World War II

Bill Stevens is proud of his military service in the Canadian Scottish Regiment. (Annie Gallant Photo)

Bill Stevens going strong at 98

The Quesnel resident survived a truck explosion while serving in Holland during WWII

  • Nov 6, 2020

 

Dave Beaumont (foreground) and Jim Spencer salute after laying a wreath on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 Sept. 15 at the Quesnel Cenotaph in a small service to mark Battle of Britain Day. Doug Carey, standing at the side, presided over the ceremony. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

The legacy of the Battle of Britain

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 marked Battle of Britain Day with a small service Sept. 15

  • Sep 23, 2020

 

Sept. 15 is known as Battle of Britain Day throughout the Commonwealth. This year marks the 90th anniversary, and owing to the Coronavirus concerns, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 will hold a small service at the Quesnel Cenotaph. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Quesnel Legion to honour Battle of Britain Day

A small service at the Quesnel Cenotaph is planned for Sept. 15

  • Sep 6, 2020

 

Correlieu Secondary School students planted tulip bulbs in front of the school this fall as part of the “Celebrating Liberation with a Promise” education program, which saw students plant the bulbs while learning about the efforts of the Canadian Army to liberate the Netherlands in World War II. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Remembrance blooms at Correlieu Secondary School

Quesnel students planted red tulips to commemorate Dutch liberation in WWII by Canadian Forces

Correlieu Secondary School students planted tulip bulbs in front of the school this fall as part of the “Celebrating Liberation with a Promise” education program, which saw students plant the bulbs while learning about the efforts of the Canadian Army to liberate the Netherlands in World War II. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Henry Martens has often told the story of the time he unwisely extracted a bear cub from a Jasper park den while the animal’s mother looked on. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

Henry Martens has often told the story of the time he unwisely extracted a bear cub from a Jasper park den while the animal’s mother looked on. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News