Archive for April, 2011

  • Health File

    April 25, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    Blood Tests To Detect Cancer A less invasive alternative to surgical biopsy to identify and track serious diseases is now in the works. Researchers are using biomarkers—like certain antibodies and proteins—to diagnose several serious diseases, including prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung...
  • Dropping 'Fish': Air Force, Part 44

    April 15, 2011 by Hugh A. Halliday
    A Bristol Beaufort, September 1941. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA160969 The Royal Canadian Air Force’s overseas experience with torpedo bombers differed greatly from the sporadic and often ineffective operations on the home front. Although the RCAF carried only one torpedo bomber squadron in its overseas...
  • Busy Little Port: Navy, Part 44

    April 8, 2011 by Marc Milner
    The east side of Saint John harbour during the Second World War. PHOTO: PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES OF NEW BRUNSWICK, FRANK O’BRIEN COLLECTION Naval historians have naturally concentrated on the great naval base of Halifax, and on the secondary naval bases developed at Sydney, N.S., and St...
  • McCrae House Keeps Poet’s Memory Alive

    April 1, 2011 by Sheena Bolton
    The life of John McCrae, author of the famous poem, In Flanders Fields, and the First World War are brought to life daily by dedicated volunteers and staff at McCrae House, the Guelph, Ont., home where the poet was born in 1872. The western half...
  • On This Date – April 2011

    April 1, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    April 1, 1924: The Royal Canadian Air Force officially comes into existence. April 2, 2003: Canadian navy ships Iroquois (2nd) and Fredericton (2nd) arrive in the Arabian Gulf. They join HMCS Regina as part of a U.S.-led task force involved in maritime surveillance. April 3, 1974: A...