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The Woman With the X-Ray Eyes: Blog post by Elinor Florence regarding Constance Babington Smith – Second World War aerial photography specialist

A November 29, 2014 blog post by Elinor Florence is entitled The Woman With the X-Ray Eyes. I came across the post because I was looking for an online image of Constance Babington Smith whose work is featured in Chapter 6 of Women of Intelligence: Winning the Second World War with Air Photos (2012), a […]


Women’s roles in Special Operations during the Second World War

Some years ago I became interested in the history of police services in the Village of Long Branch. Long-time residents that I’ve interviewed have filled me in on this topic. I enjoy hearing and sharing stories about long-ago police officers who lived and worked in our local neighbourhoods – including one who had a blacksmith shop on […]


Stories and frames

Stories and frames Update: The ‘Arab spring’ topic is of much interest. We have many choices regarding how we contextualize – that is, frame, or place within a framework – pivotal events (inflection points) that arose years ago. At all times, our access to the past, to history in whichever form, is through the portal […]


Fix board or be broken up, Toronto trustees, staff warned – Dec. 4, 2015 Toronto Star article

Updates: A Dec. 7, 2015 CBC Metro Morning interview with Barbara Hall can be accessed here > An Oct. 17, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “Vancouver School Board fired by B.C. education minister: Education Minister Mike Bernier has fired all 9 elected Vancouver School Board trustees.” A Dec. 6, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “College […]


Guest Speaker, Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO and President at Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy – Feb. 5, 2014 Lakeshore Planning Council AGM

The following text is from the Lakeshore Planning Council: LAKESHORE PLANNING COUNCIL CORP. DATE: February 5, 2014 TIME: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. PLACE: LAMP, 185 Fifth Street, Etobicoke M8V 2Z5 LPCC AGM 2014 AGENDA  Registration at 6:30 p.m.  Guest Speaker at 7:00 p.m.  Past year projects  Future projects  Financial Report […]