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Fishing captain who helped save Tamil refugees passes away
Fishing captain who helped save Tamil refugees passes away
Fishing captain who helped save Tamil refugees passes away

Gus Dalton, a fishing captain who was by most accounts — including his own — an accidental hero for saving the lives of more than 150 Tamil refugees off southern Newfoundland, has died. He was 87. Dalton made international headlines in August 1986 when a routine fishing trip on a foggy evening took a fateful turn. Scores of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees may…

CBC News - Jan 18 22:11 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Refugees, Canada, History ]

Sharon Bala: The Boat People shines a hopeful light on the life of refugees
Sharon Bala: The Boat People shines a hopeful light on the life of refugees
Sharon Bala: The Boat People shines a hopeful light on the life of refugees

In October 2009, a rusted-out ship called the Ocean Lady landed in Vancouver, smuggling a group of Sri Lankan Tamils who were fleeing their home country’s violent civil war. Starving and exhausted, the asylum-seekers believed they had found freedom in Canada — only to be arrested by armed border guards and the RCMP. A year later, history repeated when a second…

Toronto Star - Jan 15 14:25 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Refugees, Canada ]

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