Ronald Wolf

Ronald Wolf is a college graduate of a renowned journalism program at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario Canada. He has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines in three different countries. He is a former newspaper owner who specializes in photography and writing.He presently resides in northwestern, Ontario Canada where he continues to research and write articles about Canadian history, Canadian paranormal and other interesting articles.

Most Recent Articles by Ronald Wolf:

Ethel Mary Catherwood

Apr 25, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

imageEthel Mary Catherwood (April 28, 1908 – Sept. 26, 1987) was an extremely attractive Canadian track and field athlete.

She excelled at athletics, including baseball, basketball and track and field. Called The Saskatoon Lily by reporters, on account of her film star looks, she found backing from Toronto philanthropist Teddy Oke, which allowed her to train hard.

At the Canadian championships in Halifax in 1928, she again broke the world record, jumping 1.6 meters. At the Amsterdam Olympics that year, jumping in cold windy weather, Catherwood cleared 5’ 2 1/2” (1.588m). In 1926 she equaled a Canadian record for high jump at the Saskatoon city track and field championships.

Reggie Joseph Leach, The Riverton Rifle

Apr 22, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

imageI can’t speak for all of Canadian people, but one thing we Canadians are a natural in and that’s hockey.

Today we celebrate a legend of hockey Reggie Joseph Leach.

He is an aboriginal Canadian who grew up in Riverton, Man,  and was born on this day in 1950. Leach was raised by his paternal grandparents.

One of the greatest scorers in the history of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League, after graduating from junior, Leach was the third player claimed in the 1970 Amateur Draft when the Boston Bruins called his name.

Saskatchewan River, “the river that flows swiftly”

Apr 17, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

In every historian’s career there will be numerous times when information will contradict with each other, a war of words, if you will. Some sources claim it was La Vérendrye who found the Saskatchewan River (SR) while other sources claim it was Henry Kelsey who did.

Titanic: The Beginning of the End

Apr 12, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

Countless articles, movies, books, you name it, it‘s been done or thought of when it comes to the legend of the Titanic. The reason for writing this article is not to be added to the very long list of those who have profited from the disaster.

God Bless the Bridge Builder

Apr 4, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

This article dates back to a time when railway or railway construction accidents were rarely investigated. Constructing the Canadian Railway system was truly a dangerous job where there were no guarantees that a worker would leave for the day with all his limbs or even his life.

The antenna on the top of the world

Mar 28, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

The CN Tower - tall, majestic and the epitome of Toronto and the pride of the Canadian people. It can give the bravest of the brave acrophobia and it can cure acrophobia. The tower beckons new comers to Toronto to take the ride of a lifetime into her dizziness heights while she welcomes old friends.

Agnes Campbell Macphail: A Woman of Firsts

Mar 21, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

It’s hard to think that there were a time in our country that women were not allowed to study medicine, vote or run for office or enter politics.

St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 17, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

imageQuebec City is where the first St. Patrick’s Day really started in Canada, with celebrations dating back to 1759, following the British conquest of New France. An official parade happens a week later than most other festivities. Of course anyone that knows anything about Canadian history we were not called Canadians until 1867.

In some cities, notably Toronto and Montreal, large scale St. Patrick’s Day parades are held, often on the Sunday closest to March 17. The parade in Montreal has been held every year since 1824. This year marks the 186th parade. In some places there are Irish cultural events. For instance, the Irish Association of Manitoba organizes a three-day festival of Irish culture in the week of St. Patrick’s Day.

People who have an Irish background or enjoy Irish culture may hold Irish themed parties and serve traditional dishes, such as Colcannon or Irish stew. Colcannon is a dish of mashed potatoes mixed with kale or cabbage and Irish stew is traditionally made with lamb and root vegetables.

“Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.”

Mar 10, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

The great communicator… the telephone. What can be said about it that hasn’t been said many times over?

James Montgomery “Jimmy” Doohan

Mar 3, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

James Montgomery “Jimmy” Doohan (1920 –2005), best known as Montgomery Scott (Scotty) on the TV show and movies Star Trek, was born in the youngest of four children of William and Sarah Doohan, who emigrated from Northern Ireland, was born on this day.

Tommy Douglas: The legend

Feb 24, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

One of our most beloved politicians passed away on this day in 1986. Tommy Douglas, (1904-1986), a former Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) premier and national NDP leader, was the first in North America to bring in government medicare health plan.

The former statement barely does justice to Douglas. He was so much more to so many people. Thomas Clement “Tommy” Douglas was a Scottish-born Baptist minister who became a prominent Canadian social democratic politician.

A coffin for a man named Coffin

Feb 10, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

Wilbert Coffin, 41, (1915 - 1956) was a Canadian prospector who was convicted of murder and executed in Canada.

Montreal journalist, editor, author and politician Jacques Hebert raised doubt in Coffin’s guilt in his book J’accuse les assassins de Coffin, which was published in 1963.
The book led to a royal commission which upheld the conviction. On July 15, 1953, the remains of Eugene Lindsey were found in the Gaspé region of Quebec a month after his disappearance. The body had been torn apart by bears.
On July 23, 1953, the bodies of Lindsey’s 17-year-old son Richard and 20-year-old Frederick Claar were also found, four kilometers away. The three men had last been seen going into the woods to hunt. Coffin was accused of ambushing the three men and stealing more than $600 (about $5,000 today).

The Parliament Building is burning down

Feb 3, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

While the First World War raged on in the European countries, on the home front Canadians were battling their own battle. The enemy was flames, and the victims were seven people and Ottawa’s $1.8 million (CND) Parliament buildings.

This historic day started on Feb. 3, 1916 at 8:37 p.m. when a fire started in the Centre Block. Unlike the news headlines of the day which stated “Parliament Buildings Destroyed by Fire” and “Parliament Buildings Gone” not all was lost. In fact, the library and departmental buildings were spared the licking flames of destruction.

A bridge by another name is called the Honeymoon Bridge

Jan 27, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

Buildings, statutes and bridges are an important part of history; they speak of the world in a different time. Even bridges that may not be standing anymore can still tell a story. The Honeymoon Bridge (HB) in Niagara Falls is the subject of this article.

Samuel Keefer

Jan 20, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

Some people believe that only the powerful and evil (not to say that they are one of the same) will be remembered years after they have died. There are exceptions to the rule, Samuel Keefer (1811-1890) for instance.
Keefer was born on this day 199 years ago today to a world where the bloody Casas Revolt began in San Antonio, Texas and the Battle of Lissa which took the lives of many.

Arthur Howey “Art” Ross

Jan 13, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

Arthur Howey “Art” Ross (1886 -1964) was born on this day in 1886. Ross was a Canadian ice hockey executive and defenseman in the National Hockey League and its predecessor, the National Hockey Association.
Born in Naughton, Ont., Ross grew up in Montreal where he played junior hockey. In 1905, he joined the Brandon Elks in Manitoba and in 1907 won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Kenora Thistles. For the next season, he returned to Montreal to play for the Montreal Wanderers and again won the Stanley Cup with his new team in 1908. Ross played in the National Hockey Association in 1910 as a member of the Haileybury Comets.

It’s Our History, Our Country

Jan 6, 2010 — Ronald Wolf

It was a year that changed Canadian politics forever. On Jan.6, 1936, just 16 years after women fought for and won the right to vote, Barbara McCallum Hanley, 1882 -1959, became the first mayor in Canada. Her town was Webbwood, Ont.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets

Dec 16, 2009 — Ronald Wolf

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets (RCSC) is a Canadian national youth program sponsored by the Canadian Forces and the civilian Navy League of Canada. Administered by the Canadian Forces, the program is funded through the Department of National Defense with the civilian partner providing support in the local community.

Sir George Williams and the YMCA

Dec 9, 2009 — Ronald Wolf

Many people dance and have a fun time doing it, you can go and work out there and some places rent you a room to stay there. I am of course taking about the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) or simply called the “Y”.

Newfoundland Goes Bust

Dec 2, 2009 — Ronald Wolf

The year was 1933 and the world was in the middle of the Great Depression. King Kong thrilled and horrified the movie goers, but in Newfoundland, another horror was invading the Newfoundlanders lives.
With the Great Depression affecting almost the entire world, Newfoundland gave up self-governing Dominion status and suspends constitution; caused by the Great Depression. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding the Second World War.