Archive for July, 2012

  • 07/16/1945 Royal Canadian Navy cruiser Uganda engages in attack on Honshu, the main island of Japan. 07/16/1945 An atomic bomb is tested in New Mexico. 07/17/1927 The Hudson Strait Expedition departs Halifax. Its mission is to conduct navigation studies as part of plans to open...
  • The Morale Department

    July 15, 2012 by D'Arcy Jenish
    Members of the Canadian Postal Corps in 1916. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA066823 One Sunday morning, early in March 1915, Cooper Antliff of 41 St. Mark St., Montreal, took up pen and paper and wrote a three-page letter to his brother, Private William Antliff, a commerce...
  • 2012 Nijmegen marches begin

    July 13, 2012 by Sharon Adams
      On Tuesday, July 17, 270 Canadian Forces members are putting their best foot forward at the opening of the 96th Annual  Nijmegen Marches.  By the time the event winds up Friday, they will have logged 160 kilometres through the countryside and towns of the...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Canadian Ambulances

    July 13, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    Canadian ambulances are ready to roll, July 1916. LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • The Haitian Beat

    July 12, 2012 by Dan Black
    The busy streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. PHOTO: DAN BLACK There is no shortage of cruel irony in Haiti. Take the cholera epidemic which came on the heels of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. It killed roughly 7,000 and sickened more than 530,000, but the evidence...
  • A groundswell of support has grown in Saskatchewan as communities, businesses and ordinary folks rally around Wounded Warriors Weekend  Aug. 23-27 in Nipawin, Sask. The brain-child of Canadian country singer Blake Emmons and his business partner Jimmy Chute, the weekend is a way to thank...
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