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Canadian Vets Mark Historic Day

WAGENINGEN, Netherlands - It was 70 years ago Tuesday that the guns fell nearly silent along the Canadian and British lines in Holland.The war in northwestern Europe was almost over and Pte. Frank Gra...
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Who I'm Remembering Today

Two years ago, a great man died at the very impressive age of 97 (and a half). He is remembered and missed for the love, strength and support that he gave his family and friends, for the many great contributions to the Canadian mining industry during his long life, and also for his service in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II.
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Is This Your Photo?

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...
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Lather Up for Global Handwashing Day

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.
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Why Are Child Soldiers Romanticized?

Hollywood has immortalized underage soldiers in countless films. Contemporary warfare is still fuelled by "the brave young men and women overseas." Tragically, children in war zones are neither romantic nor relegated to the past. We should confront the hard truth: some recruits have no choice.