Veterans

Veteran Stephen LaSalle is shown in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. When LaSalle first injured his foot in a military training exercise, he had only heard the stories about what it was like to deal with Veterans Affairs Canada. Five years later, the reservist naval lieutenant can talk about the experience firsthand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Frustration, anxiety persist as Liberals claim success on wait times for veterans

An estimated 23,000 veterans are waiting for their disability claims to be processed by the federal department

 

Feds commit $140M to keep temporary staff hired to eliminate veterans’ backlog

Feds commit $140M to keep temporary staff hired to eliminate veterans’ backlog

 

Flags of Remembrance Cross Canada tribute was successful in several communities across Canada this year. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Flags of Remembrance Cross Canada tribute was successful in several communities across Canada this year. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Liberal MP Lawrence MacAulay arrives for the swearing in of the new cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on November 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Veterans Affairs’ case managers near ‘breaking point,’ union warns

Survey shows majority of case managers had more than 35 files and some had over 50

Liberal MP Lawrence MacAulay arrives for the swearing in of the new cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on November 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Minister Lawrence MacAulay responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Government will hire more staff to address veterans’ backlog, caseloads: minister

Government will hire more staff to address veterans’ backlog, caseloads: minister

Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Minister Lawrence MacAulay responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Health Canada funds training program for service dogs for veterans with PTSD

Health Canada funds training program for service dogs for veterans with PTSD

Dennis MacKenzie poses for a photo near his home in Bonshaw, P.E.I., in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Bad Parade, Dennis MacKenzie

Canadian Afghanistan war veteran finds music helps soothe battle with PTSD

Veteran releases first album ‘The Guardian Angel Platoon’

Dennis MacKenzie poses for a photo near his home in Bonshaw, P.E.I., in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Bad Parade, Dennis MacKenzie
A hanger on the site of a Second World War airfield that was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is seen near Claresholm, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The plan was a major program for Allied aircrews. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘We managed to survive’: 100-year-old veteran remembers Second World War airfields

‘Someone was looking after us, the Good Lord I guess, and we managed to survive’

A hanger on the site of a Second World War airfield that was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is seen near Claresholm, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The plan was a major program for Allied aircrews. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Flag pole rope tampered with and flag stolen
Flag pole rope tampered with and flag stolen
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

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)
<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

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