OTD: Southern Ontario hydro station officially opens

The centenary of the Eugenia Hydroelectric Generating Station in southwestern Ontario is marked on one of 255 medals, each struck in one of seven different finishes, in 2015.

lectricity touches nearly every aspect of our lives. Can you even imagine life without it? People living prior to the 20th century had to face such a reality. Homes were heated by burning coal or wood, while light was produced by burning kerosene gas or candles. Machinery was operated by horse or steam power. Life was simple, but labour-intensive. Today, electricity is abundant and helps make our lives so much easier. We can produce it by using fossil fuels such as uranium or gas, or by using renewable resources, such as wind, solar energy or water. Continue reading →

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