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‘We are the victims’; Joe Grozelle’s father says he’s still seeking answers years after his son’s death… more…

http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=744366&auth=ERICA+BAJER

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Patricia Howes, Outstanding Head Coach – RMC Fencing Program

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September Coach of the Month

There are those that watch things happen and those who make things happen. Patricia Howes, Head Coach of the RMC Varsity Fencing Program is with no doubt, someone who makes things happen. After moving to a small town where the closest fencing club was two hours away, Patricia and her husband decided to start their own club and to date, have opened clubs in Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Ontario. With very little coaching experience under her belt, Patricia enrolled in NCCP courses and graduated from the NCI program in 2002. more…

http://www.coachesontario.ca/content/view/306/1/

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The Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) would like to draw your attention to recent developments related to the mission in Afghanistan , including: debate over Canadian policy; developments on the ground in that country; the volatile situation in Pakistan ; and the prospects of NATO and our allies.

Canadian policy

Alan Freeman. “Manley’s panel will visit Afghanistan , but plans no public hearings on mission.” Globe and Mail, 20 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071020.AFGHAN20/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Gar Pardy. “A doomed mission.” Ottawa Citizen, 20 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=e8f7bfd3-2a06-4f8d-958c-9e69fb865933

Slinger. “PM’s latest spin plan bit of a coup.” Toronto Star, 18 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.thestar.com/News/article/268100

Editorial. “How to help Afghanistan .” Ottawa Citizen, 22 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/views/story.html?id=74cd4e80-5b95-4647-906c-7d438b49ef71&k=17762

Interview. ” Canada making an impact in Afghanistan : UN envoy.” CTV, 19 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071019/afghanistan_canada_071019/20071019?hub=Canada

Pierre Martin. ” Battle on the home front: Changing public opinion.” Toronto Star, 18 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.thestar.com/News/Ideas/article/267955

Dene Moore . “Soldiers agree Afghanistan needs Canada past 2009, debate what mission can do.” Canadian Press, 21 October 2007. Available online at: http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/10/21/pf-4594085.html

Dene Moore . ” Canada in Afghanistan long term, says general.” Chronicle Herald, 21 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/World/967376.html

Margaret Wente. “The twisted road to Kandahar .” Globe and Mail, 19 October 2007. Available online at: http://ago.mobile.globeandmail.com/generated/archive/RTGAM/html/20071019/cowent20.html

Scott Taylor. “Credit-takers mute when it comes to Afghanistan .” Chronicle Herald, 22 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/Columnists/973838.html

On the ground in Afghanistan

James Gordon Meek. “Remember the Name of This U.S. Enemy: Haqqani.” Counterterrorism Blog, October 2007. Available online at: http://counterterrorismblog.org/2007/10/remember_the_name_of_this_us_e.php

David Rohde. “Overhaul of Afghan police is new priority.” International Herald Tribune, 18 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/18/asia/18afghan.php

Matthew Fisher. “Canadian generals’ visit in support of Afghan police.” CanWest News Service, 21 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=e890d636-ac5f-470a-a1ed-362c6c5759fa

Omar El Akkad. “A turn from artillery to construction in Kandahar .” Globe and Mail, 23 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071023.wafghan23/BNStory/Afghanistan/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071023.wafghan23

Pakistan

Syed Saleem Shahzad. ” Pakistan plans all-out war on militants.” Asia Times Online, 19 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IJ19Df01.html

Ron Moreau. “Where the Jihad Lives Now.” Newsweek, 20 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.newsweek.com/id/57485

Editorial. “Is The US Losing Afghanistan ?” Investors Business Daily, 5 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=276477445878865

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross. “While Pakistan Burns.” The Weekly Standard, 29 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/253vpget.asp

Edtiorial. “Fragile Hope for Pakistan .” Ottawa Citizen, 23 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/views/story.html?id=352c3c92-5bdb-4ced-8e94-29ececec59a5&k=1250

Syed Saleem Shahzad. “US forced into ‘Plan B’ for Pakistan .” Asia Times, 24 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IJ24Df01.html

NATO

Mitch Potter. “NATO to battle Taliban on YouTube.” Toronto Star, 21 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.thestar.com/News/article/268897

Olivia Ward. “Afghan coalition an unequal burden.” Toronto Star, 22 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/269044

Jeffrey Simpson. “Why Germany won’t be replacing Canada in Afghanistan .” Globe and Mail, 23 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.rbcinvest.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/PEstory/LAC/20071023/COSIMP23/Columnists/columnists/columnistsNational/3/3/6/

Robert Burns. “Gates Prods NATO States on Deployment to Afghanistan .” Associated Press, 22 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/22/AR2007102202371.html

Gordon Lubold. “US Prods NATO over Afghan Security.” Christian Science Monitor, 23 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1023/p02s01-usmi.htm

James Neuger. “NATO to Lease 20 Helicopters to Fill Afghan Shortfall.” Bloomberg, 22 October 2007. Available online at: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=email_en&refer=canada&sid=aXzsL4bqA9Fg

The CDA strives to keep its readers informed of various opinions in the debates surrounding the mission in Afghanistan . It hopes to maintain a balanced debate so that readers are able to form an informed opinion on the subject.