Archive for August, 2017

  • Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne Almost 650 athletes, nearly 100 coaches and hundreds of volunteers gathered under the Prairie sun at Brandon’s brand-new athletics facility Aug. 11-13 for the 41st Royal Canadian Legion National Track and Field Championships. It is the only meet...
  • 4 novels where the Axis won the Second World War

    August 30, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Fatherland by Robert Harris   Set in 1964, this alternate-history spy thriller takes place in a world where Nazi Germany launches a massive U-boat attack that eventually leads to British surrender. Meanwhile, the United States continues to defeat Imperial Japan by use of atomic bombs....
  • Sword rattling won’t change Canada’s defence policy

    August 30, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a message that Canada will not be browbeaten when he reasserted his position Aug. 23 that the country will act in its own best interests on the issues of troops for Afghanistan and continental missile defence. U.S. President Donald Trump...
  • Contest winner travels to Ottawa for Canada’s biggest party ever

    August 25, 2017 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    It was the biggest party of the year, and Barron McKay of Cache Creek, B.C., was the lucky winner of Legion Magazine’s contest to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in the nation’s capital. Sponsored by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the four-day visit included round-trip airfare and three-night...
  • The soulless gaze of haters

    August 23, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Back in 1994, I spent a month in South Africa writing features for The Canadian Press (CP) during the campaign leading to the country’s first democratic elections. I saw South Africa from every perspective I could—black, white, Coloured. I regularly visited and ate in the...
  • The club no one hopes to join

    August 22, 2017 by Sharon Adams
      Fighter pilot Captain Brian Bews was rehearsing for an air show in Lethbridge, Alta., on July 24, 2010, when one engine of his CF-18 Hornet died. He ejected only 90 metres from the ground; two seconds later, his jet was a fireball and he...
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