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Harris Norman W. Passed away peacefully August 26, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Henry Walser Funeral Home/The Record/ AA

Harris Norman W. Passed away peacefully August 26, 2015 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 78. Norman was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, the son of Hector and Sarah (Morgan) Harris. Besides his loving spouse Rosemary Rayner he is survived by brother Bryn, sisters Jessie, Martha and...
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military Canada paid $1.6M to send $5M in gear to Ukraine
Thursday, August 27, 2015
David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen/The StarPhoenix/AFP, Getty Images/ AA

The Canadian government spent $1.6 million to ship $5 million worth of surplus tents, sleeping bags and other military goods last August to Ukraine, according to figures obtained by the Ottawa Citizen. The equipment, sent by Canadian Forces aircraft, included sleeping bags the military...
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Category: Miscellaneous
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Tories looking for a few good vets to sing praises of PM in campaign ad
Thursday, August 27, 2015
MURRAY BREWSTER The Canadian Press/The Chronical Herald/ AA

TORONTO — An email being circulated among former Canadian soldiers suggests federal Conservatives are looking for a few happy, satisfied veterans to appear in television ads backing the prime minister, The Canadian Press has learned. The email appears to have been written by Kris Sims, who...
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Category: Veterans
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South Korea Silences Loudspeakers After Deal With North to End Crisis
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
NDTV/Reuters/AA

Seoul: South Korea switched off loudspeakers blasting propaganda messages into North Korea after the two rivals reached a compromise deal today and stepped back from the brink of an armed clash. The giant banks of speakers, which had lain silent for more than a decade, were drafted back into...
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Category: Miscellaneous
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How an hour of panic unfolded as markets opened
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Lu Wang, Bloomberg News/ National Post/ AA

More than US$50 billion of market value was erased from the world’s 10th biggest company. A gauge of market stress got too jammed up to function. Wall Street, TSX resume slide as global stock rout leaves sea of red Following a midday rally, North American stocks are fading again after a...
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Category: Miscellaneous
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'JUST US JAMMING'
Monday, August 24, 2015
ALF ASH

JUST US JAMMING ON THE 1ST AND 3RD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2015. 2;00PM TO ?????? 'COME OUT TO PLAY OR SIMPLY ENJOY'

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Pig/Corn Roast with “Rob and the Rydells
Monday, August 24, 2015
AA

It’s a go for Saturday September 19th. Pig/Corn Roast with “Rob and the Rydells” coming in at 6:30,Dinner starts at 5:00 – music at 6:30. Please bring a friend to this event and have some fun. Tickets will be $15.00/ea and they will be available at the bar.

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The Legion remains apolitical during the Federal election campaign.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Dominion Command/AA

Recent news articles and social media posts have implied that the Legion, Legion members and Branches are endorsing certain political groups. The Legion remains apolitical during the Federal election campaign. While individual Legion members are free to voice their opinions, they do not speak on...
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Category: RCL
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Annual CNE parade honours the Warriors
Monday, August 24, 2015
Terry Davidson, Toronto Sun/ AA

TORONTO - Second World War veteran Allan Dick hopes Saturday’s Warriors’ Day Parade will remind young people about the perils of war. The parade, a nearly annual event at the Canadian National Exhibition for 94 years, marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the bloody conflict and brutal...
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Category: Veterans
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Judge dismisses claim of paraplegic former DND staffer from 1991 Arctic ordeal
Monday, August 24, 2015
CTV News/Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press/AA

OTTAWA -- The case of a former civilian defence employee, left as a paraplegic by a horrific military transport crash in the Arctic, has been dismissed by a Federal Court judge. Bob Thomson, whose 1991 ordeal was made into a movie over 20 years ago, had pleaded with Veterans Affairs and...
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Kim Jong-un puts North Korean troops on war footing as border tension rises
Friday, August 21, 2015
CBC News/Thomson Reuters/Associated Press/ AA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered his troops onto a war footing from 5 p.m local time (4 a.m. ET ) on Friday after his government issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action. South Korean Vice Defence Minister...
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Veteran rides to raise awareness
Friday, August 21, 2015
Sebastian Leck-The Kingston Whig Standard/ AA

Army veteran Paul Nichols will arrive in Kingston on Saturday after riding thousands of miles on horseback across Canada. He's on a seven-month journey across the nation to raise awareness about the struggle of veterans to transition back to civilian life. He has been joined by hundreds of...
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U-Haul holding U.S. family's entire possessions stolen in Abbotsford, B.C.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
CBC News/ AA
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When Anna Spencer and her five children packed up their life in Georgia and set off to join her...

   

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Terrace, B.C., man misses flight after female security refuse to frisk him
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Betsy Trumpener, CBC News/ AA
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A retired social worker from B.C. was prevented from boarding his flight when his artificial hip...

Miscellaneous
Colby Cosh: If there’s a scandal in the Duffy affair, why can’t I spot it?
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Colby Cosh -National Post/Canadian Press/ AA
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I wish I’d captured the exact quote from Twitter, but a paraphrase will have to do: someone said...

   

Miscellaneous
Canada, Russia suspend joint project to build aircraft in Ulyanovsk
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
TASS -Russian News Agency/ AP/ AA
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ULYANOVSK, August 17. /TASS /. Canada and Russia have suspended the implementation of a joint...

Miscellaneous
Ex-KGB agent leaves Canada after 6 years avoiding deportation
Monday, August 17, 2015
CTV News/The Canadian Press / AA
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VANCOUVER -- A former KGB agent who spent six years living inside a Vancouver church to avoid...

   

Veterans
Kim Dolan,- Provincial Service Officer -1pm.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Peter Gardiner/AA
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Kim Dolan, the Provincial Service Officer from the new London Office, will be visiting Branch 50...

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$267,309 tax-free: Chief of 90-member B.C. First Nation may be Canada’s highest paid politician
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Gordon Hoekstra, Postmedia News/ AA
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VANCOUVER — The 90-member Semiahmoo First Nation in Surrey, B.C., paid its chief and one of its...

   

Veterans
Vanished: Waterloo woman’s brother died during 1945 battle for Pacific
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Waterloo Region Record By Jeff Outhit/ AA
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Waterloo Region Record By Jeff Outhit/ Inside a cramped submarine, Fred Vaughan finds space...

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Waterloo’s landmark diner has been sizzling since 1930.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Waterloo Region Record By Jeff Hicks/AA
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WATERLOO — The years peel away easily at Harmony Lunch. "It's the onions," said Betty...

   

Veterans
.Snowbirds bring thousands to Victoria waterfront for aerobatic show
Friday, August 14, 2015
Jeff Bell / Times Colonist / AA
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The lure of the Snowbirds drew thousands of people to the Dallas Road waterfront...

Veterans
B-17 bomber roars over Victoria,
Friday, August 14, 2015
Jeff Bell / Times Colonist / AA
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History appeared on the horizon over Victoria International Airport Monday, landed smoothly and...

   

Branch News
Branch #50 Car Show Sunday August 16th 2015. 11am to 5pm
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Peter Gardiner/AA
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Branch #50 Car Show Sunday August 16th 2015. 11am to 5pm, Come visit our annual Car Show, see...

Miscellaneous
Wynne is spending public money advertising an issue she wants Harper to be defeated over
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Christine van Geyn, National Post/ AA
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The Ontario government has launched a host of new taxpayer-funded ads promoting the Ontario...

   

Miscellaneous
Colourful command change at CFB Trenton -8 Wing
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Ernst Kuglin, The Intelligencer/Trentonian/Belleville Intelligencer/Postmedia Network/ AA
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CFB TRENTON - The first order issued by the new Commanding Officer of Canada`s largest air force...

Miscellaneous
F-35 might not meet performance standards of CF-18s, says U.S. think tank
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Murray Brewster The Canadian Press,/ The Star/AA
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By: Murray Brewster The Canadian Press, Published on Tue Aug 11 2015 OTTAWA — A U.S. defence...

   

Miscellaneous
Pte. Samuel Nadeau dies at CFB Gagetown
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
CBC News/DND/ AA
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An 18-year-old Canadian Armed Forces reserve soldier died on Monday while at CFB Gagetown in...

Veterans
National Peacekeepers Day Ceremony Held Sunday 9th August , 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Alf Ash- Dan McVey
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National Peacekeepers Day Ceremony held on Sunday 9th August 2015 in Waterloo, Ontario.Pictures...

   

Miscellaneous
Tories promise to bring 10,000 additional refugees from Syria and Iraq to Canada if elected
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Jordan Press, The Canadian Press/National Post/ AA
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MARKHAM, Ont. — The Conservatives say they will bring 10,000 additional refugees from Syria and...

Miscellaneous
Oil outlook grim amid continued supply glut
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
CBC News/Reuters/ AA
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After sinking to its lowest level since March on Friday, oil prices bounced up slightly on...

   

Miscellaneous
In Canada, I feel like I’m sucking air’: Canadian woman returns after fighting with Kurds against ISIL
Sunday, August 09, 2015
Catherine Solyom, Postmedia News/ AA
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As news reports of Western youths joining ISIL dominated the headlines last spring, Hanna Bohman...

Sports
Daniels leads large local contingent at legion track meet
Friday, August 07, 2015
Waterloo Region Record By Record staff / AA
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Kitchener's Joey Daniels will attempt to add more medals to his collection at this weekend's...

   

Veterans
The Battle of Britain: Army Cooperation Squadrons-75th anniversary
Friday, August 07, 2015
Major Mathias Joost-Royal Canadian Air Force/ AA
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Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force will gather on parade squares and at other venues across...

Afghanistan
Afghan war veteran denied insurance because of PTSD
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Michael Shulman, CTVNews.ca / AA
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April 17, 2002 is a date that continues to haunt Shaun Arnsten. The Afghanistan war veteran...

   

Miscellaneous
Saint John air cadet dies after collapsing at 14 Wing Greenwood camp
Thursday, August 06, 2015
CBC News/The Canadian Press/AA
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A 13-year-old air cadet from Saint John who died on Tuesday was attending a three-week basic...

Miscellaneous
Franck Gervais, who wore illegal military gear, gets probation, community service
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
CBC News/ AA
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The Quebec man who illegally wore a military uniform and medals during last year's Remembrance...

   

Miscellaneous
A senior officer with the Canadian Armed Forces has been charged
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
CTVNews.ca Staff / AA
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A senior officer with the Canadian Armed Forces has been charged with multiple counts of...

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