February 20, 1961
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Winlaw, British Columbia Canada
Perpetrators: Sons of Freedom (SOF)
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: 2 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "02/20/1961: A time bomb blew up road construction equipment at the Winlaw yard of the British Columbia Department of Public Works. A truck and road grader were dynamited, causing $4,000 damage. A pocket watch was used as a timing device. Two Sons of Freedom (SOF) were convicted and each sentenced to 12 years in B.C. provincial jails."
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. 198."