Always the first one to know

“Sometimes it’s going to be a smell. Sometimes it’s going to be a sound,” says Hélène LeScelleur. “And then it reminds me of the horror that we’ve been through.” Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne “Seeing people decapitated, it’s not that usual for anyone,” says former army medic Hélène LeScelleur. “I saw a...
  • Friendly fire incident investigated

    July 1, 2015 by Adam Day
    Beginning in Iraq, the lingering mystery about the exact events that led to the death of Canadian Special Operations Regiment Sergeant Andrew Doiron at the hands of allied Kurdish peshmerga forces has been mostly resolved with the release of a highly redacted report into the...
  • The Russian Bear Looks North

    May 1, 2015 by Adam Day
    It takes only a cursory glance at recent headlines to see that the Russian bear has not only awoken, but is angry, quite possibly rabid. Not content to merely create chaos in rewriting the map of Eastern Europe, or to panic its neighbours farther afield with...
  • Redefining ‘combat’

    March 1, 2015 by Adam Day
    In news from Canada’s shooting war, it turns out that the mission to advise and assist Kurdish forces in northern Iraq had a much more rigorous amount of assisting involved than was initially made...