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Cape Breton Remembers

  You didn’t need a map to find this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony in Sydney, N.S.; you just had to follow the crowds. Starting early on the morning of Nov. 11th, thousands of Cape Breton Islanders were streaming through the downtown heading toward Centre 200, the local hockey rink, casino and performing arts centre. Inside...
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    Unshaken In Resolve

    January 1, 2015 by Ellen O'Connor
    As a bell in the Peace Tower sounded the 11th hour and two minutes of silence fell, tens of thousands of people—standing shoulder to shoulder in Canadian pride—attended the national Remembrance Day ceremony in...
  • Who Are You Remembering Today?

    November 12, 2014 by Ellen O'Connor
      Tens of thousands of Canadians gathered at the National War Memorial on Nov. 11.—some arriving as early as 6 a.m. Before the ceremony began, Ellen O’Connor asked several of them who they would be thinking of on that special day. PHOTOS: ELLEN O’CONNOR Daniel...
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    A Nation Remembers

    November 12, 2014 by Ellen O'Connor
    After the ceremony, the thousands in attendance slowly moved forward to solemnly place their poppy on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. PHOTO: METROPOLIS STUDIO Standing shoulder to shoulder in Canadian pride, a bell in the Peace Tower sounded the 11th hour and two minutes...
  • FarBIG
    Adrian Watkinson is no London cabbie, but it’s clear something’s at work as he shuffles his little car in and out of traffic along the narrow, congested streets of the city’s East End. As it turns out there’s an inherited line of “cabbie blood” in...
  • NormandyBig

    D-DAY +70: Return Of The Liberators

    September 3, 2014 by Sharon Adams
    Poppies grow at the edge of a wheat field behind Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS Exclusive Audio Edition: More than once Bud Hannam is mobbed by children during celebrations of the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. At ceremonies, mothers...
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    Normandy Tour: Juno Beach Route

    January 21, 2014 by Terry Copp
    The 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy will introduce a new generation of Canadians to events that have long stirred the imaginations and collective memories of veterans and their children. There will no doubt be extensive television coverage on June 6, centered on...