International, Society

Canada history; Feb 21 1941: tragedy strikes a medical legend

The name of Dr Frederick Banting of Toronto is legendary in medical circles and to untold numbers of people owe their lives to his discovery of insulin. He announced the discovery in February 1922, and the world proclaimed it as» 

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.» 

International, Society

Canada history: Jan 12, 1945 Japan bombs Saskatchewan

With the Second World War at a crescendo in Europe and the Pacific, in the middle of Canada, many thousands of kilometres away from both, a young Saskatchewan boy accidentally discovered one of the stranger weapons of the war. On» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Last Ontario vestige of wartime internment facing demolition

It’s not much to look at, but a former small hotel/bar is the last remnant in Ontario of a troubled chapter in Canadian history. Known as the Eatonville roadhouse, it sits in the middle of a rural area of southwestern» 

International, Politics, Society

History: December 6, 1941 – War, spies, even James Bond

The small isolated farm in southern Ontario was the perfect spot. On December 6, 1941, it was declared ready. It had everything that was needed; lots of room far away from any neighbours and curious eyes and ears, the lake» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Flying a legend: Lancaster bomber

The Avro Lancaster is one of the most iconic aircraft of the Second World War.  There are only a handful still in existence. In light of the news that a deal has been struck to save  what is probably the» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Update- Lancaster KB-882- saved, at last!

It is one of last, if not the very last, restorable Lancaster bombers in the world.. The Lancaster is one of the most iconic aircraft of the Second World War. As for KB-882, it is not only an actual war veteran,» 

Indigenous, Society

Update: memorial to WWII indigenous hero

On September 17, 2016, hundreds of people in a small northern Ontario town, came to honour the memory of Sgt Charles Henry Byce. Politicians, Byce’s family members, veterans, representatives of the Moose Cree and aboriginal drummers, along with residents of» 

History Sept. 22, 1988: apology to Japanese-Canadians of WWII

In the late 1930;s and early 1940’s western nations knew Japan was posing a military threat. The full scale of Japanese horrors in their attacks on China in the late 1930’s was not yet realized when on December 7, 1941,» 


History July 17, 1944- The Canadian who changed the course of WWII

July 17, 1944 in Normandy France was a beautiful summer day. To the west, the Allies were in a bitter struggle but continuing to push inward from the beaches and coastal towns against determined resistance from German forces. Since January»