War of 1812 commemorations continue

The commemoration period for the War of 1812 is not over, despite uninformed media reports to the contrary. An offshoot of the Napoleonic wars, The War of 1812 started  with the United States declaring war on Great Britain, and ended with signing of the Treaty of Ghent in December 1814.  But news travelled slowly...
  • Treat a veteran to lunch

    July 25, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    I just read a touching piece about a good way to say thanks to a veteran. Paul Kavanagh, a Montreal periodontist, was visiting the Canadian War Museum in 2009 with his family and happened to be in line at the cafeteria behind a veteran who did...
  • Veterans Review and Appeal Board Takes Action

    July 16, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The Veterans Review and Appeal Board has followed through on its promise to begin changes in response to a report from the Veterans Ombudsman that reviewed cases appealed to federal courts. After reviewing 140 VRAB decisions reviewed by the Federal Court of Appeal in 2011,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CF trauma surgeon named new research chair

    July 5, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The medical director of Sunnybrook Hospital’s trauma centre, surgeon Colonel Homer Tien has been appointed the new Canadian Forces Major Sir Frederick Banting Term Chair in Military Trauma Research. Col. Tien has served in Bosnia, Croatia, Africa, Burma and had many tours  in Kandahar. “Under...
  • This month marks the 95th anniversary of the introduction of income tax in Canada—a “temporary” measure to help fund the First World War. The government imposed a number of financial measures to deal with the growing economic burden of the war. Luxury taxes and taxes...
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