Highlights / gold

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

The Port of Montreal Gold Cane tradition

It’s a tradition going back 181 years and more. The captain of the first ship to make it to Montreal in the new year is awarded a gold-topped cane. The idea goes back to the when the harbour commission was »


Canada’s Linda Morais captures world wrestling championship gold

Canadian athlete Linda Morais won gold in the under 59 kg category at the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The 26-year-old Ontario athlete, from Tecumseh, defeated Russian Liubov Ovcharova in the final. But it wasn’t easy for her. After »

International, Society

Teen wins Canada’s first gold medal at swimming worlds

Swimmer Margaret MacNeil won Canada’s first gold medal on Monday at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The young athlete from London, Ontario, won the 100-metre butterfly to the great surprise of many observers. She managed to knock »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Sculptor helps gold mining town celebrate 100 years

Northern Ontario’s history is tied to that of mining. It was back in 1919 that a rush for silver in the north led instead to a discovery of gold and a another sort of rush. This led to the development »

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 & 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 & 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, Sports

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 »