Montreal Second World War veteran celebrates 100 years: ‘All of us should aspire to be like him’

Garnet Bourgaize turned 100 years old on Oct. 18, and members of the Royal Canadian Legion as well as friends and family from across Canada gathered to celebrate the Second World War veteran. “All I can say is that it’s…

WWII veteran Gordon Bruce Okill Stuart, friend to Prince Philip, dies at 98

Those who knew him will tell you that Gordon Bruce Okill Stuart was no ordinary man. “Just his drive, his energy, his organizational skills,” noted Bruce Bolton, a Lieutenant Colonel with the 78th Fraser Highlanders, an historical group in Montreal,…

London area veteran honoured with national award for work with Legion

“Whether it’s helping veterans get the resources or educating young families and children about why we remember, Ron has been an integral part of that for almost 40 years.” That’s what Karen Vecchi, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, had to…

60 per cent of sailors who battled HMCS Chicoutimi fire developed PTSD, asthma and depression: report

A study says 60 per cent of the sailors who fought a deadly fire aboard the submarine HMCS Chicoutimi in 2004 were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress within five years. The Royal Canadian Navy says the 56 sailors were 45 times…