April 02, 1960 03:00
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Castlegar, British Columbia Canada
Event Type: Bombing/Explosion
Weapon Type(s): Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite (Time Fuse)
Organization Type: Religious,
Suicide Attack: No
Doubt Terror: No
1- Business(Retail/Grocery/Bakery (including cell phone shops and generic shops))
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "04/02/1960: A time bomb, comprising six sticks of dynamite with a pocket watch timer and hidden in a rack of coats in West's Department Store, went off at approximately 3 a.m., shattering eight display windows 20 metres away, hurling a 200 kilogram counter across the store, ripping clothing, knocking items from-shelves and igniting a small fire. The damage to the store and merchandise was estimated between $4,000 and $6,000. The bomb had been left in the pocket of a coat on display before the store closed at 9:00 p.m. Friday (April 1). This action came shortly after two unexploded bombs had been found in the Kootenays, one having been placed inside a Castlegar business premise, and the other on the porch of a private residence in Nelson."
References: 1) "Kellett, A., Beanlands, B., Deacon, J., Jeffrey, H., & Lapalme, C. (1991). Terrorism in Canada 1960-1989, User Report no. 1990-16. Ottawa: Solicitor General Canada, National Security Coordination Centre, Police and Security Branch. p. 195."
2) "Ross, Jeffrey I. (1992). ATIC IV: Chronology of Domestic and International Terrorist Events in Canada, 1960-1990. Montreal, Qc: International Centre for Comparative Criminology. p. 2"