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Canvet Publications named 2017 Independent Publisher of the Year!

Winner of three major awards at the 2017 Canadian Online Publishing Awards! Last week at the 2017 Canadian Online Publishing Awards in Toronto, Canvet Publications Ltd. (publisher of Legion Magazine and Canada’s Ultimate Story) was named the 2017 Independent Publisher of the Year! The award was announced following two gold awards on the same...
  • Contest winner travels to Ottawa for Canada’s biggest party ever

    August 25, 2017 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    It was the biggest party of the year, and Barron McKay of Cache Creek, B.C., was the lucky winner of Legion Magazine’s contest to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in the nation’s capital. Sponsored by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the four-day visit included round-trip airfare and three-night...
  • New Brunswick team takes the darts trophy

    August 21, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    It was an emotional moment for Mark Hebert after he threw the winning dart for his team from Blacks Harbour, N.B., Branch at the Dominion Command Darts Championships on May 5-7. Besides the darts, the entire weekend hosted by Eastern Irrigation District Branch in Brooks,...
  • Disability award improvements come into effect

    August 17, 2017 by Sharon Adams
    Changes to benefits under the New Veterans Charter (NVC) will put more money into the pockets of tens of thousands of wounded, ill and injured veterans and their families or survivors. As of April 1, the ceiling on tax-free disability awards for service-related wounds, illness...
  • New building gives branch new life

    August 16, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s North Calgary Branch has a new building, three new revenue streams and a steady influx of new members—and it hasn’t cost a cent. This happy turn of events took root six years ago when the branch recognized that, like many urban...
  • My dad, the air force doctor

    August 14, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The nooks and crannies of my parents’ red-brick house in Halifax held many secrets and, as a child, my insatiable curiosity took me into closets, drawers, attic and basement, most often in search of my father’s past. Edward Lefferts (Ted) Thorne III was born on Friday, June...
  • Escape of the Dieppe raiders

    August 1, 2017 by Hugh A. Halliday
    The disastrous Dieppe Raid of Aug. 19, 1942, is most commonly remembered by a grim statistic—the greatest one-day losses sustained by the Canadian Army during the Second World War. There was ample heroism on the beaches. Less well known are the heroics displayed by a small group of...
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