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Chapter 2

Ch 2 - Prologue

Institute of Temporal Physics

The Institute of Temporal Physics (ITP) was founded in 2003 as an affiliated experimental scientific research institute of the University of Waterloo in partnership with the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada to study high energy particle acceleration and the relativistic effects on quantum entangled particles. It was founded as a sister institute to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Quantum Computing in hopes that together they could benefit from each other’s research.

When the ITP was founded, construction was already well underway of the Temporal Analysis Particle Accelerator (TAPA) which was to be the world’s largest and most powerful single-beam particle accelerator, surpassing even the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva which was still under construction at the time. The accelerator was planned to be 42% longer than the LHC with a diameter of 12.2km and a circumference of 38.3km located on the northwest corner of the city of Waterloo in a circular tunnel between 80 and 120 meters underground. Its first research run took place between 17 November 2012 and 8 March 2014 with a 5.95 TeV beam.

Unlike the LHC, the research aim of TAPA was not to study quantum particle physics through the process of colliding particles together. TAPA’s aim was to study the potential intersections between quantum entanglement, high-energy physics, and special relativistic time dilation with the intent of determining the viability of non-causal communication through a quantum channel.

On 8 March 2014 the TAPA’s first run ended with inconclusive results, and it was shut down for planned upgrades. It was restarted 10 July 2015 reaching 9.8 TeV beam on 14 August 2015 with its second research run planned to commence on 23 September 2015.

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25 September 2015

Canadian Security Intelligence Service - Service canadien du renseignement de sécurité

For the Prime Minister Only


Investigation into the cause of the Kitchener-Waterloo nuclear detonation is ongoing. The following update summarizes the current available knowledge regarding the blast.

Seismic and radiation analysis have determined that the blast yield of the detonation was 400kT with an error margin of 20%, equivalent in strength to a United States owned single-warhead LGM-30G Minuteman-III ICBM. Aerial and satellite photography of ground zero show that the blast originated at or below ground level. NORAD reports zero unidentified contacts over North American airspace during the hours before or after the blast. It is concluded that this event cannot be classified as a direct attack on Canadian sovereignty by a foreign national power.

Information obtained regarding the design and construction of the Temporal Analysis Particle Accelerator (TAPA) have determined that although the facility’s primary electrical supply is provided by the nearby newly constructed Waterloo Region Nuclear Power Plant based on a Generation III ACR-1000 reactor. A security and status review of the power plant show no evidence of foul play or an accident at the plant which is physically apart from the epicentre of the detonation. Although particle accelerator malfunctions have resulted in explosions in the past (see LHC-2008) such incidents could not produce a detonation of this magnitude or be repsonsible for measured radiation levels. Therefore it must be concluded that the explosion was both deliberate and intentional.

The source of the Nuclear Device is yet unknown, though neither domestic nor foreign terrorism has been ruled out. Claims of involvement made by foreign terrorist organizations including the Islamic State, Boko Haram, and al-Qa’ida have not been corroborated. Foreign intelligence reports indicate the likelihood of involvement of these organizations in the procurement, assembly, and transportation of a Nuclear Device is negligible, though it cannot be ruled out that one or more may have provided information or inspiration for an independent operative. The United States Department of Defence has initiated an emergency investigation and inventory of their nuclear stockpiles to rule out the possibility of a stolen US warhead.

Canadian and United States Armed Forces have been mobilized to provide security, aid survivors, and clear transportation routes. Most of the city of Waterloo and northern Kitchener are currently inaccessible. ETA for access to outlying areas within the blast zone using major roads is 48-72 hours while the ETA for central and south-central Waterloo and north-central Kitchener is 96-120 hours. Access to ground zero is expected to be achieved within 12-18 hours from the north-north-west due to its proximity to rural areas.

Staffing and employment reports provided by the NRC and Citizenship and Immigration Canada list 289 people with access to the ITP/IPT compound, of which 108 have limited or restricted access to TAPA and 12 with unrestricted access. Out of this number there are 140 foreign nationals with access to ITP/IPT, 65 with restricted access to TAPA, and 5 with unrestricted access. The breakdown of foreign nationals by level of access and their country of origin is as follows [U - unrestricted, R - restricted, G - general]:

United States (2 U, 8 R, 14 G)
India (1 U, 7 R, 10 G)
France (1 U, 5 R, 7 G)
Germany (1 U, 3 R, 5 G)
China (4 R, 4 G)
Japan (3 R, 4 G)
United Kingdom (3 R, 2 G)
Russia (2 R, 3 G)
Argentina, Belgium, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom (2 R, 2 G)
Australia, Netherlands, South Africa, Ukraine (2 R, 1 G)
Austria, Brazil, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Sweden, Turkey (1 R, 1 G)
Finland, Indonesia, Pakistan, Spain, Venezuela (1 G)

Staffing and employment numbers are based on approved access only and are current as of Sep 4, 2015. They may include staff that may be currently out of the country or not on site at the time of the incident.

Current casualty estimates are as follows:

100,000 deaths due to blast including 6,000 foreign nationals
50,000-75,000 deaths due to radiation effects within 6 months
75,000 injured
150,000 with 45% increase in long term cancer and chronic disease health risk

Six aid camps have been established in and around the Kitchener/Waterloo metropolitan area and have provided for 17,500 people, and treated 4,500 with injuries.

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Experiment - Package 003

Institute of Temporal Physics (ITP)

Temporal Analysis Particle Accelerator (TAPA) Experimental Log

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 - Peak Energy 9.8TeV Entanglement Resonance Receiver Test


11:24pm - Dr. Ridley extracts containment vessel, reports transmission received. Experiment cycle identifiers Zero-Zero-One through Zero-Zero-Three are present and recorded.

Reminder: Cycle identifier Zero-Zero-Four to be transmitted at 8:32:16pm Apr 06, 2024.

11:49pm - Containment vessel recovered, contents are as follows.

Signed: Matthew Cendric, Alexandra Ridley

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Experimental Package Item 002-A

NEWS Local


Two suspects arrested in Waterloo after stabbing that left two dead

Waterloo Region Record by Lisa Amallory

Sep 29, 2015

WATERLOO - A second suspect is in custody in connection with a weekend stabbing that has left two boys dead at a home in Waterloo’s Beechwood neighbourhood.

Justin Hlinke, 25, is jointly charged with Anthony Lee, 29, with first-degree murder, weapons offences, assault, resisting arrest, and possession of cocaine. The two suspects were arrested following a brief chase after police responded to a 911 call.

The stabbings happened in a private home just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday, said York Regional Police. The victims were two boys, friends aged 14 and 15 while they were alone in the home of one of the boys. The boy’s parents were not at home at the time.

Hlinke and Lee made brief appearances in Kitchener court and were remanded in custody until later this week.

Waterloo Regional Police have said Hlinke was known to one of the victims, and may have come to the home in search of payment of a debt involving the sale of marijuana.

Court documents specify that a knife allegedly used in the attack was found discarded near the scene.

A police spokesperson state that "The investigation into the circumstances of the incident, and whether additional persons were involved is continuing."

Police urge anyone with information about the incident to call 519-650-8500 ext. 4499, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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Experimental Package Item 003-A

Police officer and suspect killed in Waterloo shooting, three others wounded

The Canadian Press

Published Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 5:30AM EDT

Last updated Monday, Sep 28, 2015 1:45PM EDT

WATERLOO - A major police incident was underway in west Waterloo on Saturday evening after police exchanged gunfire with two suspects. During the firefight one officer was shot and killed, as was one of the suspects. Three others were injured and are in hospital in serious condition.

A large area of the Beechwood neighbourhood remained blocked off by police on Sunday as they continue to investigate at a home on Candlewood Cres near Keats Way.

Police were responding to a 911 call reporting a disturbance inside the home being caused by two men in their 20s who arrived at the home near 11:15pm.

Dorothy Mitchner, 42, said she was at home across the street when she heard lots of sirens arrive suddenly. Three police cars pulled up and then she heard a rapid popping sound that she described like kids setting off firecrackers in the street.

"This is normally a very quiet neighbourhood, I’ve never seen anything like it." she said as she showed a hole in her garage door where a bullet pierced through before striking the hood of her vehicle inside.

Reports of the shooting began to surface at about 12 a.m. in the residential area. As the situation unfolded, residents in the area were told to stay inside, and not to tweet or post on social media about exact police movements.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were at the scene.

The shooter: Suspect identified as Anthony Lee, 29, who has a history of drug, assault, and weapons charges.

The dead officer: Constable Tham Sheng, 36, from North York, Toronto; spent six years on the Waterloo Regional Police Force. He leaves a wife and young son behind.

Second suspect: A second suspect identified as Justin Hlinke, 25, who also has a history of drug possession and trafficking was injured in the confrontation.

Others injured: A boy, 15, who lives at the home was allegedly assaulted with a knife by Hlinke as police arrived on the scene. A next-door neighbour was also injured, the cause of the injury is not known at this time.

From Twitter:

Waterloo Reg. Police
Cst Tham died doing what he loved. RIP. #HeroesinLife #WRPSStrong
9:31 AM - 28 Sep 2015

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Experimental Package Item 003-B

Kitchener fire leads to discovery of body, marijuana grow-op

Incident related to killing of a Waterloo police officer on saturday, additional charges to be laid

CBC News

Posted: Sep 28, 2015 8:20 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 28, 2015 5:14 PM ET

Additional charges will be laid against Justin Hlinke, 25, who was involved in a major incident on Saturday that resulted in the death of Constable Tham Sheng after a fire occurred at a property linked to the suspect at 87 Russel St near Stirling Ave S in Kitchener. The fire led police to discover about 800 mature marijuana plants worth approximately $1 million in the home. Further investigation discovered a badly burned body on the second floor.

Waterloo Regional Police were called to the home early Sunday morning after a fire broke out in the basement and quickly spread upwards to the first and second floors and the roof. When police arrived, they discovered an extensive marijuana grow-op in the basement and second floor of the home. After the fire was extinguished, police made a grisly discovery among the charred plants on the second floor. There the body of an unidentified adult male was discovered.

Police have not yet released any details about the victim, but have said that the death has been classified as suspicious.

Firefighters have said that the fire appears to have been caused by an attempt to bypass the electrical meter.

Police are continuing their investigation.

Update (3:45 PM ET)

Police have identified the victim as Dr. Matthew Cendric, 37, a lead researcher at the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Waterloo. No additional details were forthcoming at this time except that police have stated that the cause of Dr. Cendric’s death was unrelated to the fire.

This story is closed for commenting.

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September 25th, 2015

Rob - Fri Sep 25, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Hey, where u gone?

Gotta get home, parents are going to be pissed off being this late neway. If I break 10pm I’ll be locked up all year.

kk cu l8r

Ya, cu

Rob - Fri Sep 25, 2015 - 10:35 pm


Wut up?

Effin dad grounded me


Ya. He found out, dont know how. Flipped his shit

Oh shit, you say nething?

No, but he said I can’t go within 50 feet of you. Watch out, if he says anything to your dad...

Fuuuuuuuuuuu, he’s going to beat my ass!

Man, how much you owe J?

Its cool, only peanuts
Hey, and J’s givin a deal, 2 8s for $60
Dropping em off tomorrow, you in?

How much you owe? I can get us some cash
I won’t go near that asswipe unless you do or he’s gonna be POd


That right, 400? Shit man, how come you never told me you owe so much?

It’s fine man, they’re cool with it. Justin’s a friend.

No, he ain’t your friend, he’s a dealer.
The freebies, the credit, that’s how they get you hooked man.

Naw, it’s not like that

Yeah it is, he think you stiffing him and he’s gonna cap you.
He’ll make an example of both of us, he can’t have anyone thinking they can stiff him and get away with it.
Shit, hang on

What man? I thought you said you could get some cash?
Can you or can’t you?
Come on, I know you don’t have that much. Where you getting it?

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420 ERB ST W

A0000002771040 Interac
DATE       TIME       TERM
09/26/15 10:42       C001N085
TRACE NO. 1194
WITHDRAWL         $400.00
LEDGER BAL          $2943.02
AVAIL BAL               $2943.02

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Rob - Sat Sep 26, 2015 - 11:14 am

Cash will be at your place this afternoon, dad’s dropping off a book I said was yours. Check inside.

Cool bro, you gonna come over and smoke one tnite?

No, need to lay low for a bit. In too much shit right now.

K, next week?

Cya monday, don’t be a moron.


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Alexandra Ridley Sep 25 (1 day ago)

to Matthew Cendric , Matthew Cendric

Hi Matt,

How did the scan go yesterday? You’ve got a pretty thick head and lots of padding on the inside so a little crack on a table shouldn’t have damaged anything important.

I tried calling you yesterday, but - well I guess you already figured it out - we managed to take care of Karpriyanov. I brought him on board to do some translation work for us. I know what you’re going to say, but can it. It was the best excuse we could come up with to keep him busy short of wrapping him in duct tape and shoving him in a locker. Besides, Daniil’s a smart kid. Top marks, fluent in Russian and English and passable German and French. The paperwork has been filed and if he passes the security verification and background check then I’d like to get him up to speed on some of the tech. We’ll put him through his paces with documentation and if the work is good then it might be worthwhile bringing him onboard. It would make Nat very happy if I didn’t have to drag her along with me and away from her work every time I needed to talk to Timo. I mean, he’s been working here for 8 months already, would it kill him to pick up even a little bit of English?

Anyway, you and I need to sit down and have a serious talk about what we are going to do here. I don’t even know where to start with this stuff... it’s quite literally insane. I know the whole project could cause problems, but this is... Do you happen to have any friends at the RCMP, by chance? One who would be willing to take a crackpot seriously? Because I don’t.

You know the rules about public email. Call me. I don’t care how sick you have to be to miss coming in to the lab, I will have had retrospectively warned myself against it if I have to (can haventa forewhen presooning returningwarna retroself). But you aren’t going to leave me hanging out here with a live grenade. I’ve already left a message with my cousin at the bio lab in Winnipeg, and we need to figure out what we can pass on to her.

So get in here and we will deal with it.

Your PIC,


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Subject: Lunch Meeting

Starts: Fri 10/02/2015
Time: 11:30AM
Duration: 02h 00m
Ends: Fri 10/02/2015
Time: 01:30PM
Alarm: 30 Minute(s) Before

Chair: Alexandra Ridley/ITP-IPT/GC/CA@itp-ipt.gc.ca

Location: Loco’s
Online Meeting: There is no online meeting

Invite: Alexandra Ridley/ITP-IPT/GC/CA@itp-ipt.gc.ca, Matthew Cendric/ITP-IPT/GC/CA@itp-ipt.gc.ca

First we eat, then we do everything else.

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                                                       DR. C. HURST

Grand River Regional Cancer Centre

Balsillie Family Building

835 King St W


(519) 749-4300 ext. 3843

Matthew Cendric



September 30, 2015

Dear Matthew Cendric:

Please be advised that you are scheduled for an appointment with:

Dr. Capri Hurst

835 King St W


on: October 13, 2015

at: 10:30 AM

If you cannot keep this appointment please call our office (519) 749-4300 ext. 3843, at least 48 hours in advance to have it rescheduled, otherwise there will be a $50 noshow fee for missed appointments.

Please Bring list of medications & Ontario Health Card.

Our office is located on the 4th floor, room 429 of the Balsillie Family Building at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Capri Hurst

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20:43 Fri Oct 2, 2015

911 Dispatch: Waterloo Region 911, where is your emergency?

Caller: A neighbour’s hour, 87 Russel St.

911: What’s the emergency?

Caller: I think I heard someone fire a gun. Two guys pulled up in a car, they banged on the door. When they went in there was shouting, yelling, then I heard a popping sound, like a firecracker.

911: Did you see a gun?

Caller: No, I didn’t see one.

911: Are you sure it was gunfire?

Caller: I... I think so. I’m pretty sure. The people who live there are pretty strange, I rarely see anyone there. The windows are always covered up and I almost never see anyone go in or out. They have a service that comes and takes care of the yard but no one’s ever outside and the lights are always off.

911: Okay, can you tell me how many shots you heard?

Caller: Four or five, maybe six. They happened fast.

911: How long ago did you hear them?

Caller: Only a few minutes, maybe five minutes?

911: Okay, stay calm, police will be there soon. Have you seen anyone leave?

Caller: No.

911: Alright, now I want you to stay inside. Lock your doors, close your curtains, and turn out the lights. Stay inside and stay quiet. My officers are almost there.

Caller: Thank you.

911: You’re welcome.

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NEWS Local


Kitchener police bust marijuana grow-op valued at nearly $1 million

Grow-op ranks largest this year

Waterloo Region Record by Lisa Amallory

Oct 2, 2015

KITCHENER - Four people face charges after Kitchener’s largest marijuana grow-operation bust this year, policy say.

Responding to a 911 call at a home on Russel St after a neighbour reported hearing shots, officers seized 954 pot plants worth an estimated street value of nearly $1 million. The officers also seized $60,000 in cash, one gun and other weapons policy said Friday.

Two people who live at the home face several drug charges, including drug production, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and weapons offenses. Two others are minors who cannot be identified and do not live at the home face charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking.

"This was definitely a significant seizure and will have an impact on the drug community" said the deputy chief of the Waterloo Regional Police "Any time we can make a seizure such as this, especially where weapons are involved, and remove this threat from the community is a positive for the city."

The seizure was the largest grow-op bust in southern Ontario since 1,300 plants were seized in July in Erin, Ontario.

Justin Hlinke, 25, and Anthony Lee, 29, face several charges. Lee who is known to police has connections to the Bandidos biker gang. Concerned about links between organized crime and marijuana grow-ops, police have taken a hard line against them.


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Whereas Jacob Cendric, of Waterloo Ontario hereinafter called the defendant, has been charged that the defendant, on or about the 2nd day of October, 2015, did commit the offence of possession for the purposes of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act section 5.(2).

It is ordered that the defendant be released upon the defendant giving or entering into:

(check appropriate box)

 an undertaking to appear.

 a recognizance without sureties in the amount of $____ with/without conditions but without deposit of money or other valuable security.

 a recognizance with one or more sufficient sureties in the amount of $____ with/without conditions but without deposit of money or other valuable security.

 a recognizance with the consent of the prosecutor, in the amount of $____ with/without conditions and upon the defendant depositing with the justice the sum of $____ in money or other valuable security.

 since the defendant is not ordinarily resident in the Province of Ontario, a recognizance with/without one or more sufficient sureties in the amount of $____ with/without conditions, and upon the defendant depositing with the justice before whom the defendant enters into the recognizance the sum of $____ in money or other valuable security.

The said conditions being that the defendant shall:

remain within the Province of Ontario and refrain from possession of any firearm, crossbow, restricted weapon, or prohibited weapon.

Ordered at this 2nd day of October, 2015

George C. MacLean

Provincial Judge or Justice of the Peace

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