TOPIC: REMEMBRANCE DAY

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Biodegradable poppies make for a greener Remembrance Day

This year, the Royal Canadian Legion will be selling poppies and memorial wreathes that are fully biodegradable and recyclable. Nujma Bond speaks for the Royal Canadian Legion. Pix Butt is now retired from the Margate pastoral charge.
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Mary Riter Hamilton, Canada's 1st female battlefield artist, helped the country 'grieve mass loss'

In 1919, Canadian artist Mary Riter Hamilton embarked on a solo mission to paint the World War One battlefields of France and Belgium. A century later, documentary maker Alisa Siegel speaks to the artist's biographer, historians and art historians to resuscitate Mary Riter Hamilton's art, life, and legacy.
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Anger after protesters disrupt B.C. Remembrance Day ceremony

A Remembrance Day ceremony in Kelowna, B.C., didn’t go as planned when a group of protesters against vaccine mandates showed up. The RCMP is investigating the incident as a possible criminal offence, and the city’s mayor says the protesters went too far.

Naming the dead: B.C. man unravels the mysteries of veterans buried in unmarked graves

Abbotsford's Glenn Smith finds and verifies the unmarked graves of veterans buried in B.C., with the ultimate goal of placing a headstone.
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#117: Family war items, Afghan family to PEI and Lennox Island vets

This week on PEI Pulse Podcast a man who has a portion of his home dedicated veterans, a young Afghan woman who lives in Montague, struggles to bring 10 members family to PEI, and remembering the veterans of Lennox Island.

Family history at Battle of Vimy Ridge inspires Canmore author's latest novel

Canmore author Lecia Cornwall’s latest book takes place during the First World War, and she says it was first inspired by her own family history.
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In-person ceremonies return for Remembrance Day

Members of the public gathered again to honour veterans and fallen soldiers at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa and some others across the country. The services were especially poignant for those who served in Afghanistan, which recently fell back under Taliban control.

Canadians mark Remembrance Day in person a year after pandemic limited ceremonies

Canadians marked a return to in-person Remembrance Day ceremonies, including at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced limited gatherings.
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'Heartwarming for veterans to see the crowds,' says veterans' group president

Brad LeBlanc, president of Veterans UN-NATO Canada in Nova Scotia, shares his thoughts on the commemoration of Remembrance Day a year after the pandemic limited ceremonies.
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‘Just to be here again is such a wonderful thing’

After ceremonies went virtual last year, attendees at this year’s Remembrance Day service say they’re thankful to be marking the day among friends, family and colleagues again.
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Anand reflects on her first Remembrance Day as defence minister

National Defence Minister Anita Anand tells Power & Politics there is a lot of work to be done to improve the situation for women and minorities within the Armed Forces.

N.L.'s veterans and those lost in war honoured on Remembrance Day

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians came together Thursday to mark Remembrance Day honouring those, past and present, who fought to protect Canada.

Young B.C. musicians are connecting with veterans by creating original compositions dedicated to their service

Music students in Victoria are honouring Canadian veterans this Remembrance Day by composing music inspired by their stories. Their teacher hopes it allows the students to connect with veterans in a more personal way and show them they're valued as individuals.
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Military archivist 'passionate' about what he calls the best job in government

As part of a team that acquires 'the record of the memory of the government of Canada,' military archivist Alex Comber spoke with the CBC's Heather Hiscox on Remembrance Day about what they do to share their work with Canadians. (Library and Archives Canada)

Ignored for years, Indigenous veteran finally asked to lay Remembrance Day wreath at legion

For years Scott Norton asked Royal Canadian Legions to allow him and other Indigenous veterans to participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies. But each time, his requests were met with silence.

Returning Indigenous soldiers lack support in Alberta, says veterans organization

Canada is failing to support Indigenous veterans after they return home from military service, especially in rural Alberta, according to an Indigenous veterans organization.

Most conspicuous bravery: New Brunswick's Victoria Cross recipients

There have been many extraordinary acts of bravery by Canadian soldiers, including the 99 Canadian recipients of the Commonwealth’s highest award, the Victoria Cross. Five of those soldiers were born or had close attachments to New Brunswick. Here are their stories.

New book by Cape Breton-born poet examines connection between war and climate change

The message of Stewart Donovan's latest book is especially poignant this Remembrance Day as world leaders try to find a solution to climate change at COP26 in Glasgow.

Smaller Remembrance Day ceremonies across northeastern Ontario

Royal Canadian Legions across northeastern Ontario are hosting Remembrance Day ceremonies today.
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'The big thing is what they went through': the memories of the first generation to not see a war

His grandfather served in the First World War, his father fought in the second and John McNeil was destined to fight in the Third World War, but his was the first generation of Canadians to never see combat.

Next generation of Sask. veterans emphasize awareness as they carry on Remembrance Day traditions

The new generation of veterans has a big responsibility ahead — ensuring the sacrifices many service members have made are never forgotten.
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Remembrance Day

As Canadians reflect on those who have served and sacrificed, we discuss the significance of Remembrance Day with a veteran, and authors Jacqueline Carmichael and Linda Granfield.
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'Past is why we are here,' Regina Grade 12 student recipient of Vimy Pilgrimage Award recognizes the sacrifice soldiers made

Grade 12 Campbell Collegiate Sung Park travels to Ottawa to learn more about Canada's role in the world wars and pay tribute to soldiers after winning Vimy Pilgrimage Award.
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Searching for family of Canadian soldier whose service tags were found in Germany

An amateur historian in New York is scouring Nova Scotia Facebook pages, trying to find Henry J. Leblanc's family. He was one the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. His service tag was found in Germany, pulled from a former WWII battleground.
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Marking Remembrance Day in the Gaspé

People from the Gaspé played a large role in both world wars. To hear about the wartime history and the vetwrans of the region, guest host Peter Tardif calls out to Alfred Cassidy, sergeant-at-arms at Royal Canadian Legion no. 59 Gaspé.

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