Archive for April, 2010

  • Health File

    April 28, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    The Skinny On Grapefruit The humble grapefruit holds promise for fighting some of the fastest-growing diseases plaguing Canadians and burdening our health-care system. The secret is in the pith—the bitter white material between fruit and peel—something most people discard. Scientists at the Robarts Research Institute...
  • The Riddle Of The D-Day Footage

    April 26, 2010 by Marc Milner
    The beginning of the end of Nazi-occupied Europe began well before the May 1945 liberation of the Netherlands, when Allied forces stormed the shores of Normandy in June 1944. Thousands of lives were lost and thousands more shattered during the long and difficult battles that...
  • The Problems With Vampires: Air Force, Part 38

    April 24, 2010 by Hugh A. Halliday
    In April 1945 there was a new kid on the block. The De Havilland Vampire jet, which had been test-flown as a prototype on Sept. 20, 1943, was in mass production, and soon the Royal Canadian Air Force would acquire one for winter trials at...
  • The Three Princes: Navy, Part 38

    April 17, 2010 by Marc Milner
    The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, turned a European conflict into a global war. Once again the British Columbia coastline was largely undefended, and the province’s citizens clamoured for action. In early 1942, Japanese citizens were stripped of their possessions and...
  • A Canadian vehicle crosses Italy’s Montone River, late 1944. PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES The battle for Italy’s Savio River, Oct. 20-23, 1944, marked the turning point in the difficult relationship between Lieutenant-General E.L.M. Burns and his senior officers. Despite the success the Canadian Corps enjoyed...
  • Providing A Home For Injured Veterans

    April 4, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Two veterans’ housing organizations in Vancouver have collaborated to provide free accommodation to wounded veterans in need of temporary housing while receiving medical care or rehabilitation. Winch House, a renovated townhouse owned by the New Chelsea Society and run by the Honour House Society, opened...
  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2