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The Cursed Lighthouse of Bird Rock

The Cursed Lighthouse of Bird Rock Every day, freighters passing through the Cabot Strait- the waterway between Newfoundland and Cape Breton, which separates the Gulf of St. Lawrence from the greater Atlantic Ocean- float by a bleak, windswept isle known as Rocher aux Oiseaux, or Bird Rock. This five-acre islet is
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Justin Bourque and the Moncton Shootout

Justin Bourque and the Moncton Shootout “Awful news coming out of Fredericton. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this morning’s shooting. We’re following the situation closely.”So tweeted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning in response to news of a shootout that took place in the courtyard of an

Frank Slide – Turtle Mountain

The place not to be the morning of April 29, 1903 was the town of Frank, Alberta. Frank was a burgeoning mining town of 600 nestled in the Crowsnest Pass in the shadow of the massive Turtle Mountain which rises over 7,000 feet above town.  At 4:10 AM that fateful
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Quebec Bridge Collapse

In 1907 Quebec was building the biggest cantilever bridge in the world.  Little did they know that on August 29 that they would also experience one of the largest bridge collapses in history. The bridge across the St. Lawrence River, six-mile above Quebec City, was the brainchild of the Quebec
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The Saguenay Flood

It was a way of life for the people of the Saguenay region.  The sun would rise over the pristine Chicoutimi River.  That was until August 5, 1996. The Saguenay site is in the central northern region of the province.  It includes town such as La Baie, Chicoutimi and Jonquiere.Torrential
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The Halifax Explosion of 1945

I am sure that all of you have heard of the Halifax Explosion of 1917.  If not, then hang your head in shame and read our article on The Halifax Explosion of 1917! While the Halifax Explosion of 1917 was a calamity, it was not the only major wartime explosion
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