Carleton University to hold vigil Wednesday for Iran plane crash victims

A vigil will be held on Carleton University’s campus on Wednesday afternoon to remember the passengers and crew killed when a Ukrainian airliner crashed near Tehran, Iran last week, the school said Monday. The university confirmed the day of the…

More events honouring Iran plane crash victims planned in Ottawa

More events honouring the passengers and crew killed when a Ukrainian airliner crashed near Tehran, Iran last week have been scheduled in the days ahead as Ottawans and Canadians continue to mourn the lives lost in the tragedy. A vigil…

Edmonton memorial honours victims of Iran plane crash

A public memorial service will be held in Edmonton Sunday afternoon to honour the lives of the people who died in a plane crash in Iran. A Ukrainian jetliner crashed outside Tehran early Wednesday morning, killing all 176 people on…

Mixed reaction in Toronto-area Iranian community to missile admission

There is a mix of anger, sadness and frustration in the Toronto-area’s Iranian community following Iran’s admission it shot down a civilian plane shortly after takeoff from Tehran. At the memorial for his wife, Shakiba Feghahati, 39, and son, Rosstin…

Nova Scotia gathers at Dalhousie University to mourn passengers of Iran plane crash

More than 500 people gathered at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax on Saturday, joining together in prayer, tears, and remembrance of the 176 people on board a flight that crashed near the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday. Flowers,…

‘He cried with me’: Ontario man who lost son, wife in Iran plane crash meets with Justin Trudeau

Overcome with grief, Shahin Moghaddam says he is somewhat comforted by the meeting he had with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday. Just three days after learning his wife, 39-year-old Shakiba Feghahati, and his son, 10-year-old Rosstin Moghaddam, were killed…

‘An opportunity for us to grieve’: Victims of Iran plane crash honoured at SMU vigil

More than 100 people gathered at a Halifax university on Friday to remember two bright young women who were among the 176 killed in a plane crash near Iran’s capital, Tehran, early Wednesday morning. Maryam Malek and Fatemeh Mahmoodi were described…

University endowment fund being created in memory of Edmonton victims of Iran plane crash

Edmonton’s Iranian community continues to feel an outpouring of support in the wake of the plane crash in Iran that claimed the lives of more than a dozen locals. As plans for a public memorial service come together, the University…

‘An opportunity for us to grieve, but not forget’: Iranian plane passengers honoured at SMU vigil

January 10 2020 5:35pm Memorials are still being held for the people killed on that Ukrainian airlines crash in Tehran. On Friday, more than a hundred people gathered to remember two bright young women at Saint Mary’s University. ‘ });…

Funerals for Iran plane crash victims could be delayed because of investigation

Distance, political tensions and the violent nature of the plane crash in Iran mean the victims’ families won’t be able to follow their traditional rituals that call for a quick burial. All 176 people on board the Ukraine International Airlines flight were…