Highlights/anniversary

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)» 

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» 

International, Politics, Society

NATO at 70: and now?

It was on an April 4th, 70 years ago,  that leaders and military officials from a dozen countries gathered in Washington. The meeting resulted in the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) The countries pledged to come to» 

Indigenous, Society

‘We’re up here!’ says Nunavut premier as territory celebrates 20th anniversary

As Nunavut celebrates the 20th anniversary of becoming Canada’s northernmost territory, Premier Joe Savikataaq says he wants people in the rest of the country and outside its borders to remember that it is not just an expanse of frozen land» 

Internet, Science and Technology

History Canada: April 1, 1924, The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed

When the First World War began in 1914 aviation was still in its earliest infancy. War has a way however of driving technological advances and soon aircraft became a major factor in the war. At first, Canadian aviators became members» 

Society

Trudeau denounces hatred on anniversary of mosque attack

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement on this, the second anniversary of the shooting at a Quebec City mosque that killed six people and injured 19 others. “Islamophobia, hate, and discrimination have no place here or anywhere. We»