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International, Politics, Society

Canada History: Feb. 19. 1942; When the Nazis invaded Winnipeg

By 1942, Canada was on a total war footing. People were enlisting eagerly into the Canadian military forces, industrial production was massively converted to war production of guns, artillery, ships, aircraft, armoured and cargo vehicles, radios, medical supplies, uniforms and» 

International, Politics

NATO emergency meeting over killing of top Iranian general

After the U.S. drone strike on Friday that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, and several other important Iranian military or militia leaders on Iraqi soil. U.S. President Trump said Soleimani’s “reign of terror” was over.  The U.S. action appears to» 

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» 

International, Society

Remembrance Day: Honouring the Canadian fallen

It is a cold and slightly snowy day across much of Canada this November 11th, as it often is on this date in this country. Regardless of the weather,  Canadians are gathering at cenotaphs, war memorials and community centres across» 

Religion, Society

Storm of veteran’s protest reverses school decision on Remembrance Day prayer

Perhaps the administrators thought they were making a “modern” decision. Administrators at Jubilee Elementary School in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton said they wanted to make the annual Remembrance Day commemoration “more inclusive” by eliminating the Remembrance prayer for the November» 

International, Politics

Canada History: Oct 31, 1944; The vicious battle for the Walcheren causeway

By October of 1944 Canadians had fought their way from the Normandy beach to the French interior, then along the Atlantic coast through Belgium, capturing German rocket sites and all bitterly defended by hardened German troops. By the end of» 

International, Politics

Canada history: Sept 15, 1993, Canada’s biggest battle since the Korean war

Sadly, many of Canada’s biggest and bravest military successes go relatively unnoticed and forgotten; incredible battles like Hill 70, Canada at D-Day and beyond, Kapyong, and many others of which Canada should take great pride, are generally little known both» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada History: Aug 8, 1918: WWI- the beginning of the end

Epic battle and Canada’s 100 days. By this time in the First World War, Canadian troops had come to be feared by the Germans as the best of the Entente (Allied) forces. The Canadian reputation had begun early in the» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada history: Aug 6,1942; Battle of the Atlantic- a deadly duel in the fog

HMCS Assiniboine and U-210 It is the kind of battle that Hollywood might dream up as fantasy, but it was absolutely real. In August 1942 Canadian River class destroyer HMCS Assiniboine was escorting a convoy of 33 supply ships from» 

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Canada history: July 8, 1760 – ending French control in North America

Battle of the Restigouche: naval battle helped determine the future of North America After years of contention between France and Britain in North America and the final capture of Quebec City,  French influence was waning and in desperate straights. A»