Skirmish at Duck Lake

An item from the Legion Magazine.


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Skirmish at Duck Lake

Skirmish at Duck Lake

Story by Sharon Adams

The Northwest Rebellion, or Northwest Resistance, depending on which side of history you are on, began on March 26, 1885, in Saskatchewan near the junction of two trails, one of which led to Batoche and the other to Fort Carlton. On March 26, a force of about 100 North West Mounted Police and armed citizens commanded by Superintendent Leif Crozier came up the trail to Duck Lake. They were met by Gabriel Dumont and his men. Words were exchanged; a scuffle broke out between a Mountie interpreter and a Cree emissary.

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Front Lines
U.S. army research gives new meaning to G.I. ‘Joe’

U.S. army research gives new meaning to G.I. ‘Joe’

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Ah, caffeine. That little pause that refreshes. But if you’re in the military, that cuppa joe or caffeine-laced energy drink can literally be a lifesaver. That’s why scientists in the United States military have spent 10 years researching the benefits of caffeine. They’ve come up with a mobile application called 2B-Alert, which can recommend how much of the popular stimulant to consume and when to consume it to optimize its effects.

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This week in history
This week in history

March 23, 1965

Fifteen RCAF aviators are killed when their Argus patrol plane goes
down in a night exercise off Puerto Rico.

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