Place Vimy unveiled by Hudson Branch

Hudson, Que., Branch commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge by unveiling its newly renovated cenotaph and surrounding park, now named Place Vimy.  The only one of its kind in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, the cenotaph commemorates those who have served from the 23 municipalities in the Boer War, First World War,...
  • Trail of the Caribou organizer honoured

    March 21, 2017 by Tom MacGregor
    A new plaque was unveiled in St. John’s, N.L., in November by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, recognizing Thomas Nangle, the tireless padre of the Newfoundland Regiment, as a person of national historic significance. The unveiling took place in the Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander...
  • Human rights museum puts stories up front

    March 20, 2017 by Sharon Adams
    Stories, a wise person once wrote, help us to see through other peoples’ eyes, show us the consequences of our actions, create community, root us in place and let us fly through time. And teach us how to be human. That’s a pretty good description...
  • Saplings descended from oaks at Vimy available

    March 20, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The Battle of Vimy Ridge in northern France, April 9-12, 1917, is considered one of the defining events in the history of Canada. Where Allied troops struggled and failed, the Canadians overcame great odds and eventually captured the ridge.    In the course of the...
  • Women still fill few positions in the CAF

    March 8, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    When Carol Kozinski walked into a Canadian Armed Forces recruiting office in 1981, one of the first questions she was asked was what trade interested her. Kozinski, who was 20 at the time and had been roughnecking aboard offshore oil rigs, said she wanted to...
  • Poor management of equipment reported

    March 7, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Poor planning, understaffing and inefficiency in the acquisition and maintenance of key military equipment are threatening the Canadian Armed Forces’ ability to effectively do its job, says a report by the auditor general. “National Defence had made some initial planning assumptions that overestimated equipment use,...
  • March/April 2017 issue now available!

    March 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The March/April 2017 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands today or check your mailbox if you subscribe already! What’s inside? The battle for the ridge A century ago, Canadians fought together as one unit for the first time. Their...
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