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‘A massive orange fireball’: Canadian sniper Jody Mitic describes moment he lost both his legs below the knee

On January 11, 2007, one week after my 30th birthday, our battle group was sent out to do a “soft knock” to flush out Taliban, which meant arriving out of the blue at an Afghan village. 898 more words


Andy Lamey: The principles behind Canada's refugee policy are rooted in psychology

On Thursday, photos of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi shocked the world. The images showed the boy lying in the surf on a Turkish beach near where he and members of his family drowned while trying to escape the civil war in Syria. 611 more words


In pictures: Hundreds of migrants leave Hungary on foot

The refugee crisis in Europe continues, and it has quickly become an election issue here in Canada.

The numbers are staggering: The International Organization for Migration says more than 364,000 migrants have arrived in Europe so far – and over 2,800 have died along the way. 451 more words


Canadian mayors, provinces asking to partner with feds to help Syrian refugees

Many Canadian mayors and provincial officials are ready to help with the Syrian refugee crisis, and they’re asking the federal government to step in and take charge. 391 more words