Remembrance Day

A sign at the Winfield Cenotaph tells people looking for the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2021 that the event has been cancelled due to a threat of violence. (Bobbi DiMaggio/Facebook)

Threat of violence directed at B.C. Remembrance Day ceremony

Ceremony location changed after threat that “somebody might get killed” if United Nations flag flown

 

A woman lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)

Remembrance Day gatherings disrupted in British Columbia

Incidents in Kelowna and Kamloops mar Nov. 11 gatherings

 

The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)

‘The Immortal Poppy’: Canadian Legion sells NFTs for 100th anniversary

The Legion is selling poppy NFTs this year for the 100 year anniversary of the Canadian poppy

  • Nov 11, 2021

 

Ron Greenhorn drums with Pacific Gael Pipe Band at the Remembrance Day ceremony in downtown Nanaimo on Thursday, Nov. 11. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Solemn ceremony in Nanaimo held to mark Remembrance Day

Gun salute at 11 a.m. was followed by a moment of silence

Ron Greenhorn drums with Pacific Gael Pipe Band at the Remembrance Day ceremony in downtown Nanaimo on Thursday, Nov. 11. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
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
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
Capt. Charles Robert R. Hickey in his Royal Air Force uniform. (Photograph courtesy Veterans Affairs Canada/ Vancouver Island Military Museum Society)

Island flying ace shot down 21 foes in First World War

Charles R.R. Hickey earned Distinguished Flying Cross

Capt. Charles Robert R. Hickey in his Royal Air Force uniform. (Photograph courtesy Veterans Affairs Canada/ Vancouver Island Military Museum Society)
Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians welcomed to attend Remembrance ceremonies, told to wear masks and distance

Some restrictions and changes will nonetheless remain in place as COVID-19 continues to pose a threat

Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A time for remembrance

How much do you know about times of war?

Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)
Llewellyn-class minesweeper HMCS St. Joseph was built by the Newcastle Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Nanaimo and commissioned in May 1944. (Photo courtesy Government of Canada)

Nanaimo-built minesweeper patrolled sea during Second World War

Newcastle Shipbuilding Company built HMCS St. Joseph

Llewellyn-class minesweeper HMCS St. Joseph was built by the Newcastle Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Nanaimo and commissioned in May 1944. (Photo courtesy Government of Canada)
Emily-Ann Alyward won first place in the Royal Canadian Legion black and white poster contest. (Emily-Ann Alyward art)

VIU student wins national contest with Remembrance Day poster design

Art student Emily-Ann Alyward wins trip to Ottawa for Nov. 11 ceremony

Emily-Ann Alyward won first place in the Royal Canadian Legion black and white poster contest. (Emily-Ann Alyward art)
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

Announcement made in the wake of 5-part Canadian Press series on veteran’s issues

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
Bruce Davison, a volunteer at Vancouver Island Military Museum, stands with a Russian heavy machine gun and rocket-propelled grenade launchers that were recently added to the museum’s main exhibit floor. The museum will be open free of charge to the public following Remembrance Day ceremonies Nov. 11. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island Military Museum honours those who served

Museum open Nov. 11 with free admission

Bruce Davison, a volunteer at Vancouver Island Military Museum, stands with a Russian heavy machine gun and rocket-propelled grenade launchers that were recently added to the museum’s main exhibit floor. The museum will be open free of charge to the public following Remembrance Day ceremonies Nov. 11. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Ivana Lunardon distributes poppies in exchange for donations at Country Club Centre last week. With Remembrance Day tomorrow, Nov. 11, military veterans and civilian volunteers are supporting Royal Canadian Legion Branches during the annual Poppy Campaign, which raises money for Legion charitable programs that support veterans and the community. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Editorial: On Remembrance Day, take a moment to reflect

There are any number of ways for us to educate ourselves, hear war stories, learn lessons

Ivana Lunardon distributes poppies in exchange for donations at Country Club Centre last week. With Remembrance Day tomorrow, Nov. 11, military veterans and civilian volunteers are supporting Royal Canadian Legion Branches during the annual Poppy Campaign, which raises money for Legion charitable programs that support veterans and the community. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Bob Chow, a Royal Canadian Legion member and a veteran, offers salute at the Dallas Square cenotaph at last year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies downtown after being accompanied up the steps by Nanaimo RCMP Const. Mark Smith. (News Bulletin file photo)

Legion members in Nanaimo and Lantzville to gather Nov. 11

Members of the public aren’t encouraged to attend cenotaph ceremonies

Bob Chow, a Royal Canadian Legion member and a veteran, offers salute at the Dallas Square cenotaph at last year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies downtown after being accompanied up the steps by Nanaimo RCMP Const. Mark Smith. (News Bulletin file photo)
Danielle Cossey-Sutton, a VIU bachelor of education student, used online resources to research the traumas experienced by women during the First World War. (Vancouver Island University photo)

Old letters provide ‘window’ for VIU student’s research into women’s wartime experiences

VIU education student examines trauma on the front lines of First World War

Danielle Cossey-Sutton, a VIU bachelor of education student, used online resources to research the traumas experienced by women during the First World War. (Vancouver Island University photo)
The Last Post Fund’s Unmarked Grave Program have identified 7,000 unmarked Commonwealth veterans’ graves and given them a permanent headstone or marker. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Unmarked Grave Program looking for Canada’s lost veterans

Last Post Fund’s gravesite program giving veterans final respects

The Last Post Fund’s Unmarked Grave Program have identified 7,000 unmarked Commonwealth veterans’ graves and given them a permanent headstone or marker. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Veteran Matthew Kane poses for a photograph in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, November 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The Money: Today’s veterans fighting Ottawa for equality with previous generations

Campaign continues in fight for equity and fairness for all veterans

Veteran Matthew Kane poses for a photograph in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, November 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Legion member Tim Spencer holds one of three wreaths that were smashed apart at the Duncan Cenotaph. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

3 wreaths trashed at Duncan Cenotaph

“These wreaths are meant to commemorate the people who died fighting for their country”

Legion member Tim Spencer holds one of three wreaths that were smashed apart at the Duncan Cenotaph. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal leaders remember sacrifices, injustices endured by Indigenous veterans

Flags on federal government buildings lowered to acknowledge the service of Indigenous veterans

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Veteran Jeffrey Shepherd walks back to the house with his wife Christine from their backyard in Casselman, Ont., on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The Burden: veterans’ injuries take toll on families and caregivers

Advocates and others say federal supports fall short of what is needed

Veteran Jeffrey Shepherd walks back to the house with his wife Christine from their backyard in Casselman, Ont., on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang