Historical Comparisons

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist Last night was a hard one in our home. Our eldest had been struggling with missing her friends, tired of only seeing them through a screen, and she finally broke down in tears as she struggled with the emotional toil of the stay at home guidelines. Through her tears, she wasContinue reading “Historical Comparisons”

Signs of the Time

Photographed by Lisa Terech The sign outside St. Hedwig’s Church on Olive Avenue. This Church’s roots reflect the Polish and Eastern European communities that settled around Olive Avenue in the early 20th century. The church continues this tradition today, offering masses in English and Polish. The printed sign taped to the larger sign has COVID-19Continue reading “Signs of the Time”

CLOCA and COVID-19

By Patricia Lowe, Director Community Engagement, Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) A Business Continuity Plan has assisted Central Lake Ontario Conservation with the closure of its offices and Conservation Areas in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Like other businesses in Oshawa it is anything but business as usual, but business continues nonetheless.  OurContinue reading “CLOCA and COVID-19”

Shopping in the Time of COVID

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Co-ordinator April 7 was the first time I went to the grocery store since companies began to enforce social distancing measures. I was nervous. My anxiety always peaks if I don’t know where to go, especially in a new situation. For a week or two, I have heard of storesContinue reading “Shopping in the Time of COVID”