Archive for the 'Media' Category

Fifteen Days

A new book Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army is available for pre-order from Amazon. Don Cherry read the book and said, “Sandstorms, killer heat, sneak suicide attacks, rotten food, bites from five-foot snakes, death of buddies, can’t tell the enemy from friends – a tough […]

Call for PPCLI/2 Cdo troops

I just received an email from Troy MacInnis requesting help on a project. I will just copy the whole email below… It’s Troy MacInnis here, seeing if the Patricia’s can help an “old Pat” out. It’s not money or anything like that, but because you guys are the ultimate resource for my project, I would […]

Article on the Airborne in Afghanistan

This is old news, but I enjoyed reading it. CNews published an article entitled Canada’s disbanded airborne regiment alive and well about the ex-Airborne in Afghanistan. Its nice to see that we still get some respect in Canada and in the media.

Media Biases

I woke up this morning to the news on the radio. Leading off was a video tape of RCMP officers making racist remarks. This was followed by the ongoing story of corruption in the Toronto police drug squad. Seventeen members had been under investigation for numerous crimes including assault, perjury, drug trafficking, extortion, etc. In […]

The Nightmare Drug

For those of you who missed it last night, CBC is re-running the Fifth Estate episode The Nightmare Drug on the effects of Mefloquine, tha anti-malaria drug that we took in Somalia and Rwanda. I appear in this episode and they talk about the Airborne Regiment. This is the same episode that was first run […]

Fall Out

The excellent CBC documentary Fall Out will be airing on CBC Newsworld on Tuesday July 8 at 10pm ET and 10pm PT. It will repeat on Saturday July 12 at 10pm ET and 7pm PT. Of the documentaries on the Airborne that came out recently, I thought that this was the best one. It is […]

Today, Leon Benoit, the Alliance Defence Critic is starting a campaign to bring back the Airborne Regiment and we need your help. You can help to bring back the Airborne Regiment by downloading this petition (click here and save), printing it out, then collecting at least 25 signatures. Once the petition is complete, mail it […]

CBC Newsworld Docfest

For anyone in Edmonton who missed the recent airing of CBC Newsworld’s Rough Cut’s Fall Out episode, they will doing a public airing and Q&A with Mike Smith afterwards from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 22 at the Stanley A. Milner Library theatre, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square. Admission is free on a first-come, […]

Fall Out

I just finished watching Fall Out! on CBC Newsworld and wanted to thank Mike Smith for what he has done. I have tried several times to tell our story by working with the media but have never been really happy with the spin that they have given it. Hours of interviews can be combed through […]

CBC News World : Rough Cuts

I just got an email about a show called Rough Cuts on CBS Newsworld. They will be showing an episode called Fall Out! on Tue, Feb 11 at 10pm ET (10pm PT) and repeating on Sat, Feb 15 at 10pm ET (7pm PT). “Fall Out!” documents the events that led to the Airborne’s demise, seeking […]