Archive for August, 2019

  • The last words Betty Metcalfe’s brother Jack ever spoke to her still haunt her almost 80 years later. It was 1940 and the Metcalfe family of Glace Bay, N.S.—mother, father, their two girls and two boys—had just spent their last Christmas together. Betty and her...
  • Canadians take Hill 70

    August 14, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    The Battle of Hill 70 was a 10-day Canadian Corps victory in the First World War that came at a terrible cost to both sides. It began on Aug. 15, 1917, and by the end of the first day alone, 1,056 Canadians had been killed,...
  • O Canada: Discover your land – On Newsstands Now!

    August 8, 2019 by Canvet Publications Ltd.
    ON NEWSSTANDS NOW! Big land, bigger oceans, huge mountains, wide waterways and wildlife wilderness—Canada offers breathtaking vistas in every direction. Discover the countless wonders of our country in this large-format, 100-page special issue packed with photos and stories. Includes a touching intro by comedian and...
  • Escape from a burning Chinook

    August 7, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    On Aug. 5, 2010, a Canadian Chinook and two Griffon helicopters were flying typical supply missions ferrying troops and equipment between Kandahar Airfield and forward operating bases in the volatile Panjwaii district in Afghanistan. Airborne mission commander Captain William Todd Fielding was doing pre-landing checks...
  • A letter of marque from the king

    August 7, 2019 by Stephen J. Thorne
    It may have been the best investment Enos Collins, Benjamin Knaut and John and James Barss ever made. The merchants of Liverpool, N.S., purchased Severn, a former American slave ship captured by the Royal Navy, in 1811 for a mere 420 British pounds (about C$53,000...
  • Studies shine a light on suicide patterns

    August 6, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    Male veterans are at the highest risk of suicide four years after release from the Canadian Armed Forces. A history of deployment does not appear to increase suicide risk. These are but two of the findings in two 2018 reports on suicide in the military...
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