Veterans

On behalf of Rossland Ladies Auxiliary #14, Joan Lafond donates $8,000 to the Legion via Ray VanDen Nieuwenhof, past president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #14 (Rossland). Photo: Submitted

Ladies auxiliary donates $8,000 to Rossland Legion

We support them whenever they need us, said auxiliary member Sharon Lussier

 

Wounded Warriors runners arrive in Port Alberni during an awreness event on March 3, 2022. The organization offers support programs for veterans, first responders and their families. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Course aims to fill gap by training therapists on needs of veterans, first responders

Many front-line workers say the practices of conventional therapists aren’t working for them

 

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Ladies auxiliary donates to Rossland food bank

The Rossland food bank is available for residents of Rossland

 

Physician assistants are valued members of other provinces’ healthcare systems, but the B.C. government does not recognize their qualifications. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Military and university-trained physician assistants rejected by B.C.’s health system

They are ready and willing, but due to provincial policies, these healthcare workers are not able

Physician assistants are valued members of other provinces’ healthcare systems, but the B.C. government does not recognize their qualifications. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Glenn Hodge, Royal Canadian Legion Trail Branch # 11 Board Member, presents the donation to Lisa Pasin, KBRH Health Foundation Executive Director, on behalf of the Legion Foundation BC/Yukon Command. Photo: Submitted

Legion helps gratitude garden grow at Trail care home

Donation will help improve accessibility of garden spaces for long term care residents

Glenn Hodge, Royal Canadian Legion Trail Branch # 11 Board Member, presents the donation to Lisa Pasin, KBRH Health Foundation Executive Director, on behalf of the Legion Foundation BC/Yukon Command. Photo: Submitted
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

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
Ray and Thelma Destobel have been married for close to 76 years and happily call Creston home. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

78 years later: Creston couple shared military experience

Now in their 90s, veteran couple Ray and Thelma Destobel have happily…

Ray and Thelma Destobel have been married for close to 76 years and happily call Creston home. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
On Thursday, Sept. 8, Thomas B. Slattery was presented with the Queen’s Jubilee Award by MP Rob Morrison. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston veteran reflects on time as paratrooper

Thomas B. Slattery, 91, served in the Korean War

On Thursday, Sept. 8, Thomas B. Slattery was presented with the Queen’s Jubilee Award by MP Rob Morrison. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Photo: Sheri Regnier

Services return to Trail area Cenotaphs on Friday

The day starts at 10:30 a.m. with a march from the Fortis building to the Trail Cenotaph

Photo: Sheri Regnier
The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum

‘War hero of the family’: Canadian War Museum acquires 3 more Victoria Crosses

Museum now has 36 of the 73 Victoria Crosses awarded to Canadians in the First World War

The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum
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Trail Blazers: Lest We Forget

Trail Blazers is a weekly feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

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William Constable getting his wings in 1944. (Submitted)

Creston veteran shares life experience

After service, William Constable went on to become a teacher

William Constable getting his wings in 1944. (Submitted)
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

More than 23,000 veterans have disability claims that are waiting to be processed

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
Chief Petty Officer First Class (retired) Jake McDavid stands in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Veterans’ parade returns to national Remembrance Day after two-year hiatus

Parade was cancelled the past two years due to health concerns associated with the COVID-19

Chief Petty Officer First Class (retired) Jake McDavid stands in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Charlie Jefferson, a Second World War amputee veteran and Isla McCallum, a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. Photo: War Amps

Child amputee finds inspiration from Second World War veteran

Submitted by War Amps Eight-year-old Isla McCallum is an energetic young girl…

  • Nov 3, 2022
Charlie Jefferson, a Second World War amputee veteran and Isla McCallum, a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. Photo: War Amps
Glenn Hodge (left) pinned the first poppy on RCMP Const. Kevin Johnson at the Trail Cenotaph last week. The first pinning signals the launch of the 2022 poppy distribution campaign. Hodge, chair of the Legion’s poppy committee, confirmed to the Trail Times that there will be an in-person service on Remembrance Day this year. After two years of no public services due to COVID restrictions, the community is encouraged to attend the Trail Cenotaph commemoration on Friday, Nov. 11 starting at 11 a.m. sharp. Photo: Sheri Regnier

First poppy pinning at Trail Cenotaph launches 2022 campaign

Trail Legion bringing a public service back to the Trail Cenotaph on Friday, Nov. 11

Glenn Hodge (left) pinned the first poppy on RCMP Const. Kevin Johnson at the Trail Cenotaph last week. The first pinning signals the launch of the 2022 poppy distribution campaign. Hodge, chair of the Legion’s poppy committee, confirmed to the Trail Times that there will be an in-person service on Remembrance Day this year. After two years of no public services due to COVID restrictions, the community is encouraged to attend the Trail Cenotaph commemoration on Friday, Nov. 11 starting at 11 a.m. sharp. Photo: Sheri Regnier
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‘Tea, Music and Artifacts’ coming to Trail library

Call the library 250.364.1731 or register online at: traillibrary.com

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Retired Staff Sgt.-Maj. Kathy Rochlitz (left), Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Craig Thompson, Dave Sinclair and Norm Scott pose for a photo after presenting the first poppy at Government House on Oct. 25. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

B.C. lieutenant governor presented with first poppy to kick off 2022 campaign

Funds raised from annual Royal Canadian Legion poppy campaign supports veterans

Retired Staff Sgt.-Maj. Kathy Rochlitz (left), Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Craig Thompson, Dave Sinclair and Norm Scott pose for a photo after presenting the first poppy at Government House on Oct. 25. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
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Rossland Legion donates $5,000 to hospital

Donation to support multiple departments and facilities

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Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto, Nov. 5, 2017. An internal audit outlining significant problems with Ottawa’s administration of hundreds of millions of dollars in medical marijuana for veterans is being met with shock and concern by mental-health providers and others.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

‘Wild West’: Audit on veterans’ medical cannabis sparks calls for oversight, research

Probe sparks calls to better protect at-risk veterans and taxpayer dollars

Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto, Nov. 5, 2017. An internal audit outlining significant problems with Ottawa’s administration of hundreds of millions of dollars in medical marijuana for veterans is being met with shock and concern by mental-health providers and others.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy