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World War II Bomb Shell Removed From Vancouver Park

CBC | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A World War II bomb shell has been removed from Stanley Park by Vancouver police. The mortar shell was discovered by someone with a metal detector...

The Last Bomber Crew: Austria Remembers a Doomed Canadian Flight

Charlie Angus | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada
Charlie Angus

Twenty-four-year-old pilot Wilfred DeMarco was badly wounded and ordered his crew to bail out. He tried to keep the plane steady while they escaped. Jack Cole, Art Shannon and Jack Speers managed to bail to safety. Soon after, DeMarco's plane exploded into the mountain.

November 11: I Remember and I Am Thankful

Lori Gard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I am eight. Maybe nine. We are playing, my little friends and I, on a snowdrift at school. For lack of sleds and toboggans, we are using our snow pant...

Why I Do Not Wear A Poppy

Davide Mastracci | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

Every year, millions of Canadians take part in this campaign by attaching the poppy to their clothes. I do not wear the poppy, or donate to the RCL, because I believe that this campaign glorifies war instead of calling for peace. I believe that it is of the utmost importance to remember past wars and the soldiers who took part in them, but I remember these things quite a bit differently than how the RCL would like you to remember them.

Thinking of Going Gluten-Free? Why Your Gut Will Thank You

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

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Lather Up for Global Handwashing Day

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg October also brings in a day that commemorates what should be a part of our daily activities but for many is either forgotten or simply ignored: handwashing. It's not a surprise as handwashing is not considered -- other than perhaps in the public health field -- to be an incredibly important part of living.

Lessons From My Father: Strategies for Resilience and Survival

Jill Gabrielle Klein | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada Living
Jill Gabrielle Klein

My father had to cope with an unfathomable situation: At the young age of 16, he was a prisoner in Auschwitz..Recently, he and I have begun speaking to business executives about resilience--the ability to face adverse events with fortitude and to enact successful coping strategies.

Why You Best Get to Budapest

Candice Walsh | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Travel
Candice Walsh

So the thing about Budapest is that it just kinda takes you by surprise. Everyone raves about Vienna and Prague and all those neighboring cities (and rightly so), but Budapest is kinda lonely. Its streets aren't cluttered with hordes of tourists jockeying for the best camera space or picking their noses in public. So, why was I so surprised by Budapest? Something to do with its beautiful streets and fascinating history, I guess.

Japan Says Sorry To Canadian POWs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada

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100 Days That Changed Canada: Mackenzie King Opts for Conscription

J. L. Granatstein | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada
J. L. Granatstein

Canada's soldiers suffered heavy casualties in the second half of 1944 in Normandy. Infantry units operated at half strength of less, their platoons frequently reduced to a dozen soldiers instead of the normal 30. And, the soldiers, grumbled, there were thousands of 'zombies,' or home defence conscripts, safe in Canada.

100 Days That Changed Canada: "You Had an Option, Sir!"

Peter Mansbridge | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada
Peter Mansbridge

A Minimum Donation for Their Ultimate Sacrifice

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Military families, while never overlooked by the Canadian Forces themselves, are something that must be remembered. How do families work without an additional parent? What happens when a parent dies while serving his country?

The Problem With Fighting Anti-Semitism

Elah Feder | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada
Elah Feder

I should be grateful that my government cares enough to protect me (at least this aspect of me; they seem far less concerned about homophobia). But instead, I feel singled out. It's especially awkward since I didn't feel that unpopular in the first place.

Bomb Girls

Meg Tilly | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Living
Meg Tilly

I am a bomb girl. I'm sure when you read that you got an image of high-heels and a tiny cinched-in waist and voluptuous breasts spilling out all over the place. And yes, I'm sure some of the younger girls in the mini-series will look just like that. My character in Bomb Girls does not.

Hiroshima Bombing Remembered As Japan Questions Nuclear Power

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.06.2011 | Canada

HIROSHIMA, Japan - The Japanese city of Hiroshima on Saturday marked the 66th anniversary of the bombing, as the nation fights a different kind of dis...

Juno Beach Wind Farm Plans Anger Veterans

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - A French plan to install towering wind turbines within sight of a beach where thousands of Canadians fought a bloody b...