A very very sad day. I was in my first year of university at McGill when it happened and remember it well.
Posted by: heather at December 6, 2004 03:30 PM
Wow...what a horribly sad day in Canadian history. Even sadder considering the fact that even though I'm an American news-junkie, I'd never heard of this incident until today. It's amazing how oblivious we are to history in the U.S. public school system...even when I could drive to the Candian border in approximately 1 hour.
On the opposite side of the coin, I bet all Canadians know what happened to America 63 years ago today. We're all about the isolationism it seems.
Posted by: Matt at December 7, 2004 11:33 PM
A week of sad anniversaries all round.
If you still live close-ish to the border, you may be able to pick up CBC television on cable. I know Heather gets it, or used to. It makes for an interesting complement to the American broadcasts.
Posted by: Saedigh at December 8, 2004 08:46 AM
We still get CBC (thank goodness!). It was a great source of real, unbiased info during the election. And the olympic coverage is always the best, hands down.
Posted by: heather at December 8, 2004 12:24 PM
I believe we get CBC on digital cable. In fact, yes, we do (had to check)! Thank God they were around for the Olympics so we could watch a sport other than track and field.
I'm looking forward to curling next year...that sport is WILD! Something primal about the indiscriminant shouting and screaming as the "rock" (<--technical term) slides down the ice. I'd love to try it! Seriously. :-) My other Canuck friend that teaches at the Univ. of Guelph introduced me to Bocce ball last Spring.
Wow...I sound like I live in my parents' basement don't I? ;-)
Posted by: Matt at December 8, 2004 09:35 PM