Who said the War of 1812 (+200) was over?
A new statue of General Isaac Brock, by sculptor Danek Mozdzenski, will become a centrepiece of the Brock University campus in St. Catharines, Ont. The photo above and this story are from the St Catharines edition of The Standard.
The $1.2-million sculpture — paid for through a gift by the late David S. Howes — was positioned in front of the tower Monday. At 4.5 metres tall tall, the War of 1812 hero immediately became the focal point of the new Isaac Brock Plaza.
Mozdzenski said the space suits a crowd, so he made Brock so tall he’ll tower over even a large gathering.Meanwhile, Grant Lafleche, in The Tribune of nearby Welland, grumbles that they have prettied him up and trimmed his waistline and thinks Brock was a loser, anyway.
Best thing about this, I think, is the evidence that local newspaper journalism and commentary actually still exists here and there.