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Public relations in the United States and China

A recent book about governance practices in China has captured my attention. When I read the book, I was reminded of driving a red, early 1960s Austin Healey Sprite sports car on winding mountain roads in British Columbia forty-five years ago. Variables at play … Continue reading

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The setting of boundaries is always a political act (Edward Blakely and Mary Gail Snyder 1997)

Civil society – or to be more precise, the semblance of it – is a concept of great value in urban China. Discourses based upon gains in value attract wide audiences. Who can argue with the enhancement of value? A … Continue reading

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Jim Bray of Long Branch (Toronto) enjoyed racing stock cars in the 1950s

Some years ago, I got a phone call from Jim Bray, who used to live on Villa Road in Long Branch. As a result of the call, I got to know Jim Bray and his daughter Sandy Bray. The latter … Continue reading

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Ruth MacLeod recalls the day in the 1960s when a memorable Phys Ed teacher arrived at Malcolm Campbell High School in a Type E Jaguar sports car

Updates You can access a great Oct, 21, 2011 photograph, posted at flickr.com, of Soryl and Gibby Rosenberg, by clicking here. We owe thanks to Gina Davis Cayer for letting us know about this link. It’s a beautiful photograph. A … Continue reading

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David Webster, who grew up in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey), has a great recollection of local history dating back to the 1940s

Updates: Colleen O’Marra – see Comments at the end of this post – has added details about Police Chief Smythe that I read with much interest. For additional comments about Toronto-area postwar emergency housing, click here > [End]   I … Continue reading

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