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A new plaque at the Kitimat cenotaph commemorates service in Afghanistan, see on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2015. (Robin Rowland)
A member of the Royal Canadian Legion distributes poppies and programs before the Remembrance Day Service. (Robin Rowland)
Before the “Guardians of Remembrance” service, someone left three red roses on the cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)
A small boy wears an RCMP uniform at the service. (Robin Rowland)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police lead the parade to the cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)
Army Cadets and Girl Guides were also part of the parade. (Robin Rowland)
Bugler Derrick Stoigny sounds the Last Post, as Marg Bogaert of the Legion salutes and Mayor Phil Germuth bows his head. (Robin Rowland)
Across the country on its one hundredth anniversary, John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields was recited or sung. In Kitimat it was the Sine Nomine choir. (Robin Rowland)
One of the singers from Sine Nomine. (Robin Rowland)
A former peacekeeper lays the wreath on behalf of the Canadian Forces. (Robin Rowland)
Mayor Phil Germuth prepares to lay a wreath on behalf of the District of Kitimat. (Robin Rowland)
The Winterhawks hockey team witnessed the 2015 Remembrance Day service. (Robin Rowland)
Marg Bogaert salutes during the playing of “God Save the Queen,” as the 2015 Remembrance Service comes to an end. (Robin Rowland)
The new District of Kitimat Council was sworn in at a special ceremony at the Council Chambers at Northwest Community College in Kitimat, Monday, December 1, 2014.
Mario Feldhoff reads the oath of office. (Robin Rowland)
Councillor Edwin Empinado celebrates being elected for a second term. (Robin Rowland)
Ron Poole swears in new councillor, tattoo artist Claire Rattée. (Robin Rowland)
New councillor Larry Walker prepares to sign his oath of office. (Robin Rowland)
The new mayor, Phil Germuth gives his inaugural address. (Robin Rowland)
The 2014 District of Kitimat Council, (left to right) Councillor Edwin Empinado, Councillor Larry Walker, Councillor Mario Feldhoff, Mayor Phil Germuth, Councillor Rob Goffinet, Councillor Claire Rattée and Councillor Mary Murphy, with Sgt. Graham Morgan and Staff Sgt. Phil Harrison.
When I shot Pride for CBC in 2007 and 2008 I was accredited and could move anywhere on the parade route. (I wasn’t in Toronto for Pride 2009). This year with no accreditation, I went back to my favourite spot to watch Pride Yonge and Alexander streets. Not the best choice this year, with a very hot sun overhead and the CP 24 camera position across the street. But by the time I got there, it was too late to move to a better position. Despite that I had fun any way.
I wasn’t assigned to cover the Olympic torch relay on the evening of Thursday Dec. 17, 2009, but ran right into it as I was heading from work to work out at the downtown YMCA.
I got to College subway station and saw the crowd waiting for the torch.
was preparing to make my way through the crowd to the Y, I heard yelling. Then I saw that a group of demonstrators had rushed onto Yonge
Street south of College yelling slogans like “No Olympics on stolen native land” and waving signs.
I didn’t have my main photo gear but had the trusty small camera I always carry in a fanny pack, the Panasonic FZ28.
With the FZ28, as I have in the past, I pushed the Panasonic Lumix to its limit to shoot the demonstration using available light. ISO 1600, EV +1.5, shutter priority at 1/40 and 1/50 of a second.
The crowd then congregated at Yonge and
Demonstrators opposing the Olympic torch relay gather at Yonge and
College streets in Toronto on Thursday night. (Robin Rowland/CBC)
As the demonstrators moved up Yonge Street, I called the CBC news desk to tell them what was going on.
Brett Gundlock of The National Post grabbed shot of a demonstrator as I passed by talking on my cell phone to the CBC Live Desk.
Toronto police at first tried and failed to stop the demonstration at Yonge and Grovesnor Streets when the protesters ran into the first two police cruisers escorting the torch parade. (Robin Rowland/CBC)
Further up Yonge Street, a cordon of police officers with bicycles stopped the protest a block south of Wellesley Street.
The torch relay reached the blockade and waited for about half an hour. Then the organizers and police decided to reroute the relay across Wellesley and then down University Avenue to its destination of Toronto City Hall.
A few hundred demonstrators shouting “No Olympics on stolen native land” stopped the Olympic torch relay on Toronto’s Yonge Street Thursday night, forcing the relay to be rerouted. Here the lights of the lead police escort vehicle shine through a demonstrator’s banner. (Robin Rowland/CBC)
After about 20 minutes, the protest leaders called on their followers to disperse, but it was about another half hour after that they did leave and traffic resumed on Yonge Street.
More photos of the protest from Brett Gundlock on his blog