||The Canadian Air Force introduces the High Flyer.
The High Flyer frequently allies himself with Britain's Black
Eagle during the war.
|April 21st, 1918
||The High Flyer shoots down The Red Baron.
||The Canadian Shield, a wartime hero first appears.
||The Canadian Shield retires from public sight.
||The MacHayle Institute is formed by a wealthy
eccentric to study superpowers.
||Canada establishes an official super-team, the
Northern Guard. Team members Wizard, Tyr, Laser Ray and the
Shifter pledge to protect Canada from supervillain threats.
The Canadian government provides them with a base in a government
building in downtown Toronto.
||The first Northern Guard team splits up.
||The Shifter is killed fighting animated stone
gargoyles. Although not proven, the alchemist, Nycademos, is
suspected to have animated the gargoyles.
|June 30th, 1984
||John Turner replaces Pierre Trudeau as leader
of the Liberal party and Prime Minister of Canada
|September 7th, 1984
||Brian Mulroney becomes Prime Minister of Canada
as Progressive Conservatives elected to a majority government.
|November 15th, 1984
Canada forms a second Northern Guard. The reformation of
the Northern Guard was a PC election campaign platform. Wizard
agrees to become a member of the new team, although he declines
to be its leader. Instead, the new hero, Vector, agrees to
lead the team. Their new base is located in Ottawa.
The MacHayle Institue becomes MISSION, an organization that
reports the Department of National Defence. MISSION has three
- Oversee the Northern Guard
- Provide high-technology prison facilities for supervillains
- Liaise with UNTIL, and provide them local support
||The Northern Guard battles General Dark, a supervillain
from the same dark dimension as Northerd Guard member, Blackout.
The Northern Guard prevents General Dark from transporting Earth
to the dark dimension.
||The armoured hero, Forceknight, first appears
on the west coast, battling Psion and the Infiltrators.
|January 3rd, 1987
||Wizard leaves our dimension, for reasons that
are never made public.
|October 11th, 1987
||Predator leaves the Northern Guard, and is never
heard from again.
||Forceknight and the Northern Guard team up to
battle Tilingkoot, an ancient Inuit ice spirit.
||The seconds Northern Guard team splits up.
|July 11th, 1990
||Oka crisis begins. Mohawk protesters occupy contested
land for 77 days.
||Ravenspeaker, an extremely powerful Haida shaman,
prevents Tilingkoot from freezing Vancouver.
|July 23rd, 1992
||The "Battle of Detroit": Almost defeated,
Dr. Destroyer activates a device that devastates most of Detroit,
and kills thousands, including many superheroes. Windsor suffers
||The cosmically-powered Quebec heroine, Celestar,
first appears in a battle against Lord Dire.
|June 25th, 1993
||Kim Campbell replaces Brian Mulroney as leader
of the Progressive Conservative party and Prime Minister of
|November 4th, 1993
||Jean Crétien becomes Prime Minister of
Canada as Liberals elected to a majority government. During
the election, both the Liberals and the PCs vowed to reform
the Northern Guard. The Reform party argues against the expense
of a government-funded superteam.
|December 13th, 1993
The third incarnation of the Northern Guard is announced
by the Canadian Department of National Defence. This team
includes entirely new members. The group moves in to the Ottawa
headquarters previously used by the second team.
Rumour has it that the extremely popular Celestar declined
to join the team, preferring to work solo.
|April 10th, 1995
||Skylark and Sirius form StarForce, a Toronto-based
superteam. Other members include Snowmane and the Aquarian.
||StarForce is joined by The Minstrel, a half-human,
half-elvish bard. The newspapers have a field day with the rumoured
love triangle between SkyLark, Sirius and Minstrel.
||The Northern Guard battles Professor Muerte and
|October 3rd, 1997
||The Toronto Tattler prints an article suggesting
that the Northern Guard team members can't stand one another.
Special criticism is leveled against the group's leader, Entity.
||Various members of the Northern Guard and the
government are hounded for comments about the Tattler article.
|September 4th, 1998
||Captain Sorted and Captain Power, two members
of the British super-soldier program, hunt for a member of the
Super-Jihad Warriors in Amsterdam. Captain Sorted eventually
|May 2nd, 1998
||Celestar receives the Order of Canada
|August 20th, 1998
||The Northern Guard's headquarters is dramatically
destroyed by Psion.
|August 26th, 1998
||The third Northern Guard votes to disband.
||Mandroid, formerly of the third Northern Guard
team, joins StarForce.
||Celestar battles Borealis in a major fight over
Montreal. Most on-lookers agree that the fight is extremly close,
but Celestar manages to drive off Borealis.
||Dr. Cameron, a university professor in Ottawa,
uncovers a the remains of a UFO in the Ottawa river. Together
with three assistants, the group salvages a number of alien
artifacts from the ship and forms the super-team, COMET.
||Minister of Defence, John McCallum, announces
that the government will be forming a fourth Northern Guard
team, and puts out a call for heroes to try out for the team.
|December 4th, 2002
||A number of Canadian supers compete for membership
in the new Northern Guard.
|December 11th, 2002
The Ministry of National Defence announces the new Northern
Guard in a press conference in a downtown Toronto hotel. Team
leader, Lumberjack, makes a brief (and incomprehensible) speech.
The new team is attacked at the press conference by the all-but-forgotten
villains, the Infiltrators -- Lightspeed, Titanothere, Booster,
Falcon, and Firedrake. It is later revealed that the attack
is a publicity stunt to promote
their new book, Infiltrators: Exploits of a Supervillain
|January 9th, 2003
Northern Guard members, The Mountie, Captain Sorted and Glue
Girl investigate break-ins
at the Multicorp plant in Sarnia.
Meanwhile, The Lumberjack, CN Tower and The Hoser fight a
dinosaur in the parking lot of the Don Mills Shopping Mall.
After subduing the creature, they have a brief encounter with
|January 10th, 2003
||After a visit from Vincent Dmitrios, an old colleague
of The Wizard, Lumberjack, Captain Sorted, Glue Girl and CN
Tower investigate Wizard's history to stop Tyrannon's evil emissary.
They eventually discover Wizard's former residence, and manage
to fight off the emissary who has mystically bonded with a strawberry
|January 11th, 2003
||Captain Sorted and Glue Girl travel to England
to investigate the death of Sargent Granite (one of the Captain's
British super-soldier colleagues).
||The Mountie and The Hoser prevent a chemical fire
on the 401 highway. The Mountie's SUV is severely damaged.
||The Breakdancer is released from jail after serving
17 years of a 30-year sentence.
The Lumberjack, The Mountie and Jerome Dupuis travel to Justice
Hall in New York to meet the Justice Squadron. The Justice
Squadron is planning to replace their super-sonic Slingshot
jet and the team has been asked to recommend whether or not
the Canadian government should try to purchase it.
Later that night, while still in New York, the Lumberjack
ends up in a barroom fight with the super-villain known as