International, Society

The Great Berlin gold heist

It was the perfect crime…well, almost perfect. It involved none of the high-tech gimmicks and and meticulous split second timing by team of ultra sophisticated thieves like you see in the movies. What it did involve was an ordinary ladder, » 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Sunken Czarist treasure ship found

Canadian technology finds the century old wreck A 19th century Imperial Russian warship claimed to be carrying billions of dollars in gold has been found off the coast of Korea. It was 1905 and a tremendous naval battle known as» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Olympic gold again for skaters Moir and Virtue

Canadians at home and at gatherings across the country went wild when figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made history by capturing their fifth Olympic medal, this one their second gold at the Pyeongchang Games. Their winning ice dance» 

International, Society

Canada history: Mar.1, 1966: the Great Winnipeg Gold Heist

If this was the US they would have made a blockbuster crime-thriller feature film about one of the biggest heists in Canadian history, and the dapper mastermind behind it. Just on his other escapades alone Ken Leishman’s story would have» 


UPDATE: The man with the golden bum

It was a rare but certainly interesting case of theft, and the perpetrator has now been sentenced. An employee of the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa was found to have been stealing gold from the mint. In November of last» 

International, Society

Canada history: Jan 25, 1924- Hockey gold at the first “Winter Games”

In 1920 at the summer Olympic games in Belgium it was decided there was enough interest in winter sports to organize a trial winter event. The location would be Chamonix, France, the picturesque resort town at the foot of Mont» 

Economy, Society

The man with the golden bum

Ok apologies to James Bond fans.. but police were trying to figure out how someone was making off with gold from Canada’s mint. The case has been kept very quiet: the Royal Canadian Mint doesn’t like to advertise that they» 


High-jumper Derek Drouin wins gold

Using his trademark slow run-up, Canadian Derek Drouin cleared 2.38 metres to take the gold medal at the Rio Olympics yesterday. That makes him Canada’s first Olympic high jump champion since 1932 and the first Canadian in 84 years to» 

International, Society

Young Oleksiak wins Olympic gold and several firsts

Canadians were thrilled to learn that 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak won a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle event bringing her total medal count to four at the Rio Summer Olympics. This brought her several first-time honours, but her reaction was that» 


Canada’s flying bandit and the Great Winnipeg Gold Heist

The Flying Bandit In a strange twist, one of Canada’s most notorious criminals, was actually admired by Canadians. In the 1950’s and 60’s he stole planes, robbed banks,  staged prison breaks and committed one of Canada’s greatest robberies. Born in»