Archive for October, 2008

  • Heart Of The Market

    October 28, 2008 by D'Arcy Jenish
    Customers visit a St. Lawrence Market fruit stand in the early 1900s. PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO—F4436-0-0-0-113 George Tsioros—proprietor of the Olympic Food and Cheese Mart in Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market—can tell you the story of his life in a sentence, which is a small miracle...
  • Doctors In The Ranks

    October 24, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    Lieut. Iain Beck of Ottawa, a doctor on deployment in Afghanistan, gives medicine to a child. PHOTO: CPL. ROBIN MUGRIDGE, TASK FORCE AFGHANISTAN, ROTO 1 IMAGERY TECHNICIAN Why would a well-respected surgeon from a prestigious Canadian university decide, in his early 50s, to enlist in...
  • Camp Holiday For Veterans Brings Back Memories

    October 20, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    Norm Carnell has his eye on a big rock about two feet under the surface of water in Lake Joseph. The Royal Navy veteran makes his cast out towards that and then waits. It’s not long before his line begins to stretch and his fishing...
  • Combat Engineers Bring Relief From The Danger

    October 12, 2008 by Adam Day
    These engineers say jokingly that they tell their wives and daughters that they’re in Afghanistan working as cooks, or building wells, or fixing schools, or anything other than what they really do. They call it “recce by kaboom” and it could well be the worst...
  • Airmen Over Arnhem: Air Force, Part 29

    October 10, 2008 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Stirlings (above) were used as glider tugs and transports. PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES—PL45293 Official Royal Canadian Air Force histories of the Second World War have, of necessity, concentrated on policies directly affecting the national contribution and with particular reference to personnel in RCAF units. Unhappily, this...
  • The Newfoundland Escort Force: Navy, Part 29

    October 3, 2008 by Marc Milner
    The first corvettes of the NEF head to St. John’s, Nfld., May 1941. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA037447 Until the spring of 1941, the Royal Canadian Navy had no clear indication that it would find its calling in the broad reaches of the North Atlantic....