May 05, 1961 02:15
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Trail, 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: "05/05/1961: A bomb blew up on the second floor of the T. Eaton Co. store in Trail at approximately 2:15 a.m. Employees found the wreckage at 8:30 a.m. Only one stick of dynamite was used in the bomb, which had been concealed the previous night. The timer and initiating mechanism consisted of a pocket watch and a battery. Damage was estimated at $500. The explosion occurred the night after three members of the Sons of Freedom (SOF) were sentenced for burning down a house."
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. 200."
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. 4"