Remembrance Day Poppy

LOOK: Artist Honours First Nations Veterans

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

With Remembrance Day approaching, a B.C. artist has designed a special poppy to honour indigenous veterans. Andy Everson of the K’ómoks First Na...

MP Calls White Poppies 'Offensive'

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

A campaign to hand out white poppy pins is "an offensive attempt to politicize Remembrance Day," says Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fanti...

Poppy Thief Suspect Appears In Court

CBC | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Impact

Nicholas Moorhouse, 34, appeared in court on Saturday charged with a string of poppy box thefts in Toronto this week. Toronto police alle...

Do You Know the Wingate Veterans?

David Eisenstadt | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada
David Eisenstadt

Everyone knows there are Jewish War Veterans, but did you know there is a Jewish Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Toronto? As November 11 approaches, I always look for a Wingate vet and donate some cash, usually three or four times, as I lose my poppies often because I never pin them on properly.

Has The Poppy Lost Its Meaning?

Nora Loreto | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada
Nora Loreto

The red poppy worn in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day has become so normalized that it's simply something that we wear. We leave them on our sun visors in our cars. We lose them. We buy others. We say we remember but we don't do what's next to turn our remembrance into action. As the Canadian government has demonstrated its support for foreign wars, the symbol of the poppy has been hijacked. While it remains a symbol of peace and remembrance for many, it has also become a symbol of support of Canada's current war ambitions.

Alleged Poppy Box Thief Turns Himself In

CBC | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada

A man has turned himself in to police in connection with the theft of poppy donation boxes from two eateries in west Toronto. ...