Archive for February, 2010

  • Health File

    February 25, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Smog And Appendicitis Already recognized as a risk factor for heart attack, stroke and cancer, air pollution is now also being linked to attacks of appendicitis. “Appendicitis is one of the most common reasons for North Americans to have surgery,” says gastroenterologist Dr. Gilaad Kaplan...
  • The Roar Of The Meteor: Air Force, Part 37

    February 21, 2010 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Gloster Meteor Mk VIIIs at Kabrit, Egypt, in 1952. PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES Although the first flights of German and British jet engine test beds occurred 21 months apart, the two nations introduced jet fighters into service at almost the same time—July 1944. But both...
  • The Stuff Of Victory: Navy, Part 37

    February 14, 2010 by Marc Milner
    Naval historians tend to focus on action at sea, and in the early period of the Second World War they typically find much that is wrong with Canada’s burgeoning wartime navy. There is ample evidence—as we have seen in this series—that the fleet was unprepared...
  • Cold October Rain: Army, Part 86

    February 7, 2010 by Terry Copp
    German prisoners and Canadian soldiers carry wounded in Cesena, Italy, October 1944. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA173520 After the capture of Rimini, Italy, on Sept. 21, 1944, 1st Canadian Division was withdrawn into 8th Army reserve to rest, reorganize and retrain while absorbing hundreds of...
  • Saskatchewan Command 45th Convention

    February 3, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Delegates Show Support For Sports Events Many of the 175 Legion delegates gained first-hand experience of an issue that weaved through many challenges on the agenda of Saskatchewan Command’s 45th convention, Oct. 17-19. The host town, Nipawin, population 5,000, is about a five-hour drive from...
  • Casualties At Home

    February 1, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    . ILLUSTRATION: FRED SEBASTIAN Sitting in a dentist’s chair, Susan Binnie asks if she can stay after the dentist is through—just so she can soak up the peace. She lives near St. Albert, northwest of Edmonton with her two daughters, aged nine and 14, and...
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