Veterans News

The Snowbirds will be on hand for a military tribute scheduled to run June 10-11 at 17 Wing Detachment Dundurn.

Dundurn base to host veterans' tribute

By 650 CKOM April 5, 2017 - 2:54pm Updated: April 5, 2017 - 2:54pm

A long-running tribute to veterans has a new home near Saskatoon.

The Canada Remembers Armed Forces Day Salute to Heroes will go ahead at 17 Wing Detachment Dundurn over...

Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces attend a business boot camp at the University of Regina on Aug. 25, 2016.

University of Regina hosts business boot camp for Canadian Forces veterans

By Michael Joel-Hansen August 26, 2016 - 7:54am Updated: August 26, 2016 - 8:50am

Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces are going back to boot camp—this time looking to find success in civilian life.

The University of Regina business school is hosting...

A shot from the 84th Saskatoon Remembrance Day Ceremony on Nov. 11, 2015.

Feds estimate 2,250 Canadian Vets depend on homeless shelters

By Brent Bosker January 7, 2016 - 8:22am Updated: January 7, 2016 - 4:28pm

For what's believed to be the first time, the federal government has estimated how many of Canada's homeless are former soldiers — but the department that compiled the report...

Veteran's Affairs minister Kent Hehr.

Saskatoon veteran's office expected to reopen in 2016

By Bryn Levy December 3, 2015 - 5:22pm Updated: December 4, 2015 - 7:09am

Veteran's Affairs minister Kent Hehr has repeated the Liberal promise to re-open nine veteran's affairs offices within a year in interviews and speeches this week.   Saskatoon...

A Remembrance Day ceremony is held at the cenotaph in Victoria Park

Reginans pay their respects during Remembrance Day service

By Kevin Martel November 11, 2015 - 4:08pm Updated: November 11, 2015 - 4:15pm

Whether veterans themselves, family members of veterans or just those who wanted to show respect to  our men and women in uniform, people in Regina showed up by the hundreds to...

84th Saskatoon Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Saskatoon honours veterans at annual ceremony

By Lasia Kretzel November 11, 2015 - 2:47pm Updated: November 11, 2015 - 2:47pm

With the trumpet player's final notes of the last post trumpet, a solemn, two-minute silence fell over a crowd at the 84th Saskatoon Remembrance Day service at SaskTel Centre...

Remembrance Day poppies

Regina youth reflect on Remembrance Day

By Lisa Schick November 11, 2015 - 9:10am Updated: November 11, 2015 - 9:15am

In many cases the people you see leading Remembrance Day ceremonies are older - they're the ones who lived through the big wars.   But there are some teens who take steps to...

Reg Harrison flips through photos from his war years at his home in Saskatoon

93-year-old war veteran shares incredible stories of survival

By Bre McAdam November 10, 2015 - 7:43pm Updated: November 12, 2015 - 12:57pm

Pushing the sleeve of his shirt up, Reg Harrison reveals a scar on his arm. It's a phosphorous burn from the time a 500 pound bomb exploded while the plane he was piloting was...

James 'Doc' Beaulieu and Shelley Sadoway on the poppy campaign in Stonebridge on Oct. 31, 2015.

Sask. Veteran: Every poppy reminds us what we did wasn't a waste of time

By François Biber October 31, 2015 - 1:41pm Updated: October 31, 2015 - 1:41pm

While kids and parents prep for a big candy score on Halloween, a pair of veterans from the Third Canadian Army Veteran’s (CAV) Motorcycle unit in Saskatoon were spreading a...

Diane Robson,  chair of the poppy committee

Poppy Prep: Nutana Legion organizes 200,000 poppies leading up to campaign

By Bre McAdam October 26, 2015 - 6:24pm Updated: October 26, 2015 - 8:41pm

A group of ladies bustles around a small basement office in the Nutana Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, surrounded by boxes of poppies and wreaths.

It's called the...

File photo of Justin Trudeau.

Saskatoon veteran questions Trudeau’s pledge to bring back lifelong pensions

By François Biber August 25, 2015 - 7:04am Updated: August 25, 2015 - 7:04am

In Saskatoon earlier this month, Justin Trudeau pledged half a billion dollars for First Nations education. This week in Belleville Ont., Trudeau turned his attention to...