Archive for May, 2011

  • High Tech Hide And Seek

    May 28, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet
    My husband’s smart phone tells me I’m 500 metres—as the crow flies—from our Ottawa home. At the minute, he and I are wandering into a thicket of bushes near the historic Rideau Canal. I’ve probably passed this spot hundreds of times, but until recently, I...
  • Readers’ Quiz Answers

    May 24, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Here are the answers to our Readers’ Quiz in the May/June 2011 issue. HMCS Spikenard was a corvette which was lost while on convoy escort service the night of Feb. 10-11, 1942. Supplies were brought to the allies after D-Day through a surviving artificial harbour...
  • Non-Battle-Related Injuries Take Their Toll

    May 23, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    In any given year, about a third of Canadian Forces personnel are laid up some time or another by strains, sprains, broken bones and similar injuries. These injuries account for 41 per cent of chronic health conditions, 53 per cent of medical releases and about...
  • Home For Life: Part 2, Gadgets And Gizmos

    May 21, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    Last fall Harold Stephenson, 89 and with dementia, was found outside his rural home in Mount Pleasant, N.B., without a coat and confused. His family was constantly worried it might happen at night or in the cold, where every minute would make him harder to...
  • Ten Years After 9/11, Discussed By Conference

    May 20, 2011 by Sheena Bolton
    More than 500 people packed the Chateau Laurier in downtown Ottawa Feb. 24 and 25 for the annual Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) symposium. The speakers at the two-day event were distinguished as always, including Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Dr. John Hamre, president of...
  • Quebec curlers victorious at second home

    May 15, 2011 by Sheena Bolton
    Despite missing morning practices to allow for a few extra minutes of sleep, the Quebec team played hard and remained undefeated to take first place during the 55th Dominion Command Curling Championships, March 19-25 in Hudson, Que. Victory did not come easy for the team...
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