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North West Mounted Police in the late 1800’s

  North West Mounted Police in the late 1800’s Dear Members, Recently our newly-formed Office of Public Engagement was involved in some discussions regarding a project they are currently embarked upon. Gibson Glavin of that office mentioned that he had been interviewed at one time regarding the role of the Force in Canada from its […]

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Attendance Allowance Benefits Denial by VAC

  A Letter From The President   Greetings folks. Your Division Advocates will be receiving an important message from our National Advocate, Mike Duffy detailing important information related to our Attendance Allowance benefits. When I circulated the original message to Mike and others, including the RCMP Liaison to Veterans Affairs I included concerns that many […]

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Between Blade & Bullet

Tim Short is a member of the RCMP Veterans’ Association, Vancouver Division.  Tim’s wife, Margaret Franz, has just published a book “Between Blade & Bullet”.  It refers to the “41-hour Hostage Taking” at BC Pen in 1975. Mary Steinhauser, the only one killed that day, was Margaret Franz’s sister.   Mary Steinhauser is the only peace […]

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Gone But Not Forgotten

  When a RCMP Veteran passes away, their old colleagues pause for a moment to reflect on the good times they had and the memories they created. Despite the times that the deceased member was serving their communities and away from their families, the Veteran’s family members are extremely proud of the contributions made by […]

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Vancouver Division – April 2021 Newsletter

  RCMP Veterans’ Association Vancouver Division – April 2021 Newsletter   Click here to read the April 2021 RCMP Vets Newsletter   Click here to read the VAC Application Guide for Disabilities Claims   Click here to read the VAC Application Guide for PTSD Other Mental Issues      

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The New Reality – Aired April 17th, 2021

  The New Reality – Aired April 17th, 2021 Dear Members Recently circulated to you was an interview of retired Supt. Garry Clement regarding the current status of the Force. The Chief of our Public Engagement office, Steve Mills has written a review of the contents of the video which has been sent to Global […]

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Photos From the Past

Photos From the Past Recently I have been helping out the daughter of a former member of the RCMP. She sent me a colourized photo of her father receiving his Long Service Medal at Fairmont Barracks. The photo was probably taken around 1952. In the background are the stables of Fairmont Barracks. The member is […]

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Nominations for the Veterans Ombud Commendation

Veterans Ombud Commendation It’s that time of year again! The nomination period is officially open for the Veterans Ombud Commendation. This is a fantastic opportunity to recognize and honour the efforts of individuals and groups across Canada who truly make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families. Their passion, dedication and selfless […]

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Job Opportunity – B.C. Legislature

Sergeant-at-Arms (Director of Security) Dear Members, The following opportunity has been provided by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for your information and potential action. “Position Summary Employees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (Assembly) provide professional non-partisan services to support the democratic institution of Parliament and its members through procedural advice, administrative support […]

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Budget 2021 – Veterans Affairs

  Budget 2021 – Veterans Affairs The following has been received from: “Sarah Cozzi Director of Policy | Directrice exécutive des politiques Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Cabinet du ministre des Anciens Combattants et ministre associé de la Défense nationale Sarah.Cozzi@veterans.gc.ca Earlier this week Minister Freeland tabled […]

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VAC Application Guide

      VAC Application Guide Dear Members, After receiving so many messages relating to injuries and VAC submissions over the past few days, I believe I should provide all of you with some documents that might assist in making claims to VAC. Your Division Advocates are there to help you with your submissions, including […]

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March Message – Nova Scotia Division President

Dear Members: Please find attached the March message from the President of the Nova Scotia Division. Your Communications Team Message – President, Nova Scotia Division   Copyright © 2021 RCMP VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION All rights reserved We are glad you are enjoying the information from the Association Our mailing address is: RCMP VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION P.O. Box […]

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Surrey Detachment 70th Anniversary

Surrey Detachment 70th Anniversary In 2021, the Surrey RCMP will mark 70 years of service to the City of Surrey. In order to honour this important milestone, Surrey Detachment is reaching out to veterans who served at Surrey to work on a special commemorative project. We would like to put together a collection of photos […]

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Why the RCMP is in crisis: policing expert

  Why the RCMP is in crisis: policing expert Dear Members, Retired Supt. Garry Clement appeared in an interview with Dawna Friesen on Global News on April 17th to discuss the events at Portapique. He did offer some rather sharp remarks about the state of the Force presently. It is felt that his observations will be […]

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Amber Alert during Portapique Shooting

  Amber Alert during Portapique Mass Shooting Dear Members of the Association, In the year following the tragic events that unfolded at Portapique, N.S. there have been extensive discussions on the use of the Amber Alert system by the Force. In a recent television interview with Global news the Association’s Chief of Public Engagement, Steve […]

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