Thursday, November 8, 2012

RCI Cybermagazine

Interviews and reports | Read the news | Weather | News | Multimedia
Episode date 7 November 2012
Interviews and reports
Veteran's week Nov 5-11: Remembering the battle for Sicily
(DND/Library and Archives Canada/PA-151748)
At the time it was the biggest seaborne invasion force in history, requiring incredible coordination and logistics planning, and all in secret. 
Over 2,500 ships, leaving from three different and distant locations, along with tens of thousands of Allied soldiers and airmen were involved.

Some 25-thousand Canadians took part in some of the heaviest fighting during the month-lylong battle for the island. They later continued throughout the subsequent bitterly contested battle for Italy.  In spite of this, the Sicilian campaign, and the critical Canadian participation, is generally little remembered.

The invasion-which began on July 9-10, 1943, was known as Operation Husky and continued until mid-August. Now, a Canadian businessman wants to commemorate that vital Canadian participation with an organized return to Sicily in the summer of 2013. 

Steve Gregory, is the president and CEO of Isaix, a management systems consultancy company.  He has invited Veterans, currently serving Canadian forces members, officials, and interested Canadian citizens to take part as the tour revisits important battle sites, war cemetaries, and re-enact a famous concert in 1943 when the CBC broadcast the Pipes and Drums of Canada’s Seaforth Highlanders from the piazza in Agira.

RCI’s Marc Montgomery spoke to Steve Gregory, organizer of Op Husky 2013,
Canadian reaction to the the election of President Obama
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Canadians and the Canadian media followed the election results in the United States closely Tuesday night, November 6. And as soon as the election of President Barack Obama was confirmed, politicians and others shared their views.

The two countries are each other's biggest trading partners, as well as sharing the world's longest border.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has this report.
The Hockey Nomad Revisited
Photo CP/Chris Young
The Hockey Nomad Revisited
Read the news
Federation of Municipalities launches Great Canadian Infrastructure Challenge
A federation representing municipalities across Canada has launched "The Great Canadian Infrastructure Challenge" The challenge starts with this question "When was the last time you talked about municipal infrastructure with your family, friends or colleagues at work? You m[...]
Black Friday coming to Canada
Courtesy of Cadillac Fairview
One of CanadaĂ¢€™s largest shopping mall operators, is taking on the American Black Friday tradition. Cadillac Fairview will open the doors at its 9 locations in Ontario at 6 or 7 am on Friday November 22nd, in an effort to keep Canadian consumers and their dollars, at home. [...]
Veteran's Week Nov 5-11: Fewer thefts of poppy tin money
(CBC)
Each year during VeteranĂ¢€™s week, leading up to Remembrance Day of November 11, the Royal Canadian Legion collects donations to support veterans. [...]
Read the blog
RCI - Facebook
RCI - Twitter
RCI