Sen. Dan Christmas first heard of wartime military training on the Bras d'Or lakes a few years ago from Mi'kmaw elder Albert Marshall of Eskasoni, N.S.
"When [Marshall] was a child, he remembers the Canadian air force doing some practice bombing over the Bras d'Or lakes," said Christmas. "He often wondered if he imagined that, or if that was actually real."
Marshall's musings prompted Christmas to question the Department of National Defence about what it was doing in the area all those years ago.
Last week, DND officials briefed Christmas, other members of the Bras d'Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative — which is chaired by Christmas — and other interested people about military training around the lake... Read More