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. Barrie’s Ukrainian Vyshyvanka Day Festival – Celebrating everything Ukrainian — May 21, 2024
  2. E/Vs are losing their luster with consumers — May 20, 2024
  3. The Queen’s Hotel – A popular Barrie establishment for almost two centuries — May 17, 2024
  4. What could go wrong with a $10/day childcare plan? Oh right! — May 16, 2024
  5. Entitled to their entitlements — May 13, 2024

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 74 comments
  2. Canada should issue a Cold War Victory Medal to its military — 45 comments
  3. Watching the Skies – The RCAF Ground Observer Corps — 35 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 — 23 comments

Author's posts listings

Union Burial Ground

April 2024 Cemeteries can serve as a window into the past and can provide a lot of information about the history of a community. This is very true when it comes to old pioneer cemeteries, like the Union Burying Ground on Plains Road East in Burlington. Established in 1848, it’s the final resting place of …

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Museum takes you back in time to the early days of Simcoe County

April 2024 The southern Ontario County of Simcoe, named after Lieutenant-General John Graves Simcoe, the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada from 1791 to 1796, has a long, rich history, dating back to the early days of British North America. That history is celebrated at the Simcoe County Museum, an interactive museum that tells the …

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Why was Umar Zameer tried for murder?

April 2024 Firstly, I would like express my condolences to the family of Detective Constable Jeffrey Northrup. With the acquittal of Umar Zameer in the death of D/C Northrup, we have avoided a gross miscarriage of justice. After hearing the evidence and what the presiding judge thought of the Crown’s case, this was the only …

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The keffiyeh has become a toxic political symbol

Published in the Toronto Sun, 25 April 2024 While the keffiyeh may be a very practical item in a desert environment, it has become a toxic political symbol in recent months. Since the 7 October terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas, the keffiyeh has become a symbol of antisemitism and support for the destruction of …

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Incentives needed in light of doctor shortages

April 2024 Re:  “Doctor’s orders” (Brian Lilley, Toronto Sun, 4 April):  Maybe the solution is encouraging medical students to enter into the primary-care field by offering incentives such as free tuition, backed up by a contractual obligation that they must stay in the field for a specified time period, such as 5 years.  Once we …

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Borden dedicates new monument marking the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force

April 2024 Canadian Forces Base Borden, in the southern Ontario county of Simcoe, has been a training base for Canada’s Armed Forces for over a century. Opened on 11 July 1916 as Camp Borden, named after Sir Frederick Borden, Minister of Militia under Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, it was originally a training centre for infantry …

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From transportation to recreation – The Caledon Trailway and the relics of a railroading past

April 2024 Since the early Nineteenth Century, railroads have have been an effective transportation option for goods and passengers. While the railways once dominated transportation, particularly land transportation, the emergence of automobiles, trucks and improved road networks gave the business community and the general public better options, leading to the demise of many railway companies …

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I’d rather keep the money in my pocket, thank you

March 2024 I wanted to respond to letter writer Annabelle Groves, particularly her statement questioning Canadians “… who parrot the phrase “axe the tax” not regularly receiving rebate cheques from the federal government?” Well, I receive a carbon tax refund, but I still believe in “Axe the Tax.” A carbon tax is a tax and …

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Is a serial arsonist behind the rash of fires at abandoned Borscht Belt hotels?

March 2024 The Borscht Belt was the colloquial name of the Catskills area of eastern New York State that was once populated with resorts and bungalow communities for Jewish clients from New York City. In an era when Jewish people still faced discrimination elsewhere, Borscht Belt resorts were a popular choice for family vacations and for …

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Beechwood National Cemetery – The final resting place of Veterans and notable Canadians

March 2024 On first glance, Beechwood Cemetery looks like any other cemetery. This cemetery in the Ottawa suburb of Vanier is the national cemetery of Canada, the final resting place for over 85, 000 Canadians from a variety of backgrounds. Most notably, Beechwood Cemetery is the national cemetery for the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal …

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