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Health, Society

Pioneering hospital celebrates medical milestones

The Montreal General Hospital was founded in 1821 and is famous for many medical firsts including the fact that its founding doctors established Canada’s first faculty of medicine program at McGill University. The hospital treated patients through several major outbreaks »


Canada history: Oct.10, 1970: Terror escalates in Quebec

Fifty years ago, Canada and especially the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec was gripped with fear A small group of French-speaking Marxist radicals advocating for the separation of Quebec to form an independent socialist country, had been terrorizing the province »

International, Politics, Society

35 years on, Air India bombing ‘an act of unspeakable malice,’ says Trudeau

As Canada marks the 35th anniversary of Air India bombing with small private gatherings and online ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the world cannot forget the worst mass murder in Canadian history. Air India »

International, Politics, Society

VE-Day 75th: Pandemic forces move to online commemoration

After a year of bitter fighting through Sicily and up through Italy, Canadians moved to Europe where thousands stormed ashore on D-Day eventually ending the war in Europe 75 years ago today Major public celebrations to note the several landmark »

Highlights, International, Politics, Society

Canada Post honours 75th anniversary of VE Day

The coronavirus pandemic has cancelled virtually all of the public commemorative celebrations that had been scheduled to mark this year’s major milestone of the end of WWII in Europe. In Canada efforts are being made to remember May 8. Victory »

Health, International, Politics, 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 »


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 »

Highlights, 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 & 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 »


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) »