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Health, International, Politics, Religion, Society

Remembering the horrors of Auschwitz-75th anniversary of liberation

Seventy-five years ago, on this day, January 27, 1945, that one of the greatest tragedies in history came to an end. Soviet troops entered the extermination camps known as Auschwitz-Birkenau to find 7,000 starving prisoners still alive. Auschwitz was the» 

Society

Canada marks 30th anniversary of Montreal Massacre

Solemn ceremonies in Montreal and in cities across Canada are marking today the tragic anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history. It was on this day, on a quiet afternoon on Dec. 6, 1989, that a young man» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada History: Aug 8, 1918: WWI- the beginning of the end

Epic battle and Canada’s 100 days. By this time in the First World War, Canadian troops had come to be feared by the Germans as the best of the Entente (Allied) forces. The Canadian reputation had begun early in the» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian astronauts to mark first moonwalk anniversary

On July 20, 2019, six Canadian astronauts will host events across Canada to mark the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon.  NASA’s Apollo 11 blasted off from Earth on July 16, 1969 with three U.S. astronauts on» 

International

D-Day 75: Canadian soldiers group tours battlefields prior to commemoration ceremony (interview)

As a prelude to the major ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, a group of Canadian soldiers is touring battlefields, monuments, and cemeteries of the fallen in both World Wars. I spoke with Brigadier-General (ret’d)» 

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D-Day 75” Juno Beach Centre Identity Disc campaign.

Crossing a border, or boarding a plane or any number of other situations might involve someone asking you for your “I.D.” Usually this is thought to be short for “identification”. but it’s possible that in fact it might come from» 

Society

Gender equality emphasized on rights charter anniversary

Gender equality emphasized on rights charter anniversary In lauding the 37th anniversary of the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms today, the justice minister focussed on gender equality and women’s empowerment. “We are fortunate to have a» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada history: APRIL 15, 1912,  Titanic disappears off Newfoundland

It was unbelievable. On April 15, 1912, the word was being flashed around the world by telegraph that the world’s biggest, most impressive and theoretically unsinkable ship, was gone. Late on the 14th, the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage» 

International, Society

D-Day 75: preparing for a major anniversary of war − Juno Beach Centre

We are just a couple of months away from a major event in Normandy France. June 6,1944 saw the greatest seaborne invasion in history with vast numbers of Allied troops landing on the beaches to free Europe from Nazi occupation.» 

International

Canada commemorates 25th anniversary of Rwandan genocide

Canadians from coast to coast to coast marked the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide on Sunday while a Canadian delegation headed by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette participated in the commemoration of the 1994 slaughter of Tutsis and moderate Hutus»