Archive for November, 2011

  • From the Archives: Fantastic Journalism

    November 30, 2011 by Adam Day
    I have to admit, I didn’t see this article when it was first published a couple of years ago. It’s an article by David Samuels from Harper’s Magazine and it is a wry, irreverent and totally enjoyable piece of writing. What Samuels did was not...
  • Courcelette remembered

    November 30, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    Alberta MP Brian Jean recently shared memories with his hometown paper in Fort McMurray about a Veterans Affairs Canada commemorative tour last summer, where he was particularly touched by a gesture at a service in Courcelette, France.Delegates and guests from surrounding communities participated in remembrance...
  • Letters From Bill – Wednesday, March 1, 1944

    November 30, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando: …Things have been quite busy these last two days. Yesterday, there was an inspection by our new Brigadier as well as a rehearsal for the show today. The new Brig. seems to be a good sort of...
  • Funding sought for veterans health research

    November 29, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    One clear message coming out of the news reports from the Canadian Military and Veterans Health Research Forum  held in Kingston, Ont., after Remembrance Day is the need for more  research. Alice Aiken  director of the new Canadian Institute for  Military and Veteran Health Research...
  • Historic WWI Photo – German Prisoners

    November 29, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    German prisoners, taken at Vimy Ridge, are marched through the streets behind the lines. PHOTO: DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL...
  • Letters From Bill – Friday, Feb. 25, 1944

    November 28, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando: Well we certainly have been having some fun all this week and they were all in the shape of air raids. So far we have had six raids in five nights and Jerry was over yesterday morning...