Archive for January, 2017

  • The military ombudsman has called for changes that would eliminate Veterans Affairs Canada’s long vetting process each year for some new veterans. Of the 1,500 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members medically released annually, about 600 are released due to illnesses or injuries directly related to...
  • Virtual poppies drop on Hill

    January 12, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Every night of the 2016 poppy campaign, people living in or visiting Ottawa were able to see a spectacular show of poppies being virtually dropped on the Parliament Buildings. From Oct. 28 to Nov. 11, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., images of 117,000 poppies...
  • VIMY RIDGE (100th Anniversary Special Issue) coming soon!

    January 11, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Canada’s Ultimate Story continues with Vimy: The Birth of a Nation Coming soon to newsstands near you! February 6th, 2016 Our next special issue “VIMY” hits newsstands in February 2017. It has been said that Canada came of age with the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Legion Magazine...
  • Russian interference in U.S. election opens eyes

    January 11, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election may be a turning point in an ongoing cyberwar that pits the United States and its western allies—Canada included—against multiple, shadowy enemies. Bruce Colman, an Ottawa-based cyber-security consultant and e-commerce specialist, says that beyond whatever effects it may...
  • Use of anti-malarial drug needs to stop

    January 9, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The Royal Canadian Legion has called upon the Department of National Defence to immediately cease the use of the anti-malarial drug mefloquine while its side-effects are still being studied. Recent articles in the media and testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans...
  • The very bad winters of Samuel de Champlain

    January 4, 2017 by Don Gillmor
    Most of us have experienced bad winters—record-breaking temperatures, snow up to the roof, winters that refuse to end. But few of us have known winters as bad as those of Samuel de Champlain. The winter of 1604-05 was spent at Sainte-Croix. It was extremely cold,...
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