Toronto BrickWorks

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Looks like an array of kilns. The Don Valley Brickworks is a former quarry and industrial site located in the Don River valley in Toronto, Ontario. Currently the buildings sit mostly unused while the quarry has been converted into a city park which includes a series of naturalized ponds. The Don Valley Brick Works operated for nearly 100 years and…

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Hidden in the Taser story

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On October 14th, a newly arrived Polish immigrant died at Vancouver International Airport after being Tasered by the police. Taser is an electroshock weapon that is used by the police to fire a high-voltage electric shock at the victim in order to subdue his muscles. “Electroshock weapon technology uses a temporary high-voltage low-current electrical discharge to override the body’s muscle-triggering…

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The Bagel Story

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Ok, this isn’t about the Bigul (adjacent picture) that is played during army parades, I’m talking about Bagels – the donut shaped bakery products hugely popular in Europe and America. Until today morning, I hadn’t eaten a bagel (I was a Bagel-virgin). I am generally fascinated by bakery products – cookies, muffins, cakes etc. There was this Bagel shop I…

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O Canada

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Before you begin, you must read Gabriel’s The First Ten Things You Need To Know Aboot [tag]Canada[/tag]. She He will address most of your curiosities in a matter-of-fact manner. Update: Sorry Gabriel! I’ll remember it now. Now I have been in this country for 8 months and 8 days (wow! how precise!) and it is interesting to note how my…

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Just a calendar?

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“For heaven’s sake its just a [tag]calendar[/tag] !”, my friend yelled… My heart raced. I wanted to reply, but I was choked with emotions and I simply couldn’t… All the walls in my room are covered with pictures and maps. My friend got a picture of all of us and wanted to stick it in the place where the calendar…

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