Archive for June, 2010

  • Health File

    June 25, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Taking Your Mind Off Pain Struggling with pain? Meditation may help take the edge off. Researchers at the University of Montreal have discovered that Zen meditation thickens the region of the brain that regulates pain. “We found a relationship between cortical thickness and pain sensitivity,” says University of...
  • Lancasters Hit Civvy Street: Air Force, Part 39

    June 19, 2010 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Lancaster MN-976 handled various postwar duties. PHOTO: JOHN FREDERICK McNULTY, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA209220 Many Second World War aircraft became object lessons in beating swords into ploughshares.  Once the Cold War developed, many such ploughshares were hastily reconverted to swords.  Such was the case of...
  • The Sheep Dog Navy: Navy, Part 39

    June 13, 2010 by Marc Milner
    HMCS Arrowhead off Nova Scotia, 1942. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA136840 Going To War With What You’ve Got American entry into the war in December 1941 promised eventual allied victory: Churchill claimed he slept well for the first night in years when he heard of...
  • This year’s list of attendees was as prestigious as ever for the annual Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) event held March 3-4 at the Chateau Laurier in downtown Ottawa. While, no doubt, the headliner was General David Petraeus, the commander of the United States Central...
  • Bedlam At The Lamone: Army, Part 88

    June 6, 2010 by Terry Copp
    The original plan for 1st Canadian Corps’ Operation Chuckle, December 1944, called for the capture of Ravenna, situated along the Adriatic coast in northeastern Italy, and an advance beyond the Senio and Santerno rivers to the town of Massa Lombarda. If the Canadians succeeded, their...
  • On This Date – June 2010

    June 1, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    1 JUNE, 1876 The Royal Military College opens at Kingston, Ont. 2 JUNE 1916 The 3rd Canadian Division is mauled by a German attack in the Ypres Salient. 3 JUNE 1989 Toronto’s Skydome is opened. Toronto Skydome. PHOTO: iStockphoto 4 JUNE 1944 The Canadian and...

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