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Like Vimy Ridge, Juno Beach came at a great cost to Canadian forces.
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The discovery led to several closures in the city.
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There have been thousands of pages devoted to the skills necessary to raise a child. I am quite sure my father never read one book about parenting. Common sense was his guiding force. He was a humble, compassionate man who knew right from wrong, and good from bad.
Even those Canadians reporting the highest knowledge about immigration history believe we have always been welcoming. Yet the country's history offers more than enough examples of restrictive immigration practices to suggest that there is at least a bit of ignorance among those of us presuming the most knowledge.
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Teresa was forced at gunpoint to leave everything she knew behind, never to return. She endured a long, perilous journey with little to eat and only the clothes on her back. Worst of all, this little girl watched helplessly as her mother died in the long exodus.
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All at once the juxtaposed impact of camp crashed down on me like a giant wave. My parents' camp, my camp, my kids' camp, my MOL kids' camp. Now this. The barrack at Birkenau concentration/extermination camp is a stark reminder. A picture in my mind I will not soon forget.
They answered the call when our country needed heroes; now we have the great privilege of caring for them. In honour of Remembrance Day, we'd like to introduce you to two of Canada's Second World War Veterans.
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I saw my father cry twice. The first time was just after my mother died. The next time was when I was gathering the stories of his WWII experiences, because I didn't want them to go away. I spent two years gathering my father's stories -- do you know someone whose story you'd hate to disappear?
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WWII forged a special bond between Canadians and the Dutch, and we'll never forget it.
The lady who bawled me out at the grocery store made me think of my Papa. Remembrance Day was the biggest day of the year for him. In addition to marking the end of the worst nightmare in history, November 11 was his birthday and his wedding anniversary. When my Papa was alive he really looked forward to marching in the Remembrance Day parade.
LUMBY, B.C. - Seven decades after thousands of "balloon bombs" were let loose by the Imperial Japanese Army to wreak havoc on their enemies across the Pacific, two forestry workers found one half-buri...
PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK, B.C. - Strolling the delicate dunes of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Vancouver Island is once again possible, after the removal of a potentially deadly legacy fro...
As the last of the Canadian solders return from Afghanistan, personal stories from another war combined recently. This is a story about war, and certain Canadians who fought in World War II.
LANGLEY, B.C. - Mounties in Langley, B.C., are looking for the rightful owner of a photograph apparently taken in Holland during the Second World War.Langley RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Holly Marks says off...