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. Toronto Council votes against honouring late mayor Rob Ford — November 12, 2017
  2. Barrie’s Military Heritage Park officially dedicated — November 7, 2017
  3. Pioneer woman’s gravesite remembered with city park — November 3, 2017
  4. The great American clean-up, Part 2: Illegal dumping continues in Centralia — October 28, 2017
  5. Why can’t carbon-based energy production be green? — October 6, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 38 comments
  2. Canada should issue a Cold War Victory Medal to its military — 32 comments
  3. Watching the Skies – The RCAF Ground Observer Corps — 19 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

Toronto Council votes against honouring late mayor Rob Ford

November 2017 Re:  Rob Ford stadium nixed (Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun, 5 October 2017): Toronto City Council should be ashamed of themselves for refusing to approve the re-naming of Centennial Stadium after the late Mayor Rob Ford.  This refusal is particularly galling given that council voted 33-2 to approve the naming of something in memory …

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Barrie’s Military Heritage Park officially dedicated

November 2017 On 27 October 2017, Barrie’s Military History Park was formally dedicated by Mayor Jeff Lehman. The $1.57-million park, located just east of Southshore Centre along Kempenfelt Bay, honours and showcases the link between the City of Barrie and its ongoing relationship with CFB Borden and Canada’s military forces. Visitors can take a self-guided …

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Pioneer woman’s gravesite remembered with city park

November 2017 In the south-east corner of Barrie, Ontario, sits a small park sandwiched between Priscillas Place and Lockhart Road sits small corner park named J. Gibbons Park. All that one will find in this park are a lone grave and a monument stone telling the story of a woman named Jane (Young) Gibbins, the …

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The great American clean-up, Part 2: Illegal dumping continues in Centralia

October 2017 On 21 October 2017, EPCAMR (Eastern PA Coalition of Abandoned Mine Reclamation) organized another successful community clean-up in Centralia, Pennsylvania’s Lost Town. Since May 2014, EPCAMR (Eastern PA Coalition of Abandoned Mine Reclamation) has been organizing annual community clean-ups in Centralia, a borough in the heart of Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region. Although the …

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Why can’t carbon-based energy production be green?

October 2017 Governments are always saying we need to “invest” in “green” technologies; we need to encourage “green” innovation.  We’ve come a long way in cleaning up our environment in the past without carbon taxes to encourage this innovation.  Why do we need them now? Back in the 1980s, acid-rain was a great threat and …

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Where will our soldiers pug in their electric tanks?

Toronto Sun 14 October 2017 With the decision of TransCanada Pipelines to cancel their $15.7 billion Energy East Pipeline, a pipeline that would have transported Alberta crude to refineries in the Maritimes and eventually to markets across the Atlantic, we can say goodby to the creation of 15, 000 construction jobs and a potential for …

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Things could be worse; but that doesn’t make it good

Toronto Sun 1 October 2017 Re: “Things could be worse,” (Omar Khan, Toronto Sun, September 25): Yes Mr. Khan, facts do matter and I’m glad that you pointed out that Ontario is the most indebted sub-sovereign jurisdiction. That fact does matter, even if it could be worse. However, I still don’t think there is any …

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When is a sure thing not a sure thing?

September 2017 Although I’m a Conservative supporter and a supporter of Patrick Brown since he was a Member of Parliament, I’m not completely convinced that he can defeat Kathleen Wynne’s government in next year’s election. After 14 years of lies, increased taxes, scandals, criminal charges, debt that’s double what it was in 2003, the dumpster-fire …

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Forgotten valour – The only Canadian soldier to win the Queen’s Scarf of Honour

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. –For The Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon   September 2017 In the small Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery in Chelsea, Quebec, is the final resting place of a Canadian soldier and veteran of the South African War.  Private Richard Rowland Thompson served with distinction …

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There’s crisis in policing

September 2016 Re:  Did boozy cop get off easy? (Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun, 14 September 2014); I had two reactions when I read this article.  The first was what is causing so many cops to drink, especially when we see first-hand the carnage that results (collisions, domestics, etc)?  The second was this could have been me …

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