Archive for May, 2008

  • More widows and other survivors of Canadian veterans will be eligible to receive benefits under the Veterans Independence Program with a $282 million boost announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in his Feb. 26 budget. VIP is a national home-care program that helps low-income veterans...
  • Thinking Bionics

    May 27, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    Left: Wildfire ranger Robert Anderson. Right: Jesse Sullivan demonstrates a prototype prosthetic. PHOTOS: ROBERT ANDERSON; REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Robert Anderson dreams of the day he can once again look at a pencil and pick it up with his left hand, something he has not...
  • Bonne fête Québec

    May 21, 2008 by D'Arcy Jenish
    Fireworks help launch Quebec City’s 400th anniversary on New Year’s Eve. PHOTO: STEVE DESCHENES Residents of Quebec City went to the polls in a byelection late last year to choose a successor to Andrée P. Boucher, the popular and effective mayor who died in late...
  • The outcome of the 2008 Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Curling Championships turned out to hinge on the luck of the draw. When curlers and supporters gathered in the comfortable and bright Parkland Recreation Complex in Dauphin, Man., on the last day of play, everyone was...
  • . PHOTO: METROPOLIS STUDIO Rick Hillier is still grinning, even if just barely. After more than three years at the head of Canada’s armed forces and at the centre of relentless media attention and political controversy over the war in Afghanistan, Chief of the Defence...
  • Old Wounds, Lasting Memories

    May 1, 2008 by Earl Stiles
    . ILLUSTRATION: VINCE McINDOE I can remember the wounded, coming out of battle in Europe. We—the members of 14th Field Ambulance of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division—were among the first to treat them. There were men from all ranks, and sometimes friend and foe would...
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