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Canada History: Sept. 18, 1936 – The fastest steam locomotive

No sooner had man invented motive power, than the quest began for who could achieve the fastest speed, on land, in the air, and on water. When it came to railways, Canada briefly was in world record speed territory. In »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Canada history: Sept 13.1965: Toronto takes a bold architectural risk

Architecture should be functional but also aesthetically pleasing in a style that survives time and taste. That is clearly the case for the ‘new’ city hall in Toronto, Canada’s largest city and capital of the province of Ontario. On yesterday’s »

International, Politics

Canada history: Aug 31,1993: Canada’s military bids farewell to Germany

Canadian Forces Europe (CFE) ends On this date the last of Canada’ s military forces said goodbye to their home away home in southern Germany. CFB Baden-Soellingen, and CFB Larh had been the site of Canada’s NATO forces for some »

Politics, Society

Vandals wreck Montreal statue of Canada’s founder

Political leaders condemn the act. A peaceful march in Montreal on Saturday afternoon calling for defunding of the police ended in the destruction of a statue of Canada’s founder. The bronze statue of Sir John A. Macdonald has stood for »

Internet, Science & Technology

History: July 22, 1947, Canada joins the tiny nuclear club

The world’s first full-scale heavy water reactor Canada was among the pioneers of nuclear energy from the very beginning. This began with the perhaps now slightly dubious honour of initial research into nuclear weapons during the Second World War when »

Society

Statue of Canada’s founder vandalised, again

For the umpteenth time, anonymous vandals have  attacked the downtown Montreal statue of Sir John A Macdonald, the man who was the driving force behind the creation and development of the country and became the first Prime Minister. This is »

Society

Canada History: Jun 13, 1944: The 13th mission; a posthumous V.C.

It is difficult, no, really impossible, for most of us to imagine climbing into a thin, noisy, cramped aluminium tube and flying hours in freezing air in total darkness to a place where others are doing their best to kill »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Canada History: June 10, 1995: Live long and prosper!

Fascinated by Roman mythology a surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railway decided to name a small settlement after the Roman god of fire. Thus it was that Vulcan, Alberta got its name in 1910. Vulcan may have been an odd »

Politics, Society

Canada History: May 28, 2000 – Canada’s Unknown Soldier laid to rest

It was on this day that in a solemn ceremony the remains of an unidentified Canadian soldier were interred in special tomb at the foot of the National War Memorial in Ottawa. A legacy of the horrors of the First »

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 »