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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 and 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» 

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» 

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» 


History: July 6 2013 – Canada’s deadly train disaster

Images of violent inferno in the middle of small Quebec town were seen around the world on this day three years ago. Known as the Lac Megantic rail disaster, a freight train carrying highly flammable fuel crashed and exploded in» 

International, Politics, Society

History: July 1, 1916, the tragic slaughter of Newfoundland youth

Millions of Canadians share in joyous celebration across the country on this Canada Day,  the 149th birthday of Canada’s founding on July 1, 1867. But in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador, it is a day of truly mixed» 

International, Society

100 years ago-horror, tragedy, and a change in history for Canada

July 1 is a day of celebration across Canada as the official national day celebrating the creation of the country in 1867.  In the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador however, it is a day of mixed emotions. Co-writer and» 

Environment, International, Society

Feb.5, 1911; The final entry, the Lost Patrol

They say that pride goeth before a fall, and that was surely the case in December 1910 for a mail patrol in the high Arctic On February 5th , 1911 a starving, half-frozen Inspector Francis Fitzgerald scribbled a note in»