Bruce Forsyth

Author's details

Name: Bruce Forsyth
Date registered: April 23, 2014
URL: http://www.militarybruce.com

Biography

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

Latest posts

  1. Abandoned Ontario jail a favourite among urban explorers — May 17, 2018
  2. As support for carbon taxes falls, have Canadians finally reached their tax limit? — May 17, 2018
  3. Crumbling resort hotel a relic of a by-gone era — May 13, 2018
  4. Western theme park now a crumbling ghost town — May 13, 2018
  5. Roxham Road – A trip to the Twilight Zone — May 11, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 49 comments
  2. Canada should issue a Cold War Victory Medal to its military — 32 comments
  3. Watching the Skies – The RCAF Ground Observer Corps — 21 comments
  4. Claresholm Industrial Airport has rich military past — 18 comments
  5. A medal to recognize all military service members — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

Abandoned Ontario jail a favourite among urban explorers

May 2018 The crumbling ruins of Camp Bison stand as the sole reminder of a long-vanished town. Ontario has many ghost towns; towns that once bustled with people and activity but now are silent. The former Town of Burwash, south of Sudbury, is a favourite among Urban Explorers. Burwash was originally founded in 1914 to …

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As support for carbon taxes falls, have Canadians finally reached their tax limit?

May 2018 So a recent Abacus Data poll shows the Ontario NDP virtually tied with the PCs in the upcoming election.  In one sense, this should be taken with a huge grain of salt, given how American polls showed Hillary with a 90% rating just days before the election. However, I’m not going to take for …

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Crumbling resort hotel a relic of a by-gone era

May 2018 In the Catskill region of New York State lie the crumbling ruins of Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel. Opened in 1919 by Asher Selig Grossinger and his wife Malka, the resort was once the premier, and one of  largest of the Borscht Belt resorts kosher resort for Jewish clients from New York City. The luxurious …

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Western theme park now a crumbling ghost town

May 2018 In the Adirondack Mountains north of Albany, New York, families once flocked to Frontier Town, a Western theme park in the Town of North Hudsen, where costumed re-enactors would provide an interactive glimpse of American history. Opened on Independence Day in 1952 by owner Arthur Bensen, visitors to the 267-acre park where could …

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Roxham Road – A trip to the Twilight Zone

May 2018 On a recent road-trip, I made my way to the now infamous Roxham Road, the now-officially-designated unofficial Point-of-Entry straddling the Canada-American border at Quebec and New York State where economic migrants come to make their refugee claims in contravention of the Safe Third Country Agreement. As I was already in the States, I …

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Crowd gathers to remember fallen police officers in New York State

Submitted to the Albany Times Union May 2018 Every year, memorial services are held across the United States and Canada honouring police and peace officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty over the past year. This year, I made the trip to Albany from Toronto and was part of the crowd assembled at the State …

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“I’m afraid of the dark Daddy” – Little Merrit’s Tomb

  May 2018 In a small cemetery west of Oxford, New York, lies the mortal remains of Merrit Beardsley. What makes the grave of “Little Merritt” unique is that this small, above-ground tomb has a window at one end. On a cold, snowy night in December 1865, “Little Merrit” Beardsley, an 8-year-old boy, was dying …

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Should mentally ill man be branded a terrorist for attacking Canadian soldiers?

April 2018 Re: “A matter that matters” (Michelle Mandel, Toronto Sun, 21 April), the one aspect of this case of Avanle Hassan Ali that really jumped out at me is the conclusions of the examining psychiatrists, that being, “The doctors concluded his delusions and psychosis left him unable to realize his actions were morally wrong.” …

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Livingston sentenced to 4 months in e-mail deletion scandal

April 2018 David Livingston got off very lightly being sentenced to only 4 months in jail. Livingston should have been sentenced to 10 years in prison, but I’d be willing to cut it down to a year if he starts talking. Livingston owes it to all Ontarians to tell who else was involved and what …

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“Ungovernables” rampage against capitalism on Hamilton’s trendy Locke Street South

March 2018 A group of anarchists calling themselves “The Ungovernables” went on a rampage on the trendy Locke Street in Hamilton, an area that has been undergoing gentrification, back on 3 March, causing around $100, 000 damage. In an ironic twist, the headquarters for the Hamilton anarchists on Cannon Street East near Victoria Avenue North, …

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