April 14, 1961 02:45
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Wynndel, 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- Food or Water Supply(Food Supply)
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 2 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "04/14/1961: At 2:45 a.m. a bomb comprising about 35 sticks of dynamite, a timing device, and a detonator cap, exploded at the United Grain Growers' elevator at Wynndel, causing $2,000 damage. Broken windows covered an area of several hundred feet. Two Sons of Freedom (SOF) were convicted and sentenced in this incident. The two men who actually placed the bomb were not involved in the contemporaneous attack on a Wynndel church, although the two teams were driven to Wynndel in the same car. The bombers received sentences of ten and five years, and eight and four years, respectively; their driver got five years for possession of dynamite."
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. 199."
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"