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Entrepreneur Fred Kaneb invented the Dilbert Dunker

By on August 29, 2016 in Articles with 0 Comments
Entrepreneur Fred Kaneb invented the Dilbert Dunker

During his long life, Fred Kaneb, who has died at the age of 96, ran a series of successful businesses in Canada, including an oil company. His biggest claim to fame, however, is his wartime invention of the Dilbert Dunker, a gizmo designed to save the lives of U.S. air crews. During the Second World […]

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Robert Gannicott had an adventurous and brilliant mining career

By on August 27, 2016 in Articles with 0 Comments
Robert Gannicott had an adventurous and brilliant mining career

Bob Gannicott left England for Yellowknife nearly penniless when he was 19 because of a thwarted romance. He had been studying mining engineering at the University of Nottingham, but dropped out to work at the Giant Mine in Yellowknife. From that start Mr. Gannicott, who died this month at the age of 69, went on […]

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Hungarian chess master living in Toronto tells tales from his 110 years

By on August 13, 2016 in Articles with 0 Comments
Hungarian chess master living in Toronto tells tales from his 110 years

Zoltan Sarosy was just two months shy of his eighth birthday when Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was assassinated in Sarajevo, setting in motion the crisis that led to the First World War. The young Hungarian boy was living on a military base on the Adriatic, where his father was a doctor in […]

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Decoder Margaret Cooper monitored German U-boats during WWII

By on August 5, 2016 in Articles with 0 Comments
Decoder Margaret Cooper monitored German U-boats during WWII

Margaret Cooper was at a car showroom in Hamilton, Ont., in the early 1950s when her husband, Craig, struck up a conversation with a young German immigrant. He mentioned that his father had been the captain of a U-boat during the Second World War. Although Mrs. Cooper knew the captain’s name, the submarine he was […]

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