Highlights/memorial

International

Parish plans memorial service for Swissair crash of 1998

The Christian parish of Blandford plans to mark the 20th anniversary of the Swissair flight 111 that crashed off the east coast of Canada killing all 229 people on board. It is inviting other churches, individuals and organizations to join» 

Society

Man charged for theft of memorial plaques

(public commenting open on all RCI stories at bottom of page) It has become a plaque in recent years. Many memorial plaques and ornaments of brass, bronze, and copper are being regularly stolen and sold for scrap. As the value» 

Politics, Society

Outrage over memorial having far right, racist overtones

Barbara Kulaszka died last month at age 64 in Brighton, Ontario, a town located about halfway between Toronto and Kingston. A librarian turned lawyer, her death passed virtually unnoticed by most and was only publicized on Tuesday of this week.» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

North Atlantic climate change research underway

An ambitious research project is underway between the Atlantic province of Newfoundland, and Ireland. Scientists from six countries are aboard a research vessel making a slow transit across the North Atlantic stopping to measure carbon dioxide levels in the ocean» 

International, Politics, Society

100 years since Canada became a world nation at Vimy Ridge

About 25,000 people are in northern France this weekend to commemorate the centennial of a major event in Canadian and world history. They are gathering at a high ground about half way between the French cities of Arras and Lens.» 

Society

Halifax memorial honours WWI soldiers

A memorial was unveiled in the eastern city of Halifax today to honour the tens of thousands of Canadian soldiers who left from there to fight in World War I and never returned. Canada was a colony of Britain so» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Newfoundland offers a very unique ship simulator for offshore supply vessels.

It’s a unique, and extremely valuable training tool for those seeking to pilot ships working around the deep sea oil drilling platforms. Memorial University of Newfound and Labrador has just completed installation of an extremely high-tech new teaching tool called» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

‘Nigger’ motivates petition against still official place names in Quebec.

‘Nigger’ and the word in French, ‘negre’ are still  in use officially in the province of Quebec as the names of at least 11 sights or places. And Rachel Zellars says it’s time to change that. Rachel Zellars, is a» 

International, Politics, Society

Proposed Monuments continue to cause controversy

Two major monuments envisaged for Canada continue to elicit controversy and resistance. In once case the large monument slated for Cape Breton Highlands National Park in east coast Canada, had seen some big names withdrawn. That monument to Canada’s war» 

International, Politics, Society

Controversial monument slated for national capital

It’s called the National Monument to Victims of Communism. A large, multi-million dollar memorial to be built on prime federal land donated by the government near the Supreme Court, Justice Building and the Library and Archives buildings. Ludwik Klimkowski, is»