Vimy Ridge

Canada's deepest cave was just uncovered near Fernie, B.C.

A Calgary-led group of explorers has uncovered the deepest cave in Canada, north of Fernie, B.C.<p>Currently measured at 5.3 kilometres in length and …

Saskatoon

Blame France, downplay problems: Veterans Affairs had talking points after Vimy 100 complaints

As angry complaints washed over Veterans Affairs Canada about its handling of last spring’s Vimy Ridge centennial, the department’s communications …

Veterans Affairs (Canada)

Memorable story: Vimy Ridge veterans' families help our understanding of war

<i>As 2017 came to a close, StarPhoenix staff reflected on the stories that struck a personal chord with them this year. For Thia James, it was part of</i> …

Saskatoon

Exploring Kimberley, BC

Sandwiched between the Purcells and the Rockies, the mountains surrounding Kimberley, BC are a skier's paradise.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Tucked neatly into a pristine …

Skiing

In Conversation III: Touring the Battlefields of Canada’s First World War

By Sarah Glassford and Ady King <b>Preamble</b>This post is the product of a Q&A email exchange between Ady King, a Grade 11 student from Fredericton, New …

Military History

A year in pictures from the Vancouver Sun and Province photographers

<i>A look back at our photographers’ favourite photos from 2017:</i><p>GERRY KAHRMANN<p>A woman raises a photo of Beth Moore as Travis Cottrell leads 2,500 women …

Canada

Looking For James Roy – Part 2: Slogging Up To Arras

Pete Jones (EFC Heritage Society) 04/01/2018 0 Comments []<p>In part one of <i>Looking For James Roy</i> we followed his story from Edinburgh to Everton and …

Military History

Jan. 5: It’s not the tweets. Plus other letters to the editor

<i>Letters to the Editor should be exclusive to The Globe and Mail. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. Try to keep letters to fewer than 150 words. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. To submit a letter by e-mail, click here:</i> …

Canadian History

Military short thousands of personnel despite small increase in ranks

The Canadian military has reversed what had become a worrying trend by posting a small increase in the number of people in uniform last year – though it still has a long way to go to fill all the holes in its ranks.<p>New figures show that there were about 450 more military personnel at the end of …

War

Waterdown sapling with Vimy lineage receives heritage designation

It was at this event that Ward 15 Coun. Judi Partridge suggested putting the tree forward for heritage designation.<p>"I thought it was quite important …

Remembrance Day

rising song star heads into another busy year

The holiday season is a quiet time for many unless you’re a musician. In that case you might feel as if entertaining other people never …

Edmonton

Edmonton school board to buy more virtual reality kits for students

The Edmonton Public School Board is looking to purchase more virtual reality (VR) kits to add to its teaching arsenal.<p>Educational technology …

Virtual Reality

Year through the lens: Top news images of 2017 - CBC News | The National

CBC went to dozens of countries, hundreds of Canadian communities and recorded countless hours of video to bring you the news in 2017. For the people …

Canada

Canada 150, doomed from the start, now ends with a whimper

Despite Ottawa's strenuous efforts, 2017 was not a year of coast-to-coast euphoria. Charlotte Gray explores how the reality of modern Canada couldn't live up to the official hype<p>Canada's sesquicentennial has revealed a lot about this country. For some Canadians, it has been a year of celebration – …

Canada

WARMINGTON: Ottawa ices New Year’s Eve party because it’s too cold?

Some nutty stuff has come out of Ottawa in the last 150 years but cancelling New Year’s Eve celebrations because it’s too cold is certainly a new one …

Canada

Review of WW1 Centenary year 2017

Centenary News looks back, in pictures, at some of many events in 2017 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War.<p>February<p>More than …

Remembrance Day

How Surrey honoured Canada 150 in 2017 - Surrey Now-Leader

Surreyites, along with other Canadians, honoured in 2017 two significant anniversaries in the history of this nation: the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and …

Canada Day

2017 In Stories: How the "total disaster” of the Vimy Ridge ceremony was revealed

<i>Editor’s note: As we prepare to usher in 2018, it’s important that we here in the newsroom take a moment to consider the year that was. The news</i> …

Canada Day

Canada celebrates a birthday and loses an icon: Take a look at some of the top Canadian news stories of 2017 - Photo Galleries - World

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie, who died in October, was been named Canadian Press Newsmaker for the second consecutive year. (Chris …

Canada

Peter Menzies: Blame Quebec when your Netflix bill goes up

All you need to know about why your Netflix bill will go up some time in the next couple of years is contained in this paragraph from a recent report …

Canadian History

What ever happened to the French Foreign Legion?

<i>Conceived in fear and mistrust, this fighting force of unmanageable misfits and deserters survived, thrived and earned its country’s grudging respect.</i><p>…

History

100 years ago, Canada staged the ugliest election in its history

One hundred years ago Sunday, on Dec. 17, 1917, Canadians went to the polls in the ugliest national election in the country's history. It's worth remembering not only the election, but how anxious, fraught and divided Canadians were throughout 1917, if for no other reason than to gain some …

Canada

Witness World War History in Europe

2018 is an especially poignant year to visit the historic battlefields of Europe.

France

The Chinese Labour Corps - forgotten heroes of the First World War (Part 4)

Exactly a hundred years ago in 1917 the First World War was raging across Europe. A century later in 2017 town halls and war veterans groups across …

News (China)

Vimy revisited: Veterans Affairs 'deeply saddened' by bad experience, blames French toilets

A top official at Veterans Affairs says the department was unaware last spring of widespread problems at April’s Vimy 100 ceremony in France but now …

Editorial: Hey, Veterans Affairs Canada – crowd control shouldn't be this hard

Ceremonies to mark major events in Canada’s history should be about more than colourful photo ops for political leaders. Apparently, however, they …

Veterans Affairs (Canada)

Today's letters: A church, local taxes and veterans

<b>Readers are riled about a condo development, local taxes and treatment of veterans. Got an opinion? Write to us at:</b> …

Canada

Angry Canadian staff blame ‘poor leadership’ for Vimy 100 ceremony ‘nightmare’

The results weren’t pretty when Veterans Affairs asked its own staffers about their experiences at the Vimy 100 anniversary ceremony in France this …

Francois Hollande

The Chinese Labour Corps – Forgotten Heroes of the First World War (Part 2)

Exactly a hundred years ago in 1917 the First World War was raging across Europe. A century later in 2017 town halls and war veterans groups across …

News (China)

Vimy 100 ceremony 'nightmare' left more than visitors upset — Canadian staff were angry, too

The results weren’t pretty when Veterans Affairs asked its own staffers about their experiences at the Vimy 100 anniversary ceremony in France this …

Veterans Affairs (Canada)