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
    PHOTO: BILL GRANT, CANADIAN ARMY FILM AND PHOTO UNIT, COURTESY THE GREGG CENTRE, UNB 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...
  • The Problems With Vampires: Air Force, Part 38

    April 24, 2010 by Hugh A. Halliday
    The Canada Aviation Museum’s collection includes a De Havilland D.H. 100 Vampire III. PHOTO: CANADA AVIATION MUSEUM 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...
  • The Three Princes: Navy, Part 38

    April 17, 2010 by Marc Milner
    HMCS Prince Robert, April 1941. PHOTO: DND/LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA151740 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...
  • 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...
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