Tag Archives: Al Roach

Shovel It: Winter 1930s


At our house here in wonderful Walkerville, there’s been some debate as to whether we actually used the snow shovel so far this winter of 2011/12. I can recall the comforting drone of a snowblower steered by a thoughtful neighbour … Continue reading

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‘Tis Much Better to Give.


Yes, it’s always better to give at Christmas than receive. At least, that’s how I feel. (And what better justification for going shopping?!) If you are STILL looking for that perfect gift, take heart. On Friday, Dec. 23rd, from 11 … Continue reading

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Walkerville: Past Tense


I plan to take a photo of what this block looks like now. Stay tuned! To read about shopping in Walkerville in the “olden days” read Al Roach’s charming story (published in The Walkerville Times and archived on walkervilletimes.com), Give … Continue reading

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Fall From Grace – A Hospital Then & Now


  Perhaps it should now be known as “Dis-Grace” Hospital due to its dilapidated condition and the controversy surrounding a project that was initially regarded with so much enthusiasm. Closed and sold for $800,000 in 2004, the plan was to convert the site … Continue reading

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