Following consultation, no changes to veterans’ licence plate eligibility

October 10, 2018 – Following a six-week public engagement process with feedback from nearly 4,400 citizens, government will not expand the eligibility for B.C.’s Veterans’ License Plate (VLP) program to include police officers. Since 2004, B.C.’s military veterans have been eligible to apply for a special VLP in honor and recognition of their service. Earlier this year, the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Veterans’ Association and others had requested that government and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) consider allowing police officers —…

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Maryland Fleet Week Celebration Wraps Up

October 9, 2018 – The departure of U.S., Canadian and British ships from North Locust Point and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor marked the end of Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, Oct. 9. Maryland’s second iteration of this weeklong maritime celebration included public tours of the ships, an air show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team, a Fleet Week festival in the Inner Harbor, a 5k run, as well as various educational and community-oriented events. “Having the U.S. Navy, the Canadian Navy, the British Navy and the…

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National Gallery of Canada commemorates centennial of the end of World War I with a special exhibition on Halifax

October 10, 2018 – The paintings Halifax, the largest and most ambitious work executed by British artist Harold Gilman, and Winter Camouflage, by Group of Seven co-founder Arthur Lismer, are at the heart of the new exhibition Masterpiece in Focus: Halifax Harbour 1918. The show, which marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, is presented at the National Gallery of Canada from October 12, 2018 to March 17, 2019. It is organized in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In 1918 the Canadian…

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