Archive for January, 2006

  • A Year Of Remembering

    January 1, 2006 by Adam Day
    PHOTOS: ADAM DAY; METROPOLIS STUDIO Clockwise from top left: Silver Cross Mother Claire Léger (second left) is flanked by husband Richard and Governor General Michaëlle Jean; poppies are placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; two veterans remember in silence. For the Canadians who...
  • A Spiritual Homecoming

    January 1, 2006 by Natalie Salat
    Clockwise from left: First Nations dancer Lorne Duquette at Juno Beach Centre; Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean places a wreath at Beny-sur-Mer; ceremonial supporter Reg Nepinak at Mont Kemmel. Their wandering spirits have been called home at last. Their remains may still lie in European soil,...
  • Archeology In The Oilsands

    January 1, 2006 by Graham Chandler
    PHOTOS: NANCY SAXBERG Clockwise from top: This site, north of Port McMurray, is part of what’s being called the Quarry of the Ancestors; archeologists at work north of Fort McMurray, Alta.; three spear points found in Alberta’s oilsands. Heading up Highway 63 out of Fort...
  • A Backward Step In Education

    January 1, 2006 by David J. Bercuson
    Quietly, and almost without notice, the great Canadian military experiment in officer education in 1997 is in danger. Last fall, CANFORGEN (Canadian Forces General Order) 156/05, issued by the Department of National Defence’s Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources-Military), announced a new “continuing officer education plan.”...
  • The Three-Block War

    January 1, 2006 by Adam Day
    PHOTO: DND/M.Cpl. ERIC GORDON Soldiers from the Royal Canadian Regiment reconnaissance platoon rehearse room clearing tactics at CFB Petawawa. He knew they’d slow down. The Canadians always slowed down here. Sure enough, when the Iltis jeep reached the small ditch in the road it slowed...
  • Gerald Edward Moira

    January 1, 2006 by Jennifer Morse
    CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—AN19710261-0429; AN19710261-0427; AN19710261-0428 Above: The three panels of Gerald Moira’s triptych of No. 3 Stationary Hospital near Doullens, France. In the early years of the Canadian War Memorial Fund (CWMF), Lord Beaverbrook turned to British artists to document Canadian subjects in World War...
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