Pensions, awards rise by 1.2 per cent

Veterans Affairs Canada raised pensions, awards and allowances paid under the Pension Act by 1.2 per cent in 2016. VAC adjusts the rates for disability pensions and allowances on Jan. 1 each year. The amount is based on the Consumer Price Index in accordance with the Pension Act. Readers who think they may be...
  • Hehr

    Mending fences

    March 12, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Kent Hehr, the new Minister of Veterans Affairs, promises to make veterans’ lives better in 2016   Minister of Veterans Affairs Kent Hehr, the 30th since the department was created at the end of the Second World War, is often pictured in shirtsleeves, looking as if he...
  • Number of homeless veterans hard to calculate

    March 10, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    The federal government’s first attempt at estimating the number of homeless veterans may just be a description of the tip of an iceberg, say some veterans’ advocates. In March 2015, Employment and Social Development Canada, which tapped into a database with information from 60 emergency shelters,...
  • Veterans health discussed at forum

    March 9, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Helicopter crews—especially those flying at night—know their jobs can be a pain in the neck. Literally. A combination of vibration, flight length and helmet weight all take a toll on the muscles and bones of crew members. The unbalanced 2.5-kilogram weight of a helmet and...
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    New memorial honours First World War nurses

    March 8, 2016 by Tom MacGregor
    The lonely graves of two Canadian nurses who died during the Gallipoli campaign in the First World War received a new memorial last year, according to the 2014-15 Annual Report of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) released in December. Matron Jessie Jaggard and Nursing Sister Mary...
  • Netherlands

    Remembrance the focus for Netherlands branch

    February 18, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Members of the colour party and executives from The Royal Canadian Legion Branch in the Netherlands are a well-travelled lot, appearing at some 40 events in 2015, ranging from official national commemorations attended by royalty and throngs of people, to funerals of Canadian soldiers, to small ceremonies...
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    Blood in the mud

    February 2, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    It is not easy to connect with the experiences of Canadian soldiers in the First World War. Now, one hundred years in our past, it has slipped beyond living memory. But we think we have found a way to bring you back, to connect with the...
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