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Happy Constitution Day, May 17, 2017, to Norwegians everywhere!

Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Little Norway Park in Toronto on November 9, 2016. The Royal visitors took part in a commemoration of the legacy of the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s training camp, located first in …

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The Town of Gravenhurst is seeking interested partners to acquire and redevelop the land upon which Canada’s first tuberculosis sanatorium, the Muskoka Cottage Sanatorium, was located. As noted in the August 4, 2016 Gravenhurst Banner above, expressions of interest are …

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March 24, 2016 is World Tuberculosis Day, a day which commemorates Dr. Robert Koch’s 1882 discovery of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. Dr. Koch’s pioneering work led to new methods of diagnosis and treatment for the disease, eventually saving millions …

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Happy 2016 everyone! Here’s an interesting article announcing funding of $5 million for research into new and improved drug treatments to combat tuberculosis, malaria and other illnesses: PROFESSOR ALED EDWARDS “By taking advantage of complementary expertise, the University of Toronto …

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Today on November 11, 2015, we honour and gratefully thank the Canadians who fought for freedom and democracy in World War I, II and subsequent wars. We also remember the young Norwegians who risked their lives in escaping from their …

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In recognition of 2015’s World Tuberculosis Day, a salute to the doctors, nurses, scientists and caregivers who work every day to defeat this ancient and persistent disease. Robillard Collection.

Seventy-five years ago on April 9, 1940, Hitler stunned the world by attacking Norway. After a few weeks’ battle, German military might prevailed and the German invaders occupied Norway — an occupation that would last throughout World War II. Norway’s …

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Visiting Oslo, Norway this past August, we came across a statue of the late Captain Gunnar Sønsteby. Captain Sønsteby was a leading member of the Norwegian Resistance during Germany’s occupation of Norway in World War II. He was involved in …

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May 17 is Norwegian National Day, always a day of celebration for the Norwegian community and its friends. In Toronto the day was marked with speeches, music, national dress and more at Dufferin Grove Park. There were even some Vikings!