May 05, 1961 02:00
Incident Successful: No
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- Government(Government Buildings/Facilities)
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: Two clerks sorting mail at 9:45 p.m. in Trail's post office found an unaddressed paper bag in the mail chute containing three sticks of dynamite, a cheap pocket watch, and a battery rigged to explode at 2:00 a.m. This bomb, and two others (planted in a Trail store and next to hydro poles near Shoreacres) were set to detonate at the same time and were of the same manufacture. The dynamite used in the incidents was thought to have come from a large amount stolen from a mining claim in Crescent Valley the previous autumn. Police disarmed the device. The bomb was planted the evening following the sentencing of three Sons of Freedom (SOF) for an act of arson that occurred on 01/01/1961."
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"