Acts of Terrorism in Canada

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    Acts of Terrorism in Canada

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:10 pm

    Edmonton Aircraft Bombing - January 29, 1965

    On January 29, 1965, a left-wing radical group bombed three American warplanes being retrofitted at an Edmonton airport.

    Background
    The American military sent 112 planes to the Edmonton Industrial Airport, where they were to be repaired by Northwest Industries. Although initial reports pointed out that 15 of the planes had run spy missions over post-Revolution China, the attack was said to be in protest of the Vietnam War. It is believed to have been one of the first attacks ever citing American involvement in Vietnam as its motive.

    Attack
    A security guard was shot with a rifle, when the perpetrator entered the airport. Two F-84 jets were destroyed, and a third heavily damaged by the bombing.

    Following the attack, an unemployed German immigrant was arrested by police who were led to his location by police dogs, and charged with the murder of the security guard.


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    Re: Acts of Terrorism in Canada

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:12 pm

    Kootenay Lake Crossing - 1962

    Kootenay Lake Crossing was a powerline crossing of Kootenay Lake, British Columbia, Canada. The idea was to move electricity from the Hydro dam on the Kootenay River at Brilliant to the Cominco Sullivan Mine at Kimberley. The most direct route was across Kootenay Lake. It was with a span width of 3248 metres the longest powerline span of North America and was fixed on two 90 metre tall electricity pylons. Roebling cable provided the steel support cable for the conductor. The height of conductor over Kootenay Lake was 37 metres. There was a 100 meter steel support tower on the east shore, and rock anchored shorter towers high up on the west shore. Kootenay Lake Crossing was inaugurated in 1958, but was demolished in 1962 by explosives placed by the Sons of Freedom religious sect of the Doukhobors. The tower was rebuilt and the span lengthened in course. The powerline is still in operation today, but uses today on each site of the lake ( for each phase a separate tower) situated at 49°42'2"N 116°51'59"W and at 49°42'29"N 116°54'44"W .


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