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ALEX BARRIS [Television Actor and Writer]
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LABORATORY Crime Lab Analyst W. Widdifield conducts arsenic determination test in crime lab's toxocology department at Toronto Crime Lab.
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GEORGE RANDOLPH PEARKES V.C. winner [Victorial Cross] PEARKES, George Randolph: Born Watford, England, February 26th, 1888. Living in Canada when war broke out he enlisted as a private in the Canadian Mounted Rifles. He was granted a commission in France. Won the M.C. at the Somme in 1917 and the D.S.O. at Amiens in 1918. Awarded the V.C. for action on October 30 and 31, 1917, at Passchendaele. Just prior to the advance, Major Pearkes was wounded in the left thigh, but he continued to lead his men. His advance was threatened by a strong point, which was the battalion's objective. He captured and held this point, enabling the advance to be pushed forward. Throughout he showed contempt of danger and exceptional powers of control and leadership.
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FURNITURE Misc Home Fashion Servers are back on the scene in the new lines of furniture designed in the grand manner. The French influence with overtones of the Spanish and Italian weightiness can be seen in the Toulon group. The screen is a copy from a French convent.
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Central Technical School (Toronto) Central Technical School uses part of its play area for parking, a situation typical of many Toronto high schools. Present school board plan calls for play areas at keyparts of the city to permit inter-collegiate games and help reduce the cost of land. A basic requirement for each high school however is a sodded area half the size of a football field to permit football practice
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The images in this living archive were scanned from prints and negatives used in The Globe and Mail newsroom from the late 19th century until the transition to digital in the 1990s. With the Archive of Modern Conflict, more than 100,000 prints from The Globe and Mail newsroom have been digitized. New photographs, and their hand-transcribed notes, are added to the subscriber-only feature each week.