Archive for November, 2001

  • The Oil Springs Of Ontario

    November 1, 2001 by Steve Pitt
      A gusher that occurred in Petrolia in 1902. Before there was the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, before supertankers and pipelines, in 1858 there were two men with shovels and a swamp in Canada. One of the men was a luck-starved entrepreneur with the...
  • Carving Out Our History

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Pat Sullivan   The Vimy Memorial turned 65 this year, and creator Walter Allward would have been pleased with the birthday presents. Not only did the federal government promise to spend millions repairing the monument, but the memorial and Allward himself became central characters...
  • Stuck In The Spin Cycle

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Graham Chandler   Cut throttle to idle. Ease back on the stick to maintain altitude, reducing airspeed by one knot per second. At five knots above stall speed, gradually feed in rudder so full input is achieved at the stall. Voila! We are in...
  • Touched By Remembrance

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Laurel Driedger   I remember what we did for remembrance when I was in grade school. All the students cut little poppies from red construction paper and then placed them around the classroom. Sometimes there would be a banner with the words Lest We...
  • Warding Off The Loneliness

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Bill Thompson   Several years ago I worked as an orderly in a veterans residential care facility at London, Ont. Known affectionately as The Wing, the facility was comprised of several pavilions surrounded by acres of woodland. The buildings, which were named after eight...
  • On The Path Of Remembrance

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Mac Johnston Standing at the Vimy Memorial in France, the youth leaders are: (front, from left): Marcus Munro of Elkford, B.C., Keith Raike of Deer Lake, Nfld., Louise Chapdelaine of Waterloo, Que., Lester Davison of Kensington, P.E.I., Mark Christiansen of Thunder Bay, Ont., Andréa...
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