Rob’s Story

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I was working at a country club at the time, as a server. And it was a generally busy day outside on the patio. The power went out when I was in the back of the kitchen, and I see the emergency lights on thinking, oh the power went off. We were chatting with the rest of the team while … Read More

Shawn’s Story

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I remember driving home in my pickup truck concerned that I had about 1/4 tank of gas – all of the gas stations along Sheppard Avenue in Toronto were closed. I got home – I lived in a distant rural hamlet where we had wells that were powered by electricity. So, there wasn’t any water. We had enough in the … Read More

Karen’s Story

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Being a kayaker and wilderness camper, when the blackout hit, I had a camp stove and was able to make morning tea and coffee. My neighbour to one side , who I barely knew, was older and I knew the situation would be hard on her, so on the first morning, I tapped on her door and asked if I … Read More