Four Canadians among 24 people to win Carnegie Hero medals and cash

PHILADELPHIA - Four Canadians are among 24 people being honoured with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.

See Full Article

They include Helen Goulet of Courtenay, British Columbia, who saved her 89-year-old friend from a house fire in January.

Goulet, who was 72 at the time, was helping Rose Downing's husband clean out their garage when she heard a scream from the house. Goulet entered the burning home and dragged Downing to safety.

The other Canadians include Clifford W. J. Peterson, a police officer from Ajax, Ont., who saved a man from falling off an icy bridge in Toronto on Dec. 8, 2013.

Fraser A. Potts of Limoges, Ont., is being honoured for saving a woman from drowning in a suicide attempt in Fairford, Man., on May 10, 2013.

The fourth Canadian is Joshua J. Gardner of Calgary, who saved a man whose SUV left the roadway and landed in a golf course pond on July 5, 2014.

The Carnegie Hero awards, to be formally announced on Thursday, are named for Pittsburgh steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who was inspired by stories of heroism during a coal mine disaster that killed 181 people, including a miner and an engineer who died trying to rescue others.

The commission investigates stories of heroism and awards medals and cash several times a year. It has given away $37.7 million to 9,821 awardees or their families since 1904.

- With files from The Associated Press



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Who can topple Trump? Dems' electability fight rages in Iowa

    World News CTV News
    DES MOINES, IOWA -- The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centred on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat U.S. Source
  • Rocket strikes dining facility at U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad

    World News CTV News
    One rocket hit a dining facility Sunday on the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, a U.S. official told CNN. The official said at this early stage there are reports of minor damage. Source
  • Iraq PM condemns rocket attack at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

    World News CBC News
    Five Katyusha rockets crashed into a riverbank near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone without causing any injuries or serious damage, a statement from U.S. Joint Operations Command said. One rocket landed inside the embassy walls, an Iraqi security official said. Source
  • Rockets fired at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraqi PM condemns attack

    World News CBC News
    Five Katyusha rockets crashed into a riverbank near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone without causing any injuries or serious damage, a statement from U.S. Joint Operations Command said. One rocket landed inside the embassy walls, an Iraqi security official said. Source
  • Where will Prince Harry and Meghan live? In B.C., hopes of becoming home

    Canada News CTV News
    VANCOUVER -- A striking sight, the Royal Standard flaps against the dark skies and unrelenting rains of Vancouver. Monarchist Raymond Greenwood raised the Queen's banner atop his house just days ago to welcome Prince Harry and his wife Meghan after learning that the royal runaways were considering moving to his oceanside Kitsilano neighbourhood. Source
  • 2 more snowmobilers pulled from Lac Saint-Jean

    Canada News CBC News
    Quebec provincial police divers have located and retrieved the bodies of two more missing snowmobilers who were lost in the Lac Saint-Jean region after they broke through the ice during an expedition on Jan. 21. A group of eight French nationals, led by a guide, were trying to cross a snow-covered channel between the towns of Saint-Henri-de-Taillon and Alma on Tuesday night when the ice gave way. Source
  • Toronto Public Health says it's ready for infectious diseases like coronavirus

    Canada News CBC News
    With the confirmation of Canada's first case of the coronavirus in Toronto, health authorities are assuring the public the required systems are in place to keep people safe. Coun. Joe Cressy, chair of the Toronto Board of Health, says he has "full confidence" in the city's Medical Officer of Health and the Toronto Public Health team, and will continue to work closely with them to ensure the public remains protected and informed. Source
  • Who will share the Holocaust's horrors as its survivors disappear?

    World News CTV News
    TORONTO -- As the Holocaust fades further and further into the reaches of history, some surveys suggest it may be difficult to maintain the memory of one of humanity's greatest atrocities. Monday marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the most infamous of the Nazi death camps. Source
  • In China, people wonder how open government is being over coronavirus

    World News CBC News
    The 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) left 44 Canadians dead, but it wasn't documented on social media. That's because Facebook, Twitter and YouTube didn't exist back then. "Social media adds a whole new layer to all of this messaging that's out there that I didn't have to deal with when I was reporting on SARS," Maureen Taylor said today on The Weekly with Wendy Mesley. Source
  • Quebec Court of Appeal to hear Alexandre Bissonnette appeals on Monday

    Canada News CTV News
    MONTREAL -- Quebec's high court will hear arguments Monday as to whether the length of the sentence handed down to convicted Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette should be changed. Nearly three years after the massacre that claimed six lives at the Islamic Cultural Centre in the provincial capital, lawyers will argue the matter before the Quebec Court of Appeal. Source