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Recruiting memories from a new generation of veterans / Response to show on Snow Days / Phone-in: Dr Toby Mandelman on the care & health of your eyes

They're all gone now : Canada's last veteran of the First World War died on February 18th. John Babcock was never on the front lines, because the military found out that he had lied about his age to get in. But he was the last Canadian with memories of what it was like to serve in that war.
The Historica-Dominion Institute is trying to preserve the memories of remaining veterans - whether they served in World War 2, the Korean Conflict or the current war in Afghanistan. They arrange for veterans to speak with students and have questions-and-answer sessions with them through the Institute's "Memory Project".
On Sunday, February 20th, from noon until 3, they'll be soliciting memories by inviting veterans, legionnaires, and currently serving members and their families for lunch at the Stadacona Dining Room at CFB Halifax. The program will travel to Charlottetown in mid-April.
We spoke with Jeremy Diamond of the Historica-Dominion Institute.


Blizzard of emails :Thursday's phone-in with Dr James Gunn precipitated plenty of response. Dr Gunn is a former high school principal and school superintendent. He is also the author of  "School Storm Days in Nova Scotia", a discussion paper commissioned by the Department of Education and the province's school boards following last winter, in which there was a higher than average number of "snow days" (to read Dr Gunn's paper, click here ).
Carmen Klassen joined me to read your email responses.


When it comes to health, sunglasses aren't just a fashion statement. They're an important aid in keeping harmful ultraviolet radiation from affecting your eyes. And UV radiation doesn't take a winter break.
Dr. Toby Mandelman is an optometrist with the Bedford Eye Care Centre. She explained how to protect your eyes from UV radiation, and answered questions about the care & health of your eyes.


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