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Tragedy strikes Canadian air force aerobatic team

Canada’s air force suffered another deadly loss this weekend even as it was attempting to lift the spirits of Canadians dealing with COVID-19. The famous RCAF aerobatics team known as the ‘Snowbirds’ had been on a two week cross-country tour »

International, Politics

PS752: How could Iran have made such a terrible tragic mistake?

After initially denying they were at fault, Iran quickly backtracked saying the shot down the passenger jet by mistake? But with modern sophisticated systems how could a large, slow moving, and climbing jetliner be mistaken for a “hostile” fighter jet »

International, Society

History Canada: Dec. 6, 1917 Canada’s worst domestic tragedy

It was December 6, 1917 and deadly war in Europe still dragged on with its massive destruction and horrific toll in lives. Canada’s east coast port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, had become a main staging point for the war »

Health, Society

Window air conditioners banned: Toronto housing

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has announced it will ban window-mounted air conditioning units effective immediately. The agency controls thousands of units of low-income and subsidised housing in the city. The move comes after one such unit fell out »

Economy, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada history: Aug 29, 1907 Quebec Bridge tragedy (No.1 of 2)

It was, and still is, the longest cantilever bridge in the world but one with a tragic history. The Quebec Bridge at 987 metres long (3,238 ft) spans the St. Lawrence river between the south shore city of Levis and »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Tragedy strikes cross-Canada farm education trip

Henk and Bettina Schuurmans, both aged 55, were dairy farmers in Floradale, just outside Elmira, Ontario. Their cross-Canada trip aboard a farm-tractor came to a tragic end this week when they were hit by a large truck on a highway »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Society

Profiting from tragedy: poor judgement, misunderstandings and outright scams

The Humboldt Broncos tragedy: Hockey league latest to come under criticism A small town hockey team from Humboldt Saskatchewan were travelling by bus to a match when a collision with a truck virtually wiped out the team.   The April 6 »

Highlights, International, Society

New stamp honours 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst domestic tragedy

Exactly 100 years ago on December 6 1917, the bustling Canadian port city of Halifax Nova Scotia was destroyed. Some 2,000 people died, immediately or shortly thereafter, and another 9,000 suffered a variety of injuries. It was surely one of »

Highlights, International, Society

Canada history: Feb 14, 1945, The tragic torpedo boat disaster.

Though the Allies now had a firm hold on the European continent and were battling back German forces, the Second World War was now at it’s height with desperate combat raging on land, in the air, and on the sea. »

Health, Politics, Society

Double spending on ‘tragedy’ of homelessness, urge advocates

A new report suggests the Canadian government double planned spending on affordable housing to end a homeless “crisis.” The report released by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness says the kind of person who is »