World War II

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

 

Bill McRae, 95, holds up a photo of himself from when he was a young soldier training in Calgary, Alta. before his deployment to Juno beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. (Brittany Gervais photo)

‘We were just kids’: WWII veteran recalls Normandy landing

Terrace’s Bill McRae was 18 years old when he enlisted

 

An aerial shot of the clearing at Barrett Fort, on southern Kaien Island, taken in early April 2018. The fort was the largest station to guard the harbour during World War Two. (Submitted)

Port authority clears land surrounding WWII fort

Barrett Fort was the largest built in Prince Rupert during the WWII — and public access is restricted

 

A cairn dedicated to Allan Olsen, the only soldier known to be killed while on duty in Prince Rupert in the Second World War. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

VIDEO: Rangers restore hidden monument to fallen WWII soldier

Only soldier who died in Prince Rupert during World War II remembered

A cairn dedicated to Allan Olsen, the only soldier known to be killed while on duty in Prince Rupert in the Second World War. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)