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International, Military, Society

Latvian foreign minister warns of Russian response to Canada’s Baltic mission

Latvia’s foreign minister was in Ottawa Thursday with a warning for Canada: brace for Russia-backed smear campaigns, a spate of so-called fake news stories and cyberattacks when 450 Canadian troops arrive in his country in June. Canada is set to» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Canada and France joint stamp issue for Vimy 100

Special commemorative issue by both countries It was in the early dawn of April 9 ,1917. At the signal, tens of thousands of Canadians clambered out of muddy trenches and began a march through snow and freezing drizzle across no» 

History, International, Military, Politics, Society

100th Anniversary of the pivotal battle of WWI

By spring 1917 the First World War had stagnated into a war of attrition. Other than an initial victory by the Serbs at Mt Cer in 1914, the Allied forces had suffered many defeats and no real progress since the» 

International, Military, Politics

NATO and Russia: Canadian troops have challenges to overcome in Latvia

Canada is about to send some 450 troops to Latvia to lead an international battle-group of about 1,500. The force is to act as a deterrent to any potential Russian military action there. This will start in June.and will be» 

Health, History, International, Military, Politics, Society

Japan’s sex slaves in WWII. “The Apology”

It is another tragic chapter of WWII.  The Japanese Imperial Army forced tens of thousands of girls and young women from occupied lands to become sex slaves for their soldiers. Strange as it may seem, this horrible tale is not» 

History, Military, Politics

The last of the Canadian Navy destroyers

The HMCS Athabaskan made a final tour of Halifax harbour this week before being “paid off” and decommissioned on Friday. The destroyer was the last large fighting vessel in the Canadian navy and one of four Iroquois-class destroyers built in» 

Education, History, International, Lifestyle, Military, Society

International Women’s Day: aviation controversy

An event in Canada is being held to encourage girls and women to think of careers in aviation. The international event is being held at the airport in Lachute, Quebec and is part of a wider international movement called “Women in» 

International, Military, Politics

Canadian troops to stay on in Ukraine

It’s called “Operation Unifier”. Canada’s two year mission to train Ukrainian military and police was due to expire at the end of this month. Ukrainian officials had been concerned at the delay in the decision by Canada to announce an» 

Health, History, International, Military, Science and Technology

Canadian research puts an end to smear campaign against medieval Scots king

He was a legendary figure in medieval times involved in epic battles between the Scots and English, eventually defeating a larger English army at Bannockburn in 1314. But for centuries historians have alleged the Scottish king was afflicted with the» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Canada history: Feb 27, 1900. Canada’s first overseas military adventure, and rousing victory.

In the 1800’s European nations were eagerly vying for lands and possessions as they built their colonial empires around the world. Countries in Africa were among those hotly contested. By the 1880’s, British expansion in south Africa came into conflict»