Soldiers mark season, mourn latest lo...

Soldiers mark season, mourn latest loss on Christmas Eve in Kandahar

There are 3 comments on the Squamish Chief story from Dec 25, 2009, titled Soldiers mark season, mourn latest loss on Christmas Eve in Kandahar. In it, Squamish Chief reports that:

A soldier dressed as Santa Claus sat among scores of his fellow troops, watching with rapt attention, as a guitarist clad in the shortest of dresses performed at Kandahar Airfield - a defiant show of Christmas spirit in the shadow of wartime tragedy.

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Afghanistan

Toronto, Canada

#1 Dec 25, 2009
National police hunting for a wounded insurgent commander mistakenly ambushed a vehicle carrying a member of the Afghan parliament,

http://www.topix.com/world/north-america/2009...

killing him and his son, provincial officials said Wednesday.

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TD1P865...
Christmas

Toronto, Canada

#2 Dec 25, 2009
Christmas presents give soldiers a taste of home

Trooper Corina Skinner tore open a box -- addressed simply to a "female soldier" -- to find magazines, a manicure kit and other Christmas gifts...

http://www.topix.com/world/north-america/2009...
Systemic failures

Toronto, Canada

#3 Dec 29, 2009
Ottawa police officer killed in stabbing as a Mountiearrested in Ottawa officer's killing

Ottawa police Const. Eric Czapnik is dead, and the Mountie arrested in Czapnik's stabbing death is under suspension after receiving a conditional discharge in 2007 for threatening a Mormon bishop in Regina with a knife.

as an Ottawa police officer has died after being stabbed at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital early Tuesday morning.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2009/12...

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