Saskatchewan Veterans News

According to a provincial officer with the Royal Canadian Legion, Veterans make up as much as 10 per cent of Saskatchewan's homeless population.

Legion helping homeless Sask. veterans with donations

By Erin McNutt January 31, 2017 - 5:11pm Updated: January 31, 2017 - 5:15pm

After serving their country, some veterans in Saskatchewan are finding themselves homeless.

Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Service Officer Russ Marion spoke on the...

Raymond Jacob with Peacekeepers giving out poppies at Market Mall on Oct. 28, 2016.

Poppy campaign launched in Saskatoon

By JT Marshall October 29, 2016 - 11:24am Updated: October 29, 2016 - 11:30am

Rows and rows and rows of poppies were displayed at the launch of the campaign on Friday morning.

"You're helping Veterans that served in the wars by supporting the...

Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr (right) meets Canadian peacekeeping veteran Dave Robinson at an event in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon's veterans affairs office set to reopen in November

By Bryn Levy August 10, 2016 - 3:40pm Updated: August 10, 2016 - 3:45pm

Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr said once opened, the office will have seven staff to serve about 2900 people.   Hehr said the federal government is committed to hiring as...

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...

Cenotaph at Victoria Park

Regina mayor supports idea of adding Afghan war to cenotaph

By 980 CJME November 11, 2015 - 9:32am Updated: November 11, 2015 - 9:32am

Cenotaphs in some cities across Canada now include the Afghanistan war, but that hasn’t happened in Regina yet.

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said there have been no...

Remembrance Day poppies

Regina youth reflect on Remembrance Day

By Lisa Schick November 11, 2015 - 9:10am Updated: November 11, 2015 - 9:10am

In many cases the people you see leading Remembrance Day ceremonies are older - they're the ones who lived through the big wars.   But there are some teens who take steps to...

Reg Harrison flips through photos from his war years at his home in Saskatoon

93-year-old war veteran shares incredible stories of survival

By Bre McAdam November 10, 2015 - 7:43pm Updated: November 10, 2015 - 7:45pm

Pushing the sleeve of his shirt up, Reg Harrison reveals a scar on his arm. It's a phosphorous burn from the time a 500 pound bomb exploded while the plane he was piloting was...

The Remembrance Day ceremony at SaskTel Centre in 2014.

SaskTel Centre ready to host Remembrance Day event

By Bryn Levy November 10, 2015 - 2:04pm Updated: November 10, 2015 - 2:15pm

The SaskTel Centre will host a Remembrance Day ceremony and parade on Wednesday.

Over its history, the annual event has become a mainstay of Remembrance Day activities...

Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park 2011.

Regina D-Day veteran reflects on Remembrance Day

By Adriana Christianson November 9, 2015 - 6:11pm Updated: November 10, 2015 - 7:53am

Harold Hague is one of Regina's last-surviving veterans of D-Day, and each year on Remembrance Day, he thinks of his friends.

“I am a very lucky person. I appreciate...

Robert Mason has written a weekly column in the Biggar Independent newspaper for the past 27 years.

'That's the history of me' Sask. veteran shares life stories, lessons in weekly column

By Lasia Kretzel November 9, 2015 - 6:39am Updated: November 9, 2015 - 10:48am

When you talk to Robert Mason on the phone, you have to turn the microphone volume to 11.

The 97-year-old's hearing may have dulled, but his memory is as sharp as a...

Sask. vet reflects on how he snuck his way into the Second World War

By François Biber November 6, 2015 - 8:14pm Updated: November 6, 2015 - 8:15pm

Call it luck or being in the right place at the right time, but a Saskatchewan veteran admits he had to be crafty to land a posting in the Canadian army to fight in the Second...