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LifeSpeak Marathon – 23 October 2019!

– What does your mental health look like? For some, its finding time and space to quiet the mind and for others it’s moving the body through exercise. Regardless of what you need, the fact is that mental health looks different to each of us. LifeSpeak’s Fall Campaign will provide tips on how we can improve our mental health in 4 key areas; the body, mind, workplace and relationships.

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From Junior Canadian Ranger to Doctor

– Just 10 years ago, Dylan Vatcher was a member of the Junior Canadian Ranger (JCR) patrol at La Tabatière on the Lower North Shore of Quebec. In the spring of 2019, he completed his doctorate in medicine at McGill University.

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Wanted: youth reporter

– Canadian Forces newspapers are looking for youth reporters from military families between the ages of 13 and 18 who want to write a story about an issue that is important to their life or the community around them.

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Canadian Army Reserve’s second female door gunner welcomes the challenge

– A Montreal-based Army Reservist has attained the distinction of becoming the second female door gunner in Canadian Army history.

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Canadian Army divers assist with Saint John River microplastics study

– The Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering Army Dive Centre and the 5th Canadian Division Support Group Environmental Services Branch helped advance the research of Atlantic Canada scientists from Mount Allison University who are studying the emerging concerns of microplastics (MPs) pollution in the Saint John River watershed.

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CFB Halifax – Base Commander’s NDWCC Challenge!

– Other local Defence organizations will be ‘dragon’ behind #CFBHalifax Base Commander Capt(N) Mazur and his team during a brand new NDWCC activity at Lake Banook on October 17. Are you up to the challenge? Take a look! #NDWCC2019 #Shoulder2Shoulde

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Canadian Rangers conduct first patrol around Akimiski Island

– Canadian Rangers had to use gun shots to warn off a polar bear during their first patrol around Akimiski Island, a large uninhabited island in James Bay.

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The impact of giving: Rebekah’s story

– I am Corporal Sylvia Guirguis, and Rebekah (Becca) is my daughter. Without the support provided by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and several registered charities, the past three years would have definitely been considerably more challenging.

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DT News: We highlight Latin-American Heritage Month, International Conflict Resolution Day, the upcoming Veterans’ Week Speakers Program and Women’s History Month!

– This year, International Conflict Resolution Day falls on October 17th. This day highlights the growing movement toward early, local, and informal resolution of all kinds of conflicts, from disagreements between nations, to conflicts between individuals.

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The facts about vaping and health

– This past summer, news media began reporting on a series of acute and severe lung illnesses in the United States linked to the use of vaping products, and more recently vaping-related illnesses have been reported in Canada. While public health authorities are examining possible risk factors for these illnesses, the exact cause is still under investigation.

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