Category Archive: Articles

We must never forget: The 9-11 terrorist attacks 18 years later

Septermber 2019 I think it’s important to remember that not all Muslims supported this terrorist act and others like it. In fact, more Muslims are killed by their fellow Muslims than by any other religion or nationality. That said, the terrorists who committed this horrific act were Muslims; radicalized Muslims from the terrorist group Al-Qaida, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://militarybruce.com/we-must-never-forget-the-9-11-terrorist-attacks-18-years-later/

OSAP cuts don’t have to mean the end of your post-secondary career

September 2019 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is reporting in Ottawa that, “…a number of University of Ottawa students say they’ve had to alter their course loads because of the $600 million cut to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).” No doubt this scenario is playing out at other universities and colleges across the province too. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://militarybruce.com/osap-cuts-dont-have-to-mean-the-end-of-your-post-secondary-career/

The “Silent Hill” church – Last church standing in Centralia

September 2019 On a hill overlooking Centralia, Pennsylvania, a partially abandoned ghost town deep in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region, sits Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church. While fans of the Silent Hill movies and video games will recognize the church as the fictional “Silent Hill” church, this church is actually one of …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://militarybruce.com/the-silent-hill-church-last-church-standing-in-centralia/

Who’s to blame for the Khadr payout?

September 2019 An article published by I-Politics in July 2017, asks the question: “Who’s to blame for the Khadr payout?” They then proceed to answer their own question,”Stephen Harper, mostly.” OK, some problems with the assessment in this article. You can read the article below, but here’s some reality to add to the story: There …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://militarybruce.com/whos-to-blame-for-the-khadr-payout/

Port Dalhousie’s Lakeside Carousel – A century of family fun

September 2019 The Port Dalhousie community of St. Catherines, Ontario, is home to a unique tourist attraction. For a century, visitors to Lakeside Park have been able to ride the Lakeside Park Carousel, one of only nine antique hand carved carousels still operating in Canada and one of approximately 350 in North America. The cost …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://militarybruce.com/port-dalhousies-lakeside-carousel-a-century-of-family-fun/

Memorial to two lost War of 1812 schooners on Hamilton’s waterfront

August 2019 In Confederation Park in Hamilton, Ontario, just off Van Wagners Beach, is a unique monument to the loss of two American schooners during the War of 1812. Looking like a small cemetery, there are in fact no bodies buried beneath the stones that bear the names of the 53 sailors that were claimed …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://militarybruce.com/memorial-to-two-lost-war-of-1812-schooners-on-hamiltons-waterfront/

Shining a light on the past – the Burlington Beach Canal Lighthouse

August 2019 Since 1858, a stone lighthouse has stood beside the Burlington Bay Shipping Canal, connecting Burlington Bay/Hamilton Harbour to Lake Ontario. Today, both lake freighters and pleasure craft transit through the canal, cut through the sandbar that separates the bay from Lake Ontario in the 1820s as a part of the early shipping routes …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://militarybruce.com/shining-a-light-on-the-past-the-burlington-beach-canal-lighthouse/

Mob women – The rise and fall of Hamilton’s own Bessie Starkman-Perri

August 2019 Hamilton, Ontario, is known as “Steeltown” to locals and those who love the city. With two steel mills, Dafasco and Stelco, employers that have provided jobs to generations of Hamiltonians, it’s a natural nick-name. Hamilton also has another less-than-legal claim to fame as a base of operations for some of the Mafia bosses …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://militarybruce.com/mob-women-the-rise-and-fall-of-hamiltons-own-bessie-starkman-perri/

What did he say? Let’s go to the tape

August 2019 Groan!! Ralph Goodale recently unearthed a video clip of Andrew Sheer from 2005, in which Sheer states he is against same-sex marriage. In other news, prior to the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, slavery was still socially acceptable in the southern United States and a significant portion of the southern population were slave owners. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://militarybruce.com/what-did-he-say-lets-go-to-the-tape/

Decorated WWII RCAF pilot’s post-war death recognized by Commonwealth War Graves Commission

August 2019 For almost 73 years, the grave of Byron “Barney” Rawson, in the Rawson family plot in Woodland Cemetery in Burlington, Ontario, was only adorned with a small granite marker bearing “Byron 1922-1945”. On 23 December 1945, Wing Commander Byron Rawson, a decorated WWII pilot, sat in his parents home on Robinson Street in …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://militarybruce.com/decorated-wwii-rcaf-pilots-post-war-death-recognized-as/

Older posts «