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An occasional Newsletter from Preserved Stories.

Some links regarding empathy

At a page at this website dealing with mindfulness meditation, I’ve shared a comment about empathy. In order to bring attention to the comment, I have created the current blog post. The comment reads: Empathy A July 12, 2012 Wired … Continue reading

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A message from Sheila Dai, reaching out to friends of her brother Jenning Dai

A May 31, 2014 blog post at the Preserved Stories website, a post that many people connected with Malcolm Campbell High School have read, is entitled: Jenning Dai (MCHS ’63) tragically passed away 50 years ago this month (May 1964) … Continue reading

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Five steps to have a successful conversation based on research from the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division. Sketchnote by @ImpactWales

  The image is from a June 22, 2017 tweet from Helen Bevan‏ @helenbevan Five steps to have a successful conversation based on research from the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division. Sketchnote by @ImpactWales [End]  

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How Mississauga’s historic Small Arms Building was saved from demolition years ago

I was really pleased to have the opportunity, at a Small Arms Building groundbreaking ceremony on June 17, 2017, to record interviews about the steps – initiated when a Lakeview resident had seen a demolition truck at the gate of … Continue reading

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Marlene Slotin writes: Does anyone remember these details from Ville St. Laurent in the 1950s?

I very much like how this website occasionally serves as a networking resource. A previous post is entitled: We’ve had many comments in response to Graeme Decarie’s Bois Franc question At the previous post, Marlene Slotin has shared a comment, … Continue reading

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Lively, well-attended groundbreaking ceremony at Small Arms Building, June 17, 2017

A well-attended June 17, 2017 event at the historic Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga began with a series of lively presentations, followed by a most enjoyable groundbreaking ceremony. The ceremony marks the beginning of the repurposing of the historic … Continue reading

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The OMB took this 9 Meaford Ave. photo montage as evidence; Committee of Adjustment rejected it out of hand

The OMB took this 9 Meaford Ave. photo montage as evidence. The Etobicoke-York Committee of Adjustment had rejected it out of hand. The Committee has made a point of consistently rejecting such mock ups, prepared by residents. In the subjective … Continue reading

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Seeking old address for Crystal Springs Elementary School on Mistral St in Montreal

The following message is from Dawn; please contact me if you can help with information: Hi, My Dad went to Crystal Springs Elementary School on Mistral St in Montreal. I know that it is no longer there but I was … Continue reading

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City of Mississauga kicks off rehabilitation of Small Arms Building; official ceremony begins 11:00 am, June 17, 2017

Click here for previous posts about the Small Arms Building > Click here for previous posts about postwar emergency housing (in vicinity of Small Arms Building and elsewhere in the Greater Toronto Region) >   Tweet from Mayor Crombie I … Continue reading

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Twins of the Second World War: Guest post by Bob Carswell (my friend from elementary school and high school days in Montreal)

Twins of the Second World War: The Shortt Stirling Bomber The evolution of the treatment of identical twins during WWII came about due to perceived value in treating them as one unit. In the first years of WWII they were … Continue reading

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