Hand-painted WWII bottle looking for a new home in Edmonton

A hand-painted bottle by an Edmonton artist has made its way from Holland to Canada. The bottle is believed to have been painted during the Liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War by M. Hrudey from the Royal…

Calgary D-Day veteran shares her story of keeping ‘the biggest secret ever’

For June Stewart Burgoyne, the D-Day ceremony on Saturday at the Centennial Calgary Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion brought back memories of secrecy and sacrifice. In 1944, she was 18 years old and a member of the Women’s Royal…

Alberta cadets to participate in 75th anniversary of D-Day

The 341 Mundare Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will be participating in the 75th anniversary ceremony for D-Day. All 14 cadets embarked on their adventure Thursday afternoon, ready to represent their country. On June 6, they will take part in…

Roy Green: Another Trudeau town hall accomplishing what?

As an exercise in useful dialogue, policy explanation, addressing real needs and expressed frustration and anger over a Western Canadian oil industry in Ottawa-engineered distress, Thursday night’s latest incarnation of a Justin Trudeau town hall chat at the University of…

Rare WWII Hawker Hurricane plane restoration almost complete

Passion isn’t something often captured in words. Sometimes you can see it — sometimes you can’t. But you can always feel it. Feel it in yourself, or feel it in someone else. Inside a hangar in Wetaskiwin, Alta., passion is everywhere.…

‘I’ve seen things that humans shouldn’t see’: 99-year-old Calgary veteran shares WWII memories flying over Europe

Jack Hilton is well aware he has beat the odds. As a Typhoon fighter pilot, Hilton did more than 100 operations flights across Europe during the Second World War, including D-Day. “In 28 days, I flew 28 times and 28…