Reader proud about openly gay military

Hopes friend in military gets back home safely after mission

What a great Pride Week it was in Victoria. Every year I find something more to be proud of.

My very good friend, Kent, an openly gay man who has served with the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 25 years, left in late June (missing Pride) to serve in  Kabul, Afghanistan for one year.

Not that many years ago, a gay man would not be openly serving in the forces. Now they join arms with all shapes and shades of Canadians, helping countries find peace within and with their neighbours.

I know that many in the community, including myself, hold such pride for you and other GLBTs (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual) serving us in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Come back safe…Everyone.

Colin Craig

Saanich

Just Posted

UPDATE: Serious crash sends two to hospital, closes Cook Street in both directions

Police have taped off intersection as investigation continues

Regina Park tent city residents win first round of legal battle

Injunction adjourned for Saanich’s tent city

V2V ferry service to add daily trips from Vancouver to Victoria for fall

New routes will move home base to the mainland, allow guests more time in Victoria

The ride of a lifetime

RCMP officer Rusty Olsen shares experience with Musical Ride

A look at B.C. wildfire smoke from space

NASA provides a timelapse of smoke covering B.C. from space

Child dies in boating incident in Okanagan

A North Vancouver family was boating on Kalamalka Lake in Vernon when the incident occured

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Province calls for federal aid

More fires have burned in B.C. already this year than did in all of 2017

Kayak in Indian Arm waters off B.C.’s Deep Cove and feast on famous doughnuts

About a half hour drive from Vancouver, Deep Cove is a great kayaking spot for locals and tourists

Smokey skies across Vancouver Island expected to last until Wednesday

The province of B.C. has issued a special bulletin for all of Vancouver Island

Child, 4, attacked by cougar near Fernie

The BC Conservation Officer Service said it happened while the family was fishing

Trans Mountain pipeline protesters practise resisting police at Camp Cloud

Last week, a Supreme Court judge granted the City of Burnaby an injunction ordering protesters to remove everything from the site

Gun used in Fredericton killings is legal, man had licence

Police Chief Leanne Fitch said the long gun is commonly available for purchase, and is not a prohibited or restricted weapon

Ontario will sell pot online when legalization comes in the fall

There are further plans to have pot in private retail stores in early 2019

Most Read