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A new online health promotion

Starting this September, veterans and their family members will be able to participate in a free online health promotion program called MissionVAV. This program, sponsored by the Veteran and Family Wellbeing Fund, is a fun way to improve wellness in different areas such as fitness, decreasing stress, improving sleep, eating healthier and losing weight. The program sets up...
  • Desert Links

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by J. Leo Giroux PHOTO: COURTESY OF J.LEO GIROUX When it came to hazards, the Bedouin Golf and Country Club was unique among golf courses. Few people get the chance to see the world the way military personnel do. Following my World War II and...
  • The Ransom Collar

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Albert E. Brock   Kidnapping is a rare occurrence in Canada. It was certainly rare in 1955 when I worked as a detective in Forest Hill, a small but very affluent part of Toronto. Most of the crime involved break, enter and theft, and...
  • Uncovering A Lost Trail

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by John Albrecht   Among my childhood memories is an image of my grandmother standing in our backyard, yelling and waving her garden hoe at a formation of Lancaster bombers. The planes were en route to Royal Canadian Air Force Base Comox, B.C., a half...
  • Beirut Days

    November 1, 2000 by Legion Magazine
    by William M. Koch The author poses for a photo during a 1984 visit to the dividing line separating Christian East Beirut and Muslim West Beirut. In 1983, after 32 years of service in the Canadian navy, I asked my career manager for a posting...
  • The Case Of The Missing Canoe

    November 1, 2000 by Legion Magazine
    by Andrew F. Maksymchuk   In 1967, with just three years of police work behind me, I was given the unenviable task of being in charge of the most northerly detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. My destination was Central Patricia, situated approximately 225 miles...
  • The Stringer’s Story

    November 1, 2000 by Legion Magazine
    by Douglas How   One Saturday in 1941 I was on weekend duty with the Halifax bureau of The Canadian Press when an unusual teletype message arrived from CP’s Toronto headquarters. It stated that one of the three Toronto newspapers was carrying an East Coast...