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This day. Hurricane Juan

(Part of a series) This Saturday, September 29, marks 15 years since Hurricane Juan ripped through Halifax in the middle of the night toppling trees, smashing boats and knocking out power for many days and even weeks in some neighbourhoods. Wind speeds of up to 178km an hour were recorded at McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour. Continue reading

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Oppose the militarization of aid in the name of the Canadian people!

100123-TorontoAntiprogogation-cropTML Daily (Nov. 19) – ON NOVEMBER 16, the Harper government’s Department of National Defence announced that two Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon helicopters will be leaving from CFB Trenton aboard a military transport plane bound for the Philippines, to buttress the military’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) which is already in the Philippines. A third helicopter will soon follow. According to the government, the military is there to provide “emergency relief” in the form of clearing roads, providing clean water and so on for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Veerasingan Dhuruvasangary, 1950-2006

Originally delivered as the Eulogy, Toronto, Ontario, 10 December 2006 by Robin Oakley with Tony Seed, and edited for publication

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(December 29, 2006) – Veerasingan Dhuruvasangary passed away on 2 December 2006 in Scarborough General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. A scientist, an inventor, writer, artist, internationalist and a beloved friend, we called this modest, unassuming man Dhuruva or, more often than not, Inventor.

Born in Point Pedro (Jaffna), Sri Lanka in September 1950, he used to say “I had two fathers: my birth father, and Russia.” Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Veerasingan Dhuruvasangary: A Reflection

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LEGACIES: LIVES LIVED – PAST / PROGRESSIVE | An occasional series

By TONY SEED*, Monsoon Journal

Veerasingan Dhuruvasangary, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Phil, P.hD, was a scientist, an inventor, a writer, an artist, an internationalist and above all, a beloved friend; we called this modest, unassuming man Dhuruva or, more often than not, Inventor. Continue reading

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