Archive for November, 2007

  • PHOTOS: DAN BLACK Clockwise from top left: A solemn wreath-placing ceremony precedes the business sessions at Newfoundland and Labrador Command convention in Corner Brook; Newfoundland and Labrador Command President David Flannigan; Dominion President Jack Frost addresses the convention; outgoing command President Calvin Crane greets Lieutenant-Governor...
  • Breaking Records At Track And Field

    November 1, 2007 by Tom MacGregor
    PHOTOS: TOM MacGREGOR Clockwise from top: Athletes follow a Legion colour party around the track; students try their hands at sophisticated computer programs that challenge soldiers’ reaction times; Dominion Vice-President John Alger awards the gold medal; javelin-thrower Wiley Collins goes for gold. A slow clap...
  • Government Responds To Convention Resolutions

    November 1, 2007 by Tom MacGregor
    The Royal Canadian Legion scored a significant success last year when the federal government agreed to split pension income for married seniors as of the 2007 tax year. The move which will reduce the amount of taxes paid by some seniors on fixed incomes was...
  • Government Announces Agent Orange Compensation

    November 1, 2007 by Tom MacGregor
    The federal government has agreed to offer a one-time ex gratia payment of $20,000 to those who suffered as a result of testing with Agent Orange and other chemicals at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in the 1960s. The announcement was made Sept. 12 in Fredericton...
  • One Family’s Tree

    November 1, 2007 by Sharron Arksey
    PHOTOS: COURTESY ARKSEY FAMILY Clockwise from top: The old oak tree; M.Cpl. Tim Wilson; Walter Arksey prior to going overseas in WW II. The bur oak stands on land that has been in my husband’s family for more than a century. Its roots are deep...
  • Lost To Friendly Fire: Air Force, Part 24

    November 1, 2007 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTOS: CANADIAN FORCES—PMR77-515; CANADIAN FORCES—PMR77-254 Some Allied aircraft were sometimes confused with enemy aircraft. The plane at the top of the page is a Westland Lysander. Below it is a German HS.126. Recent events in Afghanistan have acquainted Canadians with the expression “friendly fire.” The...
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