National Column: Canada’s return to NATO’s front line has air of familiarity to it

Reading Time: 3 minutesAnd so Canadian soldiers are heading back to Europe.

Times change and the world, despite a steady drumbeat of appalling headlines, is safer for us than for our parents. So the deployment of 450 Canadian Forces troops to Latvia won’t be nearly as formidable as the deployment to West Germany – often more than 10 times larger – that was Canada’s defining military commitment for 42 years through the Cold War. […]

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Local soldier loses life in Kabul

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A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) took the life of a Canadian Forces member Saturday. Master Corporal Byron Greff was one of 17 killed in the suicide bomber attack which stuck an International security Assistance Force (ISAF) vehicle at approximately 11:30 a.m. Kandahar time. […]

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Veterans’ plate now available for serving members

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Edmonton – Drivers could soon be seeing a lot more veterans’ licence plates on the highway. The distinctive plate with its red poppy and maple leaf will now be available to currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Beginning Aug. 16, current armed forces members with at least three years of service will be able to apply for veterans’ plates, and when … […]