Category Archive: Interesting Things to Know

A true gentleman and a life well lived

January 2024 It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announces the passing of Colonel (Ret’d) James Charles Forsyth, CStJ, CD, CA, on 11 January 2024, at the age of 85. Born in Hamilton on 1 June 1938, the son of the late Maurice & Lillian (Denver) Forsyth. James was a graduate of Central Secondary …

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Night of the Broken Glass – Beth Tzedec Congregation commemorates the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht Pogrom

November 2023 On 10 November 2023, Beth Tzedec Congregation and the Toronto Holocaust Museum held a commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, as a part of Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. This was pogrom carried out against Jews by the Nazi Party’s Sturmabteilung (SA) paramilitary and Schutzstaffel (SS) paramilitary forces, along with …

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The Canadian connection to the Great Escape

11 November 2023 Re:  “Lest we forget: They made the ultimate sacrifice” (Toronto Sun Editorial, 11 November):  I realize your list of Canadian involvement wasn’t meant to be a comprehensive list, but another to add to it is “The Great Escape.”  While the 1963 movie was very entertaining, it was sadly historically incorrect.  Many of …

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Remembering Colleen Lantz – A wife and mother’s final act likely saved her infant son

August 2023 Police officers frequently become desensitized to the tragedies that we see in the course of our duties. We can’t get too emotionally involved in the calls we attend, otherwise we wouldn’t be able to do our jobs for long. We compartmentalize, develop dark senses of humour and sometimes crack jokes that could be …

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The day we went dark 20 years ago – The Northeast Blackout of 2003

14 August 2023 Well, not exactly the world, but it was still big. It was 14 August 2003, when a widespread power outage hit the Northeastern and Midwestern parts of America, and a big part of the Canadian province of Ontario, beginning just after 4:10 p.m. EDST. Now known as the Northeast Blackout of 2003, it …

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Ian Stewart – The forgotten Rolling Stone honoured by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

May 2023 The Rolling Stones are considered by many to be one of the greatest rock and roll bands in history. Formed in London, England, in 1962, the band would quickly rocket to stardom as the “Bad Boys” of rock and roll; the as the antithesis to the Beatles. After going through a couple of …

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Annual ceremony in Angus remembers lives lost in long-ago munitions explosion at RCAF 13 “X” Depot

March 2023 At 1pm on Monday, March 20, a small contingent from Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot Angus at Base Borden gathered at the cenotaph in the Village of Angus, just north of the base. Lead by Depot Commanding Officer Major Marvin Lacea, CD, they were there to honour the six civilians and one airman who …

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Hamilton’s HMCS STAR Naval Reserve Division holds its Centennial Gala at the historic LiUNA Station

March 2023 On 11 March, over two hundred fifty participants celebrated the Centennial Gala for His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) STAR, Hamilton’s Naval Reserve Division at LIUNA Station. The architecturally grand former Canadian National Railway station on James Street North, now a banquet facility called LiUNA Station, has been around almost as long as HMCS …

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How I pictured you

November 2022 A collection of my modeling photos.

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Funeral for two fallen South Simcoe Police officers attended by thousands

October 2022 Another month; another police funeral. This time, two constables with the South Simcoe Police Service, a small urban-rural police service, north of Toronto, Ontario, were both shot on 12 October, while attending a disturbance call from home in a residential area of the mostly-rural Town of Innisfil. Constables Morgan Russell, 54, and Devon Northrup, 33, were shot …

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