Archive for August, 2009

  • Health File

    August 25, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Brain Injuries Studied By Military The Canadian Forces is gathering data on mild traumatic brain injuries suffered on deployment, in part to guide future treatment of troops with persistent symptoms. Although sports experience shows most people with concussions fully recover in a short time, not...
  • The West Coast Balloon Attack: Air Force, Part 34

    August 22, 2009 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Debris from a Japanese incendiary balloon. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA203222 Commencing Nov. 3, 1944, and continuing to mid-April 1945, Japan launched between 9,000 and 10,000 incendiary balloons from their home islands in an attempt to set North America’s forests alight from Alaska to California....
  • The Battle For Panjwai: A Soldier’s Story

    August 20, 2009 by Matthew Parsons
    An orange sky and the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan provide a backdrop for a military vehicle. PHOTO: COMBAT CAMERA/DND Ambush At The White School One of the first battles for the infamous white school in the Panjwai district of Afghanistan occurred on Aug. 3, 2006—one month...
  • A Sad State Of Affairs: Navy, Part 34

    August 20, 2009 by Marc Milner
      HMCS Lévis, shortly after being torpedoed in September 1941. PHOTOS: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA136257 The convoy battles of late 1941 were a defining moment for the Royal Canadian Navy, and the outcome was not good. The confusion over Allied priorities, the navy’s push to...
  • Collapse Of The Rimini Line: Army, Part 83

    August 18, 2009 by Terry Copp
    General Sir Oliver Leese thanks troops for their success in Italy. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA167306 Operation Olive, 8th Army’s offensive of September 1944, had been promoted as the “last lap” in a long and bloody battle to break the enemy’s Gothic Line defence. “Breaking...
  • Rays Of Hope On The Sunshine Coast

    August 11, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet
    The sun sets on Lund marina and boardwalk. PHOTO: SUNSHINE COAST TOURISM In Powell River, B.C., a small balcony at the Manzanita Restaurant overlooks what was once the city’s biggest employer, the Catalyst Paper mill. By 2010, the mill will have just 350 employees, a...
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