include microscopes, binoculars, telescopes, and camera lenses. Bausch & Lomb continue to be a leading global provider of eye care products.

MacDonald Manufacturing Company Limited

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Established in 1899, the MacDonald Manufacturing Company produced lithograph tinware for a variety of consumer products like starches, biscuits, tea and honey. The company underwent multiple expansions in the early 1900s and was purchased by Continental Can of Canada Co. in 1944.
The company's warehouse of interconnected buildings at 401 Richmond St, Toronto, received a Historical Designation in 2007. Home to various galleries and studios, the building operates as a hub of art, culture and business.

F. Winkle & Co.

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F. Winkle & Co. operated out of Colonial Pottery in Stoke, Staffordshire, England. Founded in 1885 under the name Winkle & Wood, the business became F. Winkle & Co. in 1890. The company specialized in sanitary wares and decorative domestic products.

Jamaica Annals

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  • 1990-2007

In 1987, General Superior Sr. Ann Marshall was president of CRC-O. A request was made to Jim Webb, SJ, Superior in Jamaica, to plan a third world immersion experience for religious leaders in the province. In 1989, Sisters Ann and Katrina Rooney attended a three week mission preparation experience at the University of the West Indies. During this visit the Sisters, in consultation with the Jesuits serving in Kingston, agreed to set up a mission in Annotto Bay, Jamaica. Sisters Ann and Katrina opened the mission on March 22, 1990. Sister Nancy Sullivan joined them in 1993.

During their time at Annotto Bay, the Sisters were primarily involved with pastoral ministry, and attended to health care needs that presented at their home or requested by Sister Shirley Thomas, Matron of the Annotto Bay Hospital. Through the fundraising efforts of John Shea and Jordon Livingston of the Hamilton Rotary Club, a building was erected at the Annotto Bay All Age School dedicated to literacy where the Sisters taught for several years. In 1992, Brian Guest, Dr. Danny Kraftcheck, Hamilton, and Paula Carere, RN, of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph, visited the mission providing five containers of surplus equipment, medical supplies, and equipment to the 127 bed Annotto Bay Hospital. During their visit it was determined that there was a critical water problem at the Port Maria Infirmary. The following year the Congregation donated $10,000 for the reconstruction of a water holding tank, and other structural repairs. In 1990, the principal of the Annotto All Age School, Mr. Smikle, asked the Sisters to teach a Family Life Program to grades 7, 8, and 9, which they did until 1992 when they began a literacy program in a building funded by the Rotary Club.

In February 1992 General Superior, Sister Teresita McInally visited Annotto Bay and agreed to sponsor a wood working program at the school. Library books were collected through the efforts of the Hamilton Wentworth Separate School System, and the first library at the school opened. Church sponsored Basic School programs were opened at the site of the five Churches served by the mission. These programs were similar to kindergarten. Through generous donations the children were served a hot meal each day. The Sisters received great support and financial assistance from a Peterborough, Ontario based charity, Jamaican Self Help.
The Sisters were involved in the parish ministry in the five church communities associated with St. Theresa’s Church in Annotto Bay. In 2001 Fr. Martin Royacher, Pastor, was murdered and Sister Nancy was appointed Administrator of the mission by Archbishop Lawrence Burke. Sister Katrina returned to Canada in 2000 to serve on the leadership. In June 2007, the mission was transferred to the Missionary Order of the Poor from the Philippines. Sisters Ann and Nancy returned to Canada but left part of their heart with the people in Annotto Bay.

Town of Copper Cliff

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  • 1901-1972

The Town of Copper Cliff was incorporated on April 15, 1901 with the Ontario Statutes 1901, Chapter 51. Prior to this time, the area known as Copper Cliff was located within the Townships of McKim and Snider which were surveyed by Provincial Land Surveyor Francis Bolger in 1883.

As an incorporated town, lower tier municipality, the Town of Copper Cliff had a council consisting of an elected Mayor and six councilors. The Town was responsible for the upkeep of the local road system and the delivery of services including fire protection, policing, water and sewage. The Town of Copper Cliff controlled the regulation of land and local administration through by-laws. It had the ability to raise money through direct taxation on land and through the use of debentures.

In 1933, Lot 1, Concession 1 of the Township of Snider was annexed by the Town of Copper Cliff with the consent of the Ontario Municipal Board. The South ½ of Lot 11, Concession 3 of the Township of McKim was officially annexed under the Ontario Municipal Board to the Town of Copper Cliff in 1943. During the following two decades, the Ontario Municipal Board considered amalgamating Copper Cliff with the City of Sudbury but amalgamation did not actually occur until January 1st, 1973 under the Regional Municipality of Sudbury Act.

Former Mayors of the Town of Copper Cliff include:

Thomas Nicol Kilpatrick 1902
W.C. Kilpatrick 1903 – 1904
Fred Hamilton 1905
J.R. McKinnon 1906 – 1908
George Ralph Craig 1909 – 1913
George Ernest Silvester 1914 – 1917
E.T. Corkill 1918 – 1919
George Ralph Craig 1920 – 1929
Everett Alfred Collins 1930 – 1946
William Tolbert Waterbury 1947 – 1953
Charles Orville Maddock 1954 – 1955
Richard Ross Saddington 1956 – 1958
Richard Godfrey Dow 1959 – 1972

Associates Program

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  • 1989-

An Associate is a layperson who has made a commitment to the mission of a religious community. In a study undertaken in 2016 by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, two-thirds of religious institutes reported having an Associates program. In that year, there were 56,000 Associates in the USA and Canada, and 90% of them were women, with 71% of Associates being over 60 years of age. Like vowed religious, laypeople who become Associates speak of being called to their role and having an inner spirituality that the programs allow to flourish. The charism of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada does not belong to any one congregation, but to the world. Both Associates and women religious are called to the same mission and charism, yet Associates and women religious are distinctly different. Where Sisters hold religious vocations with life in common to the mission and the charism through perpetual vows, Associates hold individual vocations with life to the mission and the charism and yearn for a deeper spiritual commitment, but individuals may be unable or unwilling to take perpetual vows. Associate requirements vary by community. Over time, there has been a shift in the leadership of Associate programs from vowed religious to lay directors. Some Associates have taken over ministries formerly run by the religious community.

On July 9th, 1987, the Congregation of St. Joseph approved the movement towards having an Associates Program complete with a candidate process and formal training process. The program began on April 4th, 1989, in London, Ontario, Canada. The Associates Program was originally founded by Sister Doreen Kraemer and later administered by Sister Janet Zadorsky. As of April 2017, administration of the program was taken over by two Lay Mentors, Mary Shamley and Ann Baker.

Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch

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  • 1990-

The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch was organized in March of 1990 to: Promote the enjoyment of hawkwatching; Educate people about hawks and hawk migration; Conduct systematic counts of hawks migrating over the Niagara Peninsula; Work for the preservation of raptors in Ontario.

Starting on March 1, and continuing every day until the middle of May, the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch has people stationed at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area from 8AM to 4PM Standard Time (9AM-5PM Daylight Savings Time) to identify and record every bird of prey that passes overhead. Information is freely available, there is no admission charge, and the best hours are between 10:00am and 2:00pm Standard Time (11AM-3PM Daylight Savings Time).

Yearly summaries from 2009 to the present day are available on the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch website. https://nphawkwatch.ca/

Great Lakes Ornithological Club

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  • 1905-1911

The Great Lakes Ornithological Club, often referred to as the G.L.O.C., was created in 1905 by several naturalists living in the Great Lakes region.

Involved in its creation and early years were P.A. Taverner, J.S. Wallace, B.H. Swales, W.E. Saunders, J.H. Fleming, A.B. Klugh, W. Brodie, Lynds Jones, and J.E. Keays. The G.L.O.C. was loosely organized and consisted mainly of informal gatherings between members and field trips to Pt. Pelee and other locations, with the use of the circulating bulletin as a means to keep all the members in touch with each other. The provisional constitution of the Club noted that its aim was to help advance ornithology in the Great Lakes region. After the first trip to Pt. Pelee, the camp where the club members stayed was named “Camp Coues” in honour of Elliott Coues (1842-1899), author of Key to North American Birds.

This club remained small and exclusive, only allowing serious ornithologists living in the region to join. Perhaps due to the exclusive nature of the membership, this club was active only until 1909, and the bulletin ceased publication in 1911.

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