Bruce Forsyth

Author's details

Name: Bruce Forsyth
Date registered: April 23, 2014
URL: https://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. An “exemplary” police officer spared a criminal record — November 19, 2021
  2. The $10 Wedge-Issue – What to do about the high cost of daycare — November 16, 2021
  3. Disappointing that Barrie didn’t have an official Remembrance Day service at the city’s cenotaph — November 14, 2021
  4. Don Valley Elevated Wetland Structures – A mix of art and the environment — November 10, 2021
  5. The building that was once Barrie’s smallest stand-alone variety store — November 9, 2021

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 73 comments
  2. Canada should issue a Cold War Victory Medal to its military — 39 comments
  3. Watching the Skies – The RCAF Ground Observer Corps — 32 comments
  4. Camp Borden – The birthplace of the RCAF and the historic home of the Canadian Armoured Corps — 25 comments
  5. Claresholm Industrial Airport has rich military past — 21 comments

Author's posts listings

An “exemplary” police officer spared a criminal record

November 2021 Back in September, Justice Michelle Fuerst passed sentence on retired Barrie Police Sergeant Michael Chytuk, who had earlier this year, pleaded guilty to careless use of a firearm. Justice Fuerst granted an absolute discharge to the former sergeant, sparing him a criminal record, despite his guilty plea. He doesn’t even get probation or …

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The $10 Wedge-Issue – What to do about the high cost of daycare

November 2021 Justin Trudeau seems desperate for a legacy, any legacy, and right now he seems to be pinning it on a nationwide $10 per day daycare. Call me cynical, but I know Canadian taxpayers are going to end up with the short-end on this one, and I’m not just talking about the heavy tax …

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Disappointing that Barrie didn’t have an official Remembrance Day service at the city’s cenotaph

November 2021 On Remembrance Day 2021, a crowd of more than 3,000 gathered at Toronto’s Cenotaph out front of Old City Hall on Queen Street. The crowd, that included current and former military, dignitaries and ordinary citizens, listened to guest speaker Marvin Gord, a 100-year-old RCAF veteran who served as a radar specialist during World …

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Don Valley Elevated Wetland Structures – A mix of art and the environment

November 2021 In Toronto’s Don Valley, sit three large, white sculptures that look either like the lower half of an elephant or giant teeth. These sculptures are known as the Elevated Wetlands Sculpture, a functional art display, installed in the summer of 1998, that brings together the plastics industry, the artistic community, and environmental stewardship. …

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The building that was once Barrie’s smallest stand-alone variety store

November 2021 A small non-descript building on Owen Street in Barrie, Ontario, surrounded by modest pre-war and post-war family homes, has the unique distinction of once being the smallest stand-alone variety store in the city. Opened around 1949 by Henry Bauldry, the store, appropriately named Bauldry’s, sold just about everything that you would expect from …

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Two years later, the Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre has yet to be re-born

November 2021 The much loved Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre in Milton, Ontario, closed its doors on 15 December 2019, with the intention of demolishing the existing 52-year-old building, so that a new, modern building could rise in its place. Opened in 1967, the Mohawk Inn was designed as an early Canadian colonial-style Inn. It …

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The historic Adamson Estate & Pet Cemetery is a treasure for Port Credit

October 2021 There are many historic homes in the Greater Toronto Area of southern Ontario. One that is the jewel of the Port Credit area of Mississauga is the Adamson Estate. Situated along the shore of Lake Ontario, on land originally owned by Joseph Cawthra, the name-sake of Cawthra Road, in 1809, it was passed …

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Historic CP Railway station a remains a part of North Bay’s railway heritage

The former Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) station, near the waterfront in North Bay, Ontario, dates back to the golden era of the railways in Canada; a time when railway stations were grand, with architecturally stunning designs. Built in 1903, in the Richardson Romanesque style, the two-storey building was the third station built on the site. …

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OPP dedicates monument to officers lost to suicide

On 15 October 2021, the Ontario Provincial Police dedicated a monument outside their headquarters in Orillia, dedicated to officers who lost their lives to job-related suicide, “…whose deaths were related to the line of duty, rather than (in) the line of duty.” The outdoor monument consists of a memorial gazebo, with a round metal sculpture …

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Bomb Girls – Mural celebrates the legacy of Scarborough’s long-vanished GECO Munitions Plant

October 2021 In September 1941, a 225 acre property in what was then called Scarborough Township, became the home to Allied War Supplies Corporation’s Project No. 24, a munitions plant operated by the General Electric Company of Canada. Known locally as GECO, the complex consisted of 172 buildings on both sides of Warden Avenue, south …

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