The Halifax Explosion

December 6, 1917Halifax, Nova ScotiaTwo ships collide in the harbor, causing a massive explosion resulting in the deaths of over 1,800 people and wounding over 9,000 Traffic was congested in the harbor on December 6, and the SS Imo, a Norwegian vessel carrying supplies for the Belgian Relief Commission, had to navigate around a tow…

Man executed for the murder of family

November 15, 1960Fort Saskatchewan, AlbertaRobert Raymond Cook Jr (23) is hanged for the murder of his father, becoming the last person to be executed in Alberta On the night of June 27, 1959, Robert Raymond Cook Jr. was arrested on charges resulting from a fraudulent car transaction in which he had posed as his father…

Torso of man killed by wife is found

March 16, 1946 Hamilton, Ontario The torso of a man, later identified as John Dick (pictured), is found The body was found by a group of five schoolchildren while they were hiking. They could not tell what the torso was at first but decided it was suspicious and elected to inform authorities of the discovery…