17th annual Peacekeepers Day honours Canadians killed in action

Families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan, veterans and many others were on hand at Peacekeepers Park on Sunday for the 17th annual Peacekeepers Day ceremony. The ceremony honours those that have fought overseas in peace support operations. They are assignments…

Federal government announces funding for seniors’ affordable housing project in London

An affordable housing project on London’s Hamilton Road is receiving a $7.1-million boost from the federal government. Canada’s Minister of Seniors Filomena Tassi was in town on Monday to announce the funding for Residenza Ortona, an affordable housing project for…

Military veterans put through the paces at Calgary’s Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University (MRU) hosted its first five-day Business Boot Camp for Canadian military veterans this week. The boot camp is intended to equip vets with the tools and skills they need to start and own businesses and give them…

Conservative MPs call for inquiry as veterans, families seek acknowledgement in malaria drug lawsuit

A growing group of veterans and their family members are hoping legal action will bring answers and an acknowledgement that an anti-malarial drug used by the Canadian Forces left them with life-altering, long-term side effects. “I wanted somebody to be…

Calgary D-Day veteran shares her story of keeping ‘the biggest secret ever’

For June Stewart Burgoyne, the D-Day ceremony on Saturday at the Centennial Calgary Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion brought back memories of secrecy and sacrifice. In 1944, she was 18 years old and a member of the Women’s Royal…