Brother in Arms

Editor: Many of us remember the time when we, in uniform, were treated as "second class citizens."


Many of us remember the time when we, in uniform, were treated as “second class citizens.” There was a time in the early 60s when McLean’s magazine rated military people second to last in terms of respect … farmers were last and dentists first.

Once our people started dying in foreign countries, we gained respect, had highways named ‘Highway of heroes’ and ‘Veterans highway’ etc. How times changed.

On this upcoming Remembrance Day and on all of them – Happy Brother’s Day.

I am proud to have served with each of you at one time or another.

You may have served in combat or in non-combat. You have retired out or you may have served for a short time.

You may have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force but you served. You did your job honourably and for that I am proud to call you brother. You may have served during Korea, WWII, UN duties or Afghanistan, Damascus, Cairo, Cyprus, etc but you served, you did not run.

You have a discharge certificate with those words “Honourably Discharged” two of the most noble words in the world.

Again I am proud to know each and every one of you.

Today is Band of Brothers Day, send this to all your brothers, fathers, sons and fellow veterans you know. Happy Brothers Day.

To the cool men that have touched my life: Here’s to you. I was never a hero but I am thankful and a real brother walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you.

Roger Stevens,



Just Posted

Three drivers found impaired, most sober during holidays, RCMP says

Three drivers in the Burns Lake area were caught drunk driving during… Continue reading

Telkwa mayor hopes to draw new business to the north

The mayor of Telkwa is looking to draw new opportunities to the… Continue reading

CNC earmarks $100,000 towards 94 student entrance awards

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) is dedicating $100,000 towards 94 student… Continue reading

Granisle Emergency Social Services team

(L-R) Kathy Bedard, Morris Michayluk, Jessie Zhu, Bryce Hunsaker and Wendy Curtis.… Continue reading

Campaign aims to inform, dispel stimga around dementia

Across Burns Lake during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, brave and passionate voices are… Continue reading

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Arrest made in case of incapacitated woman who gave birth

A 36-year-old nurse has been arrested and charged with sexual assault

B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide

Despite what seems like a demotion, B.C. Dairy Association insists its inclusion is still integral

$20K pay gap between women, men in Canadian tech jobs

The report defines tech workers as people either producing or making extensive use of technology, regardless of industry

Catholic student says he didn’t disrespect Native American

Many saw the white teenagers, who had travelled to Washington for an anti-abortion rally, appearing to mock the Native Americans

Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

M’s legend Edgar Martinez, Rivera, Mussina also make the grade

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Most Read