Wreaths laid for Transcona veterans ahead of holidays

Remembrance Day may have been last month, but some Transcona residents keep fallen veterans in their thoughts during the holiday season. Couple Peter and Audrey Martin organized an informal wreath-laying ceremony at the Transcona Cemetery Sunday, bringing together dozens of…

Inquiry begins Monday into deaths of former soldier Lionel Desmond and his family

It was almost three years ago that Lionel Desmond – a deeply disturbed Afghan war veteran diagnosed with PTSD – bought a rifle and headed to his modest home in rural Nova Scotia. As night fell on Jan. 2, 2017,…

Elizabeth May vows to hold ‘national re-examination’ of veterans issues if elected

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 12, 2019 9:43 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Elizabeth May says Canada needs a “national re-examination” of veterans issues and she’d begin it…

Major reversal: Medical costs for armed forces will not be cut

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Montreal program aimed at ending homelessness for veterans gets federal funding

Montreal’s Old Brewery Mission was awarded $890,000 by the federal government to help get homeless veterans of the street. Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay made the announcement in Montreal on Monday. The funds will allow the mission to continue its…

NCC approves site for monument to Canada’s war in Afghanistan

OTTAWA – A site has been officially approved for the federal government’s promised national monument for the war in Afghanistan, five years after the memorial was first promised. The decision by the National Capital Commission on Thursday ends years of…