Tributes pour in for trailblazing journalist Christie Blatchford

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Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

Topless golf, that phone book flung across the newsroom, a capacity for cussing to make a longshoreman blush: There are 6 million Christie Blatchford stories in the big city, and they will all live on. Her death on Wednesday at 68 is a terrible loss to her family (especially to niece Jennifer Robinson, who nursed her throughout) and to the wider family of Blatchford’s readers across Canada. The one positive thing in all this is that Blatchford had a chance to find out how she is loved and respected; as soon as word got out last fall that she had cancer, the whole world came calling.