Veterans

Dave Mitchell tweeted this photo to remember his grandfather, Douglas Mitchell, who was part of the Canadian Forces that liberated the Netherlands during the Second World War. Photos of tulips are appearing online in celebration of Liberation Day in the Netherlands on May 5. (Twitter/Dave Mitchell)

Canadians mark 75th anniversary of Netherlands liberation with online tulips

Internet inundated with photos of tulips posted with #Netherlands75 and #TulipsAtHome

Dave Mitchell tweeted this photo to remember his grandfather, Douglas Mitchell, who was part of the Canadian Forces that liberated the Netherlands during the Second World War. Photos of tulips are appearing online in celebration of Liberation Day in the Netherlands on May 5. (Twitter/Dave Mitchell)
A man in Okanagan Falls has had his picture removed from the wall of the Royal Canadian Legion and banned from marching alongside them at Remembrance Day for allegedly pretending to be a veteran. (Jeff McIntosh - Canadian Press)

Alleged veteran impersonator removed from Okanagan Legion Wall of Honour

The man had appeared at events including Remembrance Day in 2019.

  • Jan 29, 2020
A man in Okanagan Falls has had his picture removed from the wall of the Royal Canadian Legion and banned from marching alongside them at Remembrance Day for allegedly pretending to be a veteran. (Jeff McIntosh - Canadian Press)
Vernon resident Heather Neill found this Memorial Cross medal in a discarded jewelry box near her home years ago. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Okanagan couple hopes to return lost Memorial Cross to veteran’s family

Heather and Brian Neill found the medal honouring a WWII flying officer in a discarded jewelry box

Vernon resident Heather Neill found this Memorial Cross medal in a discarded jewelry box near her home years ago. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Waldie is a certified service dog. He helps Don Watson go out in public after Watson was diagnosed with PTSD. (File contributed/ Don Watson)

Victoria veteran begs people to please not touch his service dog

Members of the public are often unaware of proper service dog etiquette

Waldie is a certified service dog. He helps Don Watson go out in public after Watson was diagnosed with PTSD. (File contributed/ Don Watson)