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      Ukraine buys Canadian sniper rifles – delivery expected soon
      Nov07

      Ukraine buys Canadian sniper rifles – delivery expected soon

      Sniper rifles from PGW Defence Technologies of Winnipeg will be arriving soon in Ukraine. Read More …read more Source:: Ottawa...

      Kilgour: Five things to watch for with Ukraine’s new president
      May08

      Kilgour: Five things to watch for with Ukraine’s new president

      Election authorities in Ukraine recently officially named TV star, comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelenskiy as the new president. Zelenskiy defeated incumbent Petro Poroshenko by winning 73 per cent of the run-off election vote. Now Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland is off to Ukraine to check out the new leader. Read More...

      Lukk: On 70 years since the mass deportation of Estonians
      Mar27

      Lukk: On 70 years since the mass deportation of Estonians

      March, 1949. Though the sun was growing higher and higher above the horizon, with promises of sunnier days to come, the spring days remained cold. The soil was frozen solid. Clear skies became flurries at a moment’s notice. Operation “Priboi” (“Tide”) began with a pounding on the door in the early hours of March 25. This was a wake-up call...

      Display of Hill 70 Victoria Cross medals unveiled at war museum
      Mar26

      Display of Hill 70 Victoria Cross medals unveiled at war museum

      A special display of the medal sets of the six men to receive Victoria Cross medals for their valour at the Battle of Hill 70 was unveiled at the Canadian War Museum on Tuesday. This marks the first time the soldiers’ medals have been shown together. Four of the sets are part of the museum’s permanent collection, while two are on...

      Canadian government condemns parade in Latvia to honour Nazi SS unit
      Mar21

      Canadian government condemns parade in Latvia to honour Nazi SS unit

      The Canadian government has added its voice to condemning an annual parade held in Latvia to honour members of the Nazi SS, warning it opposes such events glorifying Adolf Hitler’s regime. Around 1,000 people marched in the parade in Riga on March 16 to honour the Latvian SS divisions which fought for the Nazis in the Second World War. Some...

      Questions remain about Harjit Sajjan’s $161,000 photo bill
      Mar13

      Questions remain about Harjit Sajjan’s $161,000 photo bill

      Last month I had an article about taxpayers spending $161,000 for photographers to take images of Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan on his various trips. The Liberal government says these photographs are proof that Canada is re-engaging on the world stage. The amount covers 26 trips since late 2015 to locations such as India, Trenton, Yellowknife,...

      Kolga and Gold: How the Kremlin distorts the past to divide us
      Mar04

      Kolga and Gold: How the Kremlin distorts the past to divide us

      The following is offered in rebuttal to a Feb. 25 blog from Citizen writer David Pugliese entitled “Nazi whitewash gathers momentum as memory of the Holocaust fades”: The crimes of all totalitarian regimes that engage in genocide, repression, corruption and the abuse of human rights should be condemned in the strongest terms possible – none more...

      Nazi whitewash gathers momentum as memory of the Holocaust fades
      Feb25

      Nazi whitewash gathers momentum as memory of the Holocaust fades

      With the horrors of the Holocaust a distant memory, and many Canadians no longer aware of the crimes that took place in the name of the Third Reich, an opening has emerged for those who want to rewrite the history of Adolf Hitler’s regime and those who served it. A movement is afoot to claim that the Nazi collaborators and the SS units made...

      Ottawa folk duo explores LeBreton Flats’ history
      Feb20

      Ottawa folk duo explores LeBreton Flats’ history

      Silent Winters 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Ave. Tickets: $23, available at thegladstone.ca Until her great-aunt’s 100th birthday party, Ottawa musician Olenka Bastian never spent much time thinking about LeBreton Flats, that forlorn expanse of land along the Ottawa River west of Parliament Hill. But then a woman at...

      Thrills and chills: It’s dragon boat racing on ice
      Feb10

      Thrills and chills: It’s dragon boat racing on ice

      The third Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival brought 125 teams onto the ice at Dow’s Lake as part of the middle weekend of Winterlude activities. Entries for the first 100 teams sold out in less than 10 minutes on Oct. 1, with another block of 25 additional spaces added in November. It was also announced at that time that the Ottawa event...