The dispute that saved the Welland Canal

– Illustration by Malcolm Jones – For most Canadians, the Great War, an ocean away and a century ago, is a distant horror. We know of the tragic valour of Canadian soldiers on the battlefields of France from Ypres to Artois to the Somme. The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a fitting monument to...
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    March 25, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Gordon Thompson of Tide Head, N.B., five miles west of Campbellton and once called Head of Tide, sends us this: A sergeant and a private were court-martialled for kicking a colonel as he was getting into his car.  The sergeant explained that the colonel had...
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    March 13, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Albert Ganser of Provost, Alta., told the magazine he was making his first Anson flight in 1942 at Mossbank, Sask., and asked the Royal Canadian Air Force (Women’s Division) parachute packer how the chute worked.  She replied: “If you don’t use it right the first...
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    March 11, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Vera Muxlow of Strathroy, Ont., swears that when she joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWACs) in 1942 some of her fellow recruits, obeying instructions on how to keep their buttons clean, went immediately to the canteen and asked for elbow...
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    March 6, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    From B.E. Smith of London, Ont., we hear of a man who fell overboard from His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Nootka in 1946. The ship shuddered as the engines stopped and then reversed.  Helplessness gripped those on deck.  The sun, glistening on a gentle swell, made...
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    March 4, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    During the Korean War, the Canadian destroyer Athabaskan was caught in a typhoon in the China Sea.  A sailor was washed overboard but by one of those great strokes of good fortune, the next wave carried him alongside at brow height.  Another sailor reached out...
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    February 27, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    An old joke from Legion Magazine’s precursor, The Legionary, tells of an old war veteran returned to his home town for a banquet given by his army buddies. He expected them to talk over old times, but one talked incessantly about his bad liver, another...