Author: Andrea Baston

Happy Constitution Day 2019, to Norwegians everywhere!

Canada apologizes to Inuit for mistreatment during TB epidemics

On March 9, 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on behalf of the government, issued a long-overdue apology for mistreatment of Canada’s Inuit community during tuberculosis outbreaks in the past. Between the 1940s and late 1960s, Inuit suffering from tuberculosis were

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Thanks to the Scarborough Historical Society

Thanks to the Scarborough Historical Society for inviting me to speak about Exile Air at their January 2019 meeting. After my presentation, it was a treat to meet many Society members, and chat about our shared interests in World War

Upcoming “Exile Air” presentation to Scarborough Historical Society

On January 22, 2019, I’ll be speaking to the Scarborough Historical Society about Exile Air: World War II’s “Little Norway” in Toronto and Muskoka. The meeting will be held at the Bendale Public Library, 1515 Danforth Road in Scarborough at

80th Anniversary of Dr. Kendall’s Greavette boat!

Eighty years ago, Dr. Walter Kendall, physician-in-chief at the Muskoka Hospital, a tuberculosis sanatorium in Gravenhurst, purchased this 24 foot long wooden Greavette boat.  This past summer, I had the great privilege of cruising on Lake Joseph in this same

At the Baysville Public Library, July 2018

It was lovely to visit the beautiful Baysville Public Library in July, and give a talk about Exile Air. Thanks to librarian Lizann Brunskill for the great hospitality! Photo: Lois Cheetham

Presentation at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

          I enjoyed speaking to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Tour Guides on July 19. Afterwards, there was a special treat: a visit with the museum’s Cornell PT-26. This restored Cornell has been painted with the colours and markings

Upcoming Presentation at Baysville Public Library

I’m looking forward to speaking about Exile Air at the Baysville Public Library on July 12. Everyone welcome!

Bracebridge W.I.S.E Seniors

It was lovely speaking about Exile Air to the District Municipality of Muskoka’s W.I.S.E. Seniors Club in Bracebridge, Ontario, on June 4, 2018.  I was delighted to meet a couple of audience members who had personal memories of Little Norway,

“Exile Air” Book Review from “Our Windsor” newspaper

Good Books for Summer Reading By Glenn Perrett BLOG POST 07:24 PM Exile Air: World War II’s “Little Norway” in Toronto and Muskoka Andrea Baston, photography and photographic editing by Candis Jones, Old Stone Books 2017, 240 pages ISBN: 9780992090326