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Small blessings: Military marks National Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa

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Small blessings: Military marks Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa

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Small blessings: Military marks National Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa

STORY BY STEPHEN J. THORNE

For years after he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 2004, Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Stevens, an Anishinaabe from Nipissing First Nation in northeastern Ontario, hid his Indigenous roots.

The military was a lumbering organization, far from progressive and slow to change. Being anything other than white was perceived as a potential impediment to progress in the Canadian Forces—and worse.

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The unfortunate fate of convoy HX-49

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The unfortunate fate of convoy HX-49

There is safety in numbers, so the saying goes. That was the thinking that led to the merging of two Second World War convoys headed for Great Britain in June 1940.

The first convoy of 26 ships from Canada and the United States had left Halifax on June 9, accompanied by an armed merchant cruiser and two Royal Canadian Navy destroyers. On June 13, it was joined at sea by a group of 24 vessels from the Caribbean and South America, with two escorts.

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Russian war crimes so numerous investigators had to limit probe’s scope

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Russian war crimes so numerous shocked investigators had to limit probe’s scope

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War’s first casualty: Russian forces target journalists in Ukraine

STORY BY STEPHEN J. THORNE

Ukraine’s culture minister says 32 journalists have been killed since Russian forces invaded the country on Feb. 24, more than half the number who lost their lives while performing their jobs worldwide in 2021.

Culture and Information Policy Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko made the announcement on June 6, Ukraine’s national Journalist’s Day. It came 103 days into the fighting.

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Indigenous pilots lost in the skies of WWI

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A daring aerial rescue at sea

On June 16, 1943, Nazi aircraft downed a British Typhoon in the Strait of Dover, off Cap Gris-Nez in France.

Flight Lieutenant John A. Spence of Guelph, Ont., was sent to the rescue in his Walrus aircraft.

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