Brockville man spends seven years, $250k researching Canada’s flag

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    Brockville man spends seven years, $250k researching Canada’s flag

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    Bruce Deachman

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    Aug 24, 2018  •  August 24, 2018  •  6 minute read  •  Join the conversation Bob Harper stands outside his home holding just a tiny fraction of the research he’s done on Canada’s flag. The Brockville resident spent 15,000 hours and close to $250,000 over seven years as he researched and wrote what he says is the definitive, factually accurate account of the story of the flag. Photo by Bruce Deachman /Postmedia

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    Bob Harper wanted to paint a Canadian flag on his garage door, but there was a problem: The door’s dimensions — 15 feet by about seven feet — did not perfectly align with the flag’s 2:1 aspect ratio.

    For people like us, this detail might have easily been overcome by simply stretching the whole thing a smidge, or by leaving the outer six inches on each side unpainted, or having slightly wider red bars.

    But it is no understatement to say that Harper, a Brockville native, is something of a stickler for these sorts of details, and so he devised what he felt was a far more satisfactory solution. He dug down into his garage and driveway about eight inches, poured a new floor, installed an additional row of panels in his garage door, and only then did he bust out the red and white paint to create a 7.5’ x 15’ flag that, in size at least, matches the one flying over the Peace Tower.

    If that seems above and…


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