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My Dad’s Best Christmas: 1945

By Elinor Florence A few years before he died, I asked my father, Douglas Florence of Invermere, what was the best Christmas he could remember….

Four lost Rovers from Cranbrook

By Elinor Florence A group of young men from Cranbrook, members of the Rover branch of the Boy Scouts Association, built cabins deep in the…

D-Day: The unhappiest man on the beach

By Elinor Florence Seventy-one years ago today, Arthur Bradford’s Spitfire was shot down over Normandy, and he parachuted into the sea where he was promptly…