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Vet recalls days with Scottish Regiment in foreign service

Henry Walls remembers one of his closest brushes with death in 1956, serving with the Royal Scots in the ordnance corps in Hong Kong. One soldier stood at the end of a line making notes based on what bomb experts were saying. Suddenly there was an explosion and two soldiers were blown up.

“I served in East Africa … Bahrain, Kuwait in the ’60s … Hong Kong, Brunei and Singapore,” Walls said. “I’ve done 22 years.”

Youth Olympians bring home bronze from Singapore

Canada continued to make a name for itself this summer, this time at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore. The Games are for athletes aged 14 to 18, and saw over 3,000 athletes competing in the program that is also set for the 2012 London Games.