Highlights / memorial

Immigration & Refugees

Canada History; Dec. 1, 1859: Memorial to thousands of Irish dead

If one looks at the city flag of Montreal it shows symbols representing the four founding peoples of the city, the fleur de lys of the French, the rose of the English, the thistle of the Scots, and the shamrock »


Canadian Broadway actor Nick Cordero honoured in memorial tribute

The Canadian Broadway actor Nick Cordero who died earlier this summer was honoured over the weekend in a memorial tribute that celebrated his life and career.  The tribute, which was streamed online on Broadway On Demand on Sunday, featured Cordero’s »


Lac-Megantic marks seventh anniversary of train disaster with memorial site

A small town in Quebec, Lac-Mégantic, marked the seventh anniversary of the 2013 rail disaster by inaugurating a memorial space.  On July 6, 2013, an unmanned train carrying tanker cars containing crude oil, derailed and exploded in the centre of »


A makeshift memorial honoring George Floyd in Minneapolis

A local resident stands in front of a makeshift memorial honoring George Floyd, at the spot where he was taken into custody, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria. Read the article  »

International, Politics, Society

Soldiers’ memorial to fallen Canadians in Afghanistan not open to families, veterans

‘An Insult’: Families of fallen and veterans not invited to dedication (public comments open on all stories- will be added after moderating) It was a memorial built by Canadian Forces members in Afghanistan to honour their fallen comrades and was »

Highlights, Society

Vandals strike war memorial on Thanksgiving weekend

Once again, vandals have defaced a memorial to the thousands of Canadians who made the supreme sacrifice in the World Wars. In addition to substantial enlistment by residents of the city and province, Halifax, Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast, »


Parish plans memorial service for Swissair crash of 1998

The Christian parish of Blandford plans to mark the 20th anniversary of the Swissair flight 111 that crashed off the east coast of Canada killing all 229 people on board. It is inviting other churches, individuals and organizations to join »


Man charged for theft of memorial plaques

(public commenting open on all RCI stories at bottom of page) It has become a plaque in recent years. Many memorial plaques and ornaments of brass, bronze, and copper are being regularly stolen and sold for scrap. As the value »

Politics, Society

Outrage over memorial having far right, racist overtones

Barbara Kulaszka died last month at age 64 in Brighton, Ontario, a town located about halfway between Toronto and Kingston. A librarian turned lawyer, her death passed virtually unnoticed by most and was only publicized on Tuesday of this week. »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

North Atlantic climate change research underway

An ambitious research project is underway between the Atlantic province of Newfoundland, and Ireland. Scientists from six countries are aboard a research vessel making a slow transit across the North Atlantic stopping to measure carbon dioxide levels in the ocean »