Archive for June, 2011

  • Health File

    June 28, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    A Case For The Stairs The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Canadian Council for Health and Active Living at Work (CCHALW) are encouraging workers to stay healthy while on the job by simply using the stairs instead of the elevators and escalators. The...
  • Plucked From The Sea: Air Force, Part 45

    June 25, 2011 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Frenchman Hubert Latham is rescued after ditching for the second time in the Channel, July 27, 1909. Latham died three years later, big game hunting in Africa. PHOTO: SCIENCE MUSEUM/SCIENCE & SOCIETY PICTURE LIBRARY—10319353 On July 19, 1909, Hubert Latham took off from Calais, France,...
  • Lost In The Dark: Navy, Part 45

    June 19, 2011 by Marc Milner
    His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Spikenard at Halifax, about two months before she was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116955 Events off the American eastern seaboard in early 1942 typically capture the attention of historians when it comes to examining this...
  • Clearing Buron: Army, Part 94

    June 12, 2011 by Terry Copp
    On July 5, 1944, the millionth Allied soldier landed in France. The lodgement phase of Operation Overlord—codenamed Neptune—was over. The port of Cherbourg was secure and to everyone’s surprise the supply system, using the remaining Mulberry (artificial) Harbour and the open beaches, was working smoothly....
  • Doug Bradford

    June 5, 2011 by Jennifer Morse
    The Boarding Party ILLUSTRATION: DOUG BRADFORD Doug Bradford is a barber. He has been cutting hair for 50 years in his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and in his spare time he paints. He never went to art school. His only teacher was his...
  • On This Date – June 2011

    June 1, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    June 1, 1956: The Royal Canadian Air Force and United States Air Force finalize plans for the Mid-Canada Line, a line of defensive radar sites stretching from Labrador to British...