Veterans

A locally made film about late Red Deer war veteran, poet and farmer Joseph Young (shown here with his wife Nettie) is airing on Telus Optik. It’s called ‘Poetry, War and the Dance of Life,’ created by Red Deerian Randy Kirk. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer poet, farmer and war veteran remembered in award-winning documentary film

‘Poetry, War and the Dance of Life’ can be seen on Telus Optik

 

<ins>A Ponoka Seasons staff member shows Jim Horne his ‘Remarkable Resident’ certificate. (Photo submitted) </ins>

Central Alberta war veteran recognized as ‘remarkable resident’ by retirement home

Jim Horne, soon to be 99, is also celebrating his 76th wedding anniversary to wife Victoria

 

A Canadian flag sits on a members of Canadian forces that are leaving from CFB Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., on October 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
A Canadian flag sits on a members of Canadian forces that are leaving from CFB Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., on October 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Max Ward pictured with a model of his first plane, the De Havilland Fox Moth CF-DJB, in Edmonton on Tuesday November 17, 2015. Max Ward, an aviation pioneer who went from bush planes to international charters, has died. Family friend Jacquie Perrin says Ward collapsed at his home in Edmonton and died shortly after in hospital, surrounded by his family and 20 days short of his 99th birthday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

From bush pilot to international charter carrier: Aviation pioneer Max Ward dies

From bush pilot to international charter carrier: Aviation pioneer Max Ward dies

Max Ward pictured with a model of his first plane, the De Havilland Fox Moth CF-DJB, in Edmonton on Tuesday November 17, 2015. Max Ward, an aviation pioneer who went from bush planes to international charters, has died. Family friend Jacquie Perrin says Ward collapsed at his home in Edmonton and died shortly after in hospital, surrounded by his family and 20 days short of his 99th birthday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Feds gave 1,600 veterans priority hiring, but could have been higher: report

Feds gave 1,600 veterans priority hiring, but could have been higher: report

Feds gave 1,600 veterans priority hiring, but could have been higher: report

Feds gave 1,600 veterans priority hiring, but could have been higher: report

Veterans activist, government reach settlement of $25,000 libel suit

Veterans activist, government reach settlement of $25,000 libel suit

Veterans ombudsman calls it quits after 18 months

Veterans ombudsman calls it quits after 18 months

Veterans ombudsman calls it quits after 18 months

Veterans ombudsman calls it quits after 18 months
Veterans honoured with quilts of valour

Veterans honoured with quilts of valour

Quilts of Valour has given more than 14,400 quilts to veterans and injured Armed Forces members

  • Feb 20, 2020
Veterans honoured with quilts of valour
More than 44,000 applications from veterans for assistance were sitting in the queue at the end of September, in a Feb. 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Backlog of applications for veterans’ benefits grows by the thousands

OTTAWA — More Canadian veterans than ever are waiting to find out…

More than 44,000 applications from veterans for assistance were sitting in the queue at the end of September, in a Feb. 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The late Wayne Coubrough (left) and Wayne Bevis liked to clown around, but they both survived tense missions as United Nations Peacekeepers. They were among a global contingent that won a Nobel Prize for Peacekeeping in 1988. (Contributed photo).

Central Alberta has one less peacekeeper with death of Nobel Prize-winning vet

The late Wayne Coubrough and Wayne Bevis helped diffuse tensions in the Middle East

The late Wayne Coubrough (left) and Wayne Bevis liked to clown around, but they both survived tense missions as United Nations Peacekeepers. They were among a global contingent that won a Nobel Prize for Peacekeeping in 1988. (Contributed photo).
MacAulay faces tough task repairing relations with angry veterans’ community

MacAulay faces tough task repairing relations with angry veterans’ community

OTTAWA — When he was named Friday as Canada’s latest minister of…

MacAulay faces tough task repairing relations with angry veterans’ community
(Advocate file photo).

Central Alberta’s Flags of Remembrance project needs more help

Anyone interested can attend July 31 meeting in Sylvan Lake

(Advocate file photo).
File photos by ADVOCATE staff                                Peter Toth is facing three charges related to unlawfully wearing a military uniform.

Updated: Man accused of posing as military veteran in court

Peter Toth accused of attending school Remembrance Day ceremony dressed as U.S. Marine

File photos by ADVOCATE staff                                Peter Toth is facing three charges related to unlawfully wearing a military uniform.
Trudeau under fire for saying some vets want more than government can afford

Trudeau under fire for saying some vets want more than government can afford

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives cited an itemized list of Liberal-approved expenditures…

Trudeau under fire for saying some vets want more than government can afford
Landmark study shows military veterans at greater risk of suicide

Landmark study shows military veterans at greater risk of suicide

OTTAWA — A landmark study from Veterans Affairs Canada appears to confirm…

Landmark study shows military veterans at greater risk of suicide
Flags of Remembrance ceremony taking place Saturday

Flags of Remembrance ceremony taking place Saturday

4th Annual Veteran Voices of Canada event to take place in Sylvan Lake’s Centennial Park

Flags of Remembrance ceremony taking place Saturday
Homeless veterans plan to be out in autumn

Homeless veterans plan to be out in autumn

OTTAWA — The federal government plans to release this fall a long-awaited…

Homeless veterans plan to be out in autumn

Military pensions for life info by end of year

CALGARY — Canada’s veterans affairs minister is urging patience from injured ex-soldiers…