Archive for January, 2017

  • Sunnybrook feature

    Times change at Sunnybrook

    January 24, 2017 by Tom MacGregor
    Changing demographics have meant that veterans’ hospitals, such as Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, are experiencing a reduction in waiting times not seen for several generations. Sunnybrook, Canada’s largest veterans’ hospital, has room for 475 veterans, housed in two wings—the Kilgour Wing, named after...
  • Vet and suicde feature

    Veterans + Suicide

    January 24, 2017 by Don Gillmor
    Illustration by Robert Carter How many veterans kill themselves?   The answer is: We don’t know. Do military suicides outnumber combat deaths? The Department of National Defence says six soldiers took their lives in Afghanistan. Veterans Affairs Canada says 53 active members took their lives...
  • VC Recipient Honoured Feature

    VC recipient honoured

    January 22, 2017 by Tom MacGregor
    About 200 people attended a special event for the unveiling of a new headstone on the grave of Victoria Cross recipient Alex Brereton in the farming community of Elnora, Alta. The headstone, supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada,...
  • Report studies pain and suffering

    January 20, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    While pleased with the increase in the New Veterans Charter (NVC) maximum disability award payment, the veterans ombudsman says the federal government now needs to recognize the non-economic effects on the most severely disabled veterans. “While no amount of money can provide full restitution,” said...
  • Frontlines Jan18 Feature

    Suspended vice-admiral outspoken in support of navy

    January 19, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The man temporarily relieved of his duties as vice-chief of the defence staff this week is an outspoken advocate of his beloved navy whose first words after his appointment to the military’s second-highest post constituted a harsh critique of the government that put him there....
  • COPA AWards Feature

    Legion Magazine wins digital publishing award

    January 18, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Legion Magazine has won silver at the 2016 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs), presented by Masthead for the interactive, bilingual web experience, Blood in the Mud or Du Sang dans la Boue. The award, which was presented in Toronto on Nov. 7, was in the...
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