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    Secret trial only discovered once it was appealed

    Crown prosecutors (names redacted), defence counsel (names redacted), the accused (name redacted) and a judge (name redacted) held a trial in Quebec (time and place redacted) that wouldn't exist, had the defendant not appealed. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/secret-trial-quebec-1.6397857
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    Former Winnipeg Chief Administrative Officer loses lawsuit over $327K bribe

    A Manitoba court has ruled in favour of the City of Winnipeg's civil claim that former chief administrative officer Phil Sheegl accepted a bribe and breached his duty as a city officer by accepting $327,000 from the contractor who built the city's police headquarters...
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    Flair Airlines ownership structure under investigation

    Canadian regulators are conducting a formal investigation of Flair Airlines, whose ownership is nominally 25% American, but that same group leases them all their aircraft and hold three of five seats on the board of directors...
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    SR-71 #953 crash

    Just found this article; a very interesting discussion of a loss of an a/c during a test flight. An interesting investigation; questions about instrument records vs pilot memories; and a fascinating discovery about the probable cause. https://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/SR-71_953_crash_site.htm
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    That time a future president of the USA dismantled a nuclear reactor after a meltdown - in Canada

    One of those "They'd never let someone write this in a movie - nobody would believe it" moments. As a young naval lieutenant, Jimmy Carter was part of a team that dismantled a nuclear reactor in Chalk River after a partial meltdown. Radiation levels were so high that they worked in ninety...
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    Heir to liquid paper fortune dies at age 78

    The heir to the Liquid Paper fortune has passed away. His mother was an innovator who enabled employees to excel, with financial support and prioritizing employee well-being above profits...
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    Maj. Roy Sinclair Donnelly

    After a thirty-seven year military career with the QoR and the PPCLI, followed by long service with Public Safety Canada, Maj. Roy Sinclair Donnelly passed away last Tuesday. https://www.arbormemorial.ca/kelly-orleans/obituaries/roy-clair-donnelly/72004
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    LCol (ret'd) Mel Brown

    Mel Brown, former CO 2 RCHA, rum and coke aficionado, who continued to serve as a DND public servant long after his retirement from the CAF (into his 80s before his second retirement), stubborn, cantankerous, opinionated, and with a heart of gold, has passed away, per a Facebook post from his...
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    LCol Jeff Lytle, commander RCA home station

    Sad news for the Army and the Royal Regiment. A good man taken far to soon by cancer. Jeff died last night, and leaves behind his wife and four children.
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    What's the buzz? [April Fools 2021]

    Chrome on Android: getting a speaker icon popping up, and playback of some buzzing. Which, perhaps, is a sign of the times...
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    Suez Canal blocked by EVERGIVEN

    There's a Captain having a very, very bad day. Their oversize container ship has accidentally pivoted and completely blocked the Suez canal. Photo: Realtime position of the ship: EVER GIVEN Current position (Container Ship, IMO 9811000) - VesselFinder
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    United Airlines 328: Minor issues

    Apparently a Boeing 777-200 en route to Honolulu had to turn back. Minor engine issues...
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    Help identify Canadian war dead with no known grave

    DND has set up a website to permit Canadians with relatives who died in Canadian service with no known grave to register and help them in their casualty identification efforts when remains are found...
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    Murderer, musician Phil Spector dead at 81

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    Apple iOS Security Flaw - just connecting to wifi

    A Google security researcher has released a detailed explanation of a flaw he discovered and reported (since patched), which could give an attacker access and control of an iOS device, without the user having to click on anything...
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    RIP David Prowse, Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy

    Famed British bodybuilder David Prowse, who wore the cloak, helmet and mask of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy died on November 28th at the age of 85. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsMWVW4xtwI
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    Col (Ret'd) Guy Simonds, 1958-2020

    The Royal Regiment is lessened by the loss of an articulate, intelligent and capable officer. https://jamesreidfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1599/Colonel-Ret-d-Christopher-Simonds-CD/obituary.html?fbclid=IwAR1Guc_XoumQ1VQYT4RiSBjhBgAVA4BcgpO87fUe2G86Q9rLEnPUpZRizWk#tribute-start
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    Right Honourable John Turner, PC, CC, QC dies at age 91

    Former Prime Minister John Turner died yesterday at age 91.  No details are available about his cause of death, nor plans for his funeral.  https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/john-turner-obituary-1.5731229
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    Rank beats talent

    From the Wavell Room - a discussion on education, training and development.  How do we select and develop leaders, and what behaviours do we (and should we) reinforce? https://wavellroom.com/2019/10/09/too-fat-to-think-disruptive-thought-military/ Is the British military too fat to think? by...
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    French officer arrested for allegedly spying for Russia

    In the "Who said the Cold War is over" department, a European source is reporting that a French senior officer posted to a NATO base in Italy was arrested several days ago for allegedly sending secret documents to the Russian secret service. Full article (in French)...