Category Archives: Military

Report connects the dots between military spending and the climate crisis

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The world’s wealthiest polluting countries spend at least 15 times more on military and arms than climate finance for the world’s most vulnerable countries, a new report revealed in the final week of COP27 negotiations.

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Canada’s military widens doors to attract permanent residents

By Fabian Dawson, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Remembrance Day in the Mbaho household will be extra special this year as the Surrey family salutes the past while heralding a new era for the Canadian Armed Forces.

“We are very honoured and excited,” said Capt. William Mbaho, whose 12-year-old daughter Isabelle, an air cadet, has been selected to lay a wreath to honour Canada’s fallen at the cenotaph in Fort Langley Nov. 11.

“Growing up in Uganda we were never far away from the military and after coming to Canada in 1992 my mind has never been far away from the military. To see Canada now planning to open its doors wider to new immigrants is very rewarding and we get to celebrate it in a very special way this Remembrance Day.”

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Watching the war from Townsite

qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

After work on the evening of Wednesday, February 23, Rostik Artiushenkov and Anna Honcharova relaxed at their Townsite home, deciding what to watch on Netflix.

Soon, both were stuck to their phones, watching Instagrammed images of rockets flying over Kyiv – where Anna went to university. After weeks of posturing, Russia had invaded Ukraine.

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Legions at risk of becoming extinct

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Legions are as intrinsic to small-town life as the local Tim Hortons or Canadian Tire, but they’re at risk of extinction if Ottawa doesn’t offer COVID-19 relief soon, the network’s top brass says.

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More Theft During COVID

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Quadra Island RCMP says four times as many thefts have been reported to police compared to this same time last year.

Cpl. Sean Bulford, Quadra Island RCMP detachment commander, said the overall numbers aren’t high but the rate of the increase is significant.

“Percentage wise, it’s a large increase in a place like this,” said Bulford on Wednesday.

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