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This photo stirs up memories of a coffee shop on Roncy that no longer exists. I used to love the wild, bird-crazed garden out back, a mixture of streaming sunlight and cozy pools of gold-fleck-shaded tungsten lamplight inside, mismatched Formica tables, and the collection of thick ceramic 70s-era mugs they had amassed over the years from lawn sales, communes, truck stops, rodeos and various grandmothers’ kitchens.

Glad I captured this moment. sunny-coffee-shop

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By: Gail Balfour
womenshealthmatters.ca

Each December 6th, Canadians remember the 14 young women who were killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989. Their deaths are marked by a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.

On this day, government, organizations and individual Canadians pause to reflect on the work that remains to be done to prevent this violence.

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By: Gail Balfour
ComputerWorld Canada  (11 Sep 2001)

Today has been surreal – I can’t help feeling that the world is ending. Which – I hope – it isn’t really. But I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the world in which we are all familiar has changed irrevocably. Allow me to explain that print publications like this one work a couple weeks ahead of the date printed on the cover. So, I find myself writing this on Sept. 11, a day that will live in history as a horrifying milestone.

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