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June 2011

Health File

A Case For The Stairs

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Canadian Council for Health and Active Living at Work (CCHALW) are encouraging workers to stay healthy while on the job by simply using the stairs instead of the elevators and escalators. The PHAC is a federal agency with the goal of protecting and improving the health of Canadians to help reduce pressures on the health-care system. The CCHALW is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization that promotes healthier workplaces.

Plucked From The Sea: Air Force, Part 45

Frenchman Hubert Latham is rescued after ditching for the second time in the Channel, July 27, 1909. Latham died three years later, big game hunting

Lost In The Dark: Navy, Part 45

His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Spikenard at Halifax, about two months before she was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116955 Events

Clearing Buron: Army, Part 94

On July 5, 1944, the millionth Allied soldier landed in France. The lodgement phase of Operation Overlord—codenamed Neptune—was over. The port of Cherbourg was secure and to everyone’s surprise the supply system, using the remaining Mulberry (artificial) Harbour and the open beaches, was working smoothly. No operation can succeed without solid logistical support and the Allies were bringing manpower and materiel to Normandy more quickly than the enemy.

Doug Bradford

The Boarding Party ILLUSTRATION: DOUG BRADFORD Doug Bradford is a barber. He has been cutting hair for 50 years in his hometown of Sault Ste.

On This Date – June 2011

June 1, 1956: The Royal Canadian Air Force and United States Air Force finalize plans for the Mid-Canada Line, a line of defensive radar sites stretching from Labrador to British Columbia.

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