Remembrance Day News

People placed poppies around the wreaths at the base of the cenotaph in Victoria Park on Nov. 11, 2016.

Regina honours war veterans with Remembrance Day ceremonies

By Brant Hilton November 11, 2016 - 5:39pm Updated: November 11, 2016 - 5:39pm

Thousands of people stood as the clock struck 11, the last post began to play and then silence. Everyone thinking of and remembering the men and women who serve our country,...

Wray Morrison: The real battle

By Wray Morrison November 11, 2016 - 10:00am Updated: November 11, 2016 - 10:15am

There are many things that I love about sports. One is when teams and leagues take time to honour the women and men of the military on both sides of the US-Canadian border. Fly...

Darrell Davis: Remembering Hick Abbott

By Darrell Davis November 11, 2016 - 6:25am Updated: November 11, 2016 - 6:25am

On Remembrance Day, it's worth noting that Canadian junior hockey players have long chased trophies honouring Canada's soldiers.

The Memorial Cup goes to the country's...

Jamie Nye: Lest We Forget goes beyond Nov. 11th

By Jamie Nye November 11, 2016 - 6:09am Updated: November 11, 2016 - 6:09am

On Nov. 11th we remember and honour those who fought or are fighting for our freedoms and our country.

But there are so many opportunities we should be taking all year...

Jim Wasnik was just 19-years-old when he signed up for what he was told was a peacekeeping mission in Korea.

‘Death all over:' Veteran recalls horrors of war on Remembrance Day

By Sarah Mills November 11, 2016 - 5:43am Updated: November 11, 2016 - 5:43am

From Passchendaele to Vimy Ridge, the fields of Korea to the sands of Kandahar, Canadians have played a role.

Although their sacrifice should be remembered throughout...

The annual Service of Remembrance, held on Nov. 9 at the legislature, paid tribute to those who served in Afghanistan.

Sask. Afghanistan Poppy Memorial remembers Canadians soldiers who died in Afghanistan

By Sarah Mills November 10, 2016 - 8:20am Updated: November 10, 2016 - 8:20am

The Last Post rang out and all eyes turned to the Afghanistan Poppy Memorial, lit by the rays of the sun shining through the copper dome.

Created from the wreck of a...

Janet Bennett, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Legion 362 in Saskatoon, stands at a table decorated for veterans ahead of Remembrance Day on Nov. 8, 2016.

'We need to make changes:' Saskatoon legions adapting to stay open for veterans

By Daniella Ponticelli November 9, 2016 - 2:38pm Updated: November 9, 2016 - 2:45pm

As the future of legions across Canada remains uncertain, one branch in Saskatoon is adapting for survival.

Nutana Legion, tucked away on Louise Street, shares the...

Darrell Davis: Eskimos honour Remembrance Day

By Darrell Davis November 9, 2016 - 7:49am Updated: November 9, 2016 - 7:49am

The Edmonton Eskimos are often a pretentious organization, emboldened enough that they initially balked at wearing in-game microphones as mandated by the CFL.

But on...

This ad was posted on Gabbo's social media Monday Nov. 7, 2016, before being taken down.

'Lest we forget:' Regina nightclub causes stir over Remembrance Day tequila promo

By Lauren Golosky November 8, 2016 - 9:59am Updated: November 8, 2016 - 2:57pm

A Regina nightclub faced backlash online after posting an ad promoting “2 for 1” tequila Thursday night – the night before Remembrance Day.

Gabbo's ad, which featured a...

Saskatchewan's Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield receiving the first poppy of 2016.

First poppy of 2016 presented to Saskatchewan's Lieutenant Governor

By Sarah Mills October 26, 2016 - 6:20pm Updated: October 26, 2016 - 6:20pm

Saskatchewan's Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield received the first poppy of 2016.

In a symbolic gesture every year, the first poppy is pinned to the lapel of...

A Remembrance Day ceremony is held at the cenotaph in Victoria Park

Reginans pay their respects during Remembrance Day service

By Kevin Martel November 11, 2015 - 4:03pm Updated: November 12, 2015 - 6:17am

Whether veterans themselves, family members of veterans or just those who wanted to show respect to  our men and women in uniform, people in Regina showed up by the hundreds to...

84th Saskatoon Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Saskatoon honours veterans at annual ceremony

By Lasia Kretzel November 11, 2015 - 2:47pm Updated: November 11, 2015 - 3:00pm

With the trumpet player's final notes of the last post trumpet, a solemn, two-minute silence fell over a crowd at the 84th Saskatoon Remembrance Day service at SaskTel Centre...