9/11 Memories, memorials and Newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador provincial wordmark
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Eleven years ago today the world changed with the terrorist  attack directly on New York City but affecting all of the United States. Over the years many incredible stories have emerged of what happened on that day. Not just the “big picture” stories, but the relatively small examples of loss and heroism, love and anger.

There were some positive tales as well, or as positive as can be given the circumstances. One about the role played by a town in Newfoundland from the Globe and Mail last September is particularly interesting.

Today Newfoundland is bracing for a visit from Tropical Storm Leslie that is threatening to cause havoc.

Tropical storm Leslie is howling across Newfoundland and Labrador with winds as high as 130 km per hour in the provincial capital, causing property damage, downed trees and power outages.

The Canadian Hurricane Center, which is tracking the storm, says that Leslie has been crossing the middle of the island – and it will be three to four hours before the centre of the storm exits north of Gander. It will then head out over the ocean racing toward Iceland.

I wish them good luck!!

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Published by DCMontreal

DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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