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Inuit bone collectors honoured

Parks Canada paid tribute to the previously untold story of how Inuit from Nunavut communities joined the home front war effort during the Second World War by collecting animal bones that could be used for munitions. Environment and Climate Change Minister Johnathan Wilkinson, the minister responsible for Parks Canada, honoured Qapik Attagutsiak and other Nunavut...
  • Ending veterans’ homelessness requires a co-ordinated national plan, targeted funding for housing projects, a rent supplement—and involvement of the Legion. “The Royal Canadian Legion, with its nationwide network, is simply irreplaceable in terms of translating national objectives to the local level,” said the federal Standing...
  • Counting veterans

    July 5, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    We know that some 7,000 Canadians served in the South African War, approximately 650,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders enlisted during the First World War, more than one million served in the Second World War, more than 26,000 served in the Korean War, and several hundred thousand...
  • Cross Border Doctor

    July 4, 2019 by Murray Brewster
    It can be extraordinary who and what you will find when digging into family history. In an article for Legion Magazine last year, CBC journalist Murray Brewster wrote about the Battle of Ridgeway and the eyewitness account of his great-great-grandfather, a doctor and United States...
  • July/August 2019 issue – Now Available!

    July 2, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    The July/August 2019 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. CROSS-BORDER DOCTOR My great-great-grandfather was one of thousands of Canadians who served in the American Civil War AT WHAT PRICE? We know that troops...
  • More effort is necessary to overcome geographic, political and cultural obstacles preventing indigenous veterans and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces from receiving benefits and commemoration they have earned, says the Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA). “Confidence that equality in combat will...
  • Padre of the Newfoundland Regiment honoured

    June 14, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    The legacy of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Nangle, chaplain to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during the First World War, was honoured at his alma mater, St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, on Jan. 17 with the creation of a new bursary. The Nangle Memorial Bursary is a...
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