Archive for November, 2008

  • Veterans Exposed To Radiation To Receive Compensation

    November 28, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    Members of the Canadian military who were exposed to nuclear radiation during allied countries’ atomic tests or in cleaning up accidents at one of Canada’s nuclear reactors will be recognized and compensated for their service. National Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Veterans Affairs Minister Greg...
  • Tom Bjarnason

    November 27, 2008 by Jennifer Morse
    CF-18 Hornet Training. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—AN19850388-0040 Born in 1925 at Winnipeg, Tom Bjarnason was the last of eight children. His love affair with airplanes began the moment he got close enough to touch one. He remembers being six or seven years old—walking for hours to...
  • The Siberian Expedition

    November 22, 2008 by Benjamin Isitt
    Private Edwin Stephenson poses with some boys at Vladivostok in 1919. PHOTO: STEPHENSON FAMILY COLLECTION On a wooded hillside outside Vladivostok, Russia, 14 Canadians found their final resting place in 1919. Five others died at sea. They were ordinary folk who had enlisted in the...
  • Korea: Tension And Remembrance

    November 15, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    Aboriginal and Métis veterans representatives join in a sunrise ceremony at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery. PHOTO: TOM MACGREGOR The shooting this summer of a South Korean tourist cast an uncomfortable shadow over the Veterans Affairs Canada delegation that had come to Seoul to mark...
  • Governor General Announces Medal For The Wounded

    November 14, 2008 by Adam Day
    Members of the Canadian Forces killed or wounded since Oct. 7, 2001, may be eligible to receive a newly minted honour—the Sacrifice Medal. The Sacrifice Medal was announced Aug. 29 by Governor General Michaëlle Jean. It was created to recognize members of the CF, a...
  • . ILLUSTRATION: STEPHEN SNIDER Second World War veteran Phil Bradbury, 85, of Toronto was surprised to learn that in civilian life he’d been missing in action for a couple of decades. Veterans Affairs Canada has been looking for veterans like Bradbury who qualify for, but...
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