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History, International, Military

Remembrance week: 100 years, the blood soaked fields of Flanders

November 6, Canadians take Passchendaele This year marks the 100th anniversary of many momentous battle of the First World War. After incredible but costly victories at Vimy and Hill 70, the Canadians were called upon to take the village of» 

Economy, International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology

Canada regularly under state-sponsored cyber attacks

In a way it’s a form of modern non-invasive warfare. Certain nations are using special government supported teams to hack into Canadian government computers to steal information, and a new port says its happening at an alarming rate. David Skillicorn» 

International, Military, Politics

Canadian advisors in Iraq pause, hospital stays on

It’ll be slightly smaller, but the Liberal government announced that the Canadian combat hospital in Iraq will stay on. On the other hand, the approximately 200 Canadian Forces Special Operations personnel who have been advising and assisting both Iraqi and» 

History, International, Military, Society

Remembrance of Veterans starts with “Poppy Drop” in Ottawa

Remembrance  Day, the day to pause and remember the fallen soldiers of wars and conflicts, is November 11th. That was the day the Armistice was signed to effectively end the First World War. The *poppy drop* 117,000 images of poppies» 

International, Military, Politics

Canadian soldiers to proceed with Niger training despite deadly ambush of U.S. commandos

A group of Canadian soldiers will carry on with its training of Nigerien forces despite a deadly ambush by an ISIS offshoot earlier this month that killed four U.S. Special Forces commandoes in the West African nation of Niger, the» 

Economy, International, Military

China seeks another major Canadian purchase; Beware says expert

“The naivete, and short-sightedness of people always surprises” M Juneau Katsuya  China is to set to move into another large industrial area in Canada as it seeks to take over Canada’s largest publicly-traded construction company. This comes on the heels» 

History, International, Military, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian to accept Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

On Aug. 6, 1945, Setsuko Nakamura was a 13-year-old middle-school student in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. That morning an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first atom bomb. Setsuko Nakamura was about 1.8 kilometres from the» 

International, Military, Politics

Peacekeepers killed in Mali: Canada still has to decide

Three killed today in a mine strike Last year Canada’s Prime Minister promised the United Nations that Canada would contribute some 600 soldiers and 150 police officers to UN peacekeeping operations. Where they might be sent has been up for» 

History, Military, Science and Technology

Canada losing marine research ability

It’s the latest concern for marine scientists. The Canadian Coast Guard research vessel Matthew is up for auction. Canadian Coast Guard research vessel Matthew. To be auction off this week., severely limiting Canada’s oceangraphic research and mapping ability © wikipaedia This» 

Health, International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Government launches new military suicide-prevention strategy

Canada’s government says it’s going to take a full look at how many veterans take their own lives after leaving the military. The comprehensive examination is part of a National Defence and Veteran Affairs Canada’s suicide prevention strategy released on»