Welcome to the fourth issue of my Beneath The Alders Newsletter
So glad you followed the link to this full version of the newsletter. This issue focuses on Water, specifically two natural water courses that are featured in the Beneath the Alders series and are important to the history of Brampton: the Etobicoke Creek and Snell’s Lake, which we now know as Heart Lake.
The power of the Etobicoke Creek in Brampton was not in what it allowed to be constructed but rather in what it caused to destructed. Click on link below to read more.CLICK FOR ARTICLE
Hurricane Hazel was the deadliest and costliest hurricane of the 1954 season. It claimed ninety-five American lives and caused $308 million in damages (about $3 billion in today’s dollars) before moving into Ontario. As the remnants of Hazel moved into Western Ontario, it collided with a cold front moving eastward from the Rocky Mountains, rapidly causing it to re-intensify into an extra tropical cyclone. Click on link below to read more.CLICK FOR ARTICLE
While the Etobicoke Creek is the dominant body of water within the series, Snell’s Lake (now Heart Lake) held a special appeal for my aunt, Jessie, the inspiration behind the series. Click on link below to read more.CLICK FOR ARTICLE
A video about the Etobicoke Creek as it runs through Brampton and about how the creek's route was diverted in 1952. Click on link below for video.Click for video