The events presented in this special edition of HazNet are of great significance in Canada’s disaster history. The Halifax Explosion, the Green Hill Park Disaster and the Gentle Bomber story  illustrate the importance of, and the need for, investigative research. Research helped to unravel the mystery, and in many cases the secrecy, that served to protect the guilty. Research served to unveil the truths and dispel the myths. These narratives bring out the human elements that were at play, the important role of emerging leaders, the courage, and heroism of so many and the tragedies which impacted many lives.

Read more: Special-Feature Issue Winter 2014