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Sentry duty stirs emotions

Sentry duty stirs emotions

                    For eight hours a day, seven days a week, a team of rotating military members guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, Ontario, as part of the National Sentry Program from April 9 to Nov. 10. Rain or shine, these members stand guard […]

Korean War Entertainer

Korean War entertainer recalls the Smile Show

On a hot summer afternoon in 1947, 27-year-old Verna Mary Smith, a Victoria entertainer, performed a hand balancing and acrobatics show on the grass in James Bay’s MacDonald Park. A few days later, a photograph of Smith’s show in the local newspaper caught the eye of Gerry Gosley. He was amazed at the balancing act […]

Iroquois pays off

Iroquois pays off

The Naval Ensign has been lowered for the last time in HMCS Iroquois. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) honoured the Tribal class destroyer for its 43 years of service with a paying off ceremony at HMC Dockyard Atlantic, May 1. Commissioned on July 29, 1972, the anti-submarine warfare destroyer served as the command ship of […]