Archive for September, 1999

  • Roughing It Royally

    September 1, 1999 by James M. Whalen
    Royal tours Of Canada are normally associated with official receptions, visits to public institutions, speeches, state balls, formal luncheons and fancy banquets. Besides such formalities, the itinerary usually offers the royal visitor an opportunity to participate in field sports and other diversions for pleasure and...
  • Canada’s D-Day Legacy

    September 1, 1999 by Legion Magazine
    by Bill Fairbairn “The happy part is remembering that after Normandy we advanced to victory.” So said Ken Sloggett in June, near the end of a 12-day pilgrimage marking the 55th anniversary of D-Day. The tour organized by Veterans Affairs Canada took 60 Canadian veterans...
  • Pride On The Vine

    September 1, 1999 by Laura Byrne Paquet
    For the Canadian wine industry, spring 1999 was a heady time indeed. First, in late April, the Ontario government passed legislation that would make it easier for the province’s wineries to market their products abroad. Six weeks later, Brock university in St. Catharines, Ont., opened...
  • Reassessing Operation Totalize: Army, Part 27

    September 1, 1999 by Terry Copp
    On July 30, 1944, Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds summoned the senior officers of 2nd Canadian Corps to his main headquarters at the chateau in Cairon, northwest of Caen. There was complete silence as Simonds described the deeds that had won the Victoria Cross for Major J.K....