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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

Canadian Rangers assisting again in second Pikangikum fire evacuation

– Canadian Rangers have been called for the second time in less than a month, to assist in the evacuation of an isolated First Nation, threatened by an out-of-control forest fire in Northern Ontario.

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Military personnel help with cleanup after Hurricane Dorian

– Through Op LENTUS 19-04, military personnel from Joint Task Force Atlantic stepped in to help with the community cleanup following the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian, which hit the Atlantic region on Saturday, September 7, 2019

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West Shore physiotherapy clinic geared to help injured veterans

– A former sailor says a one-of-a-kind physiotherapy clinic now operating on the West Shore has been the perfect medicine for him, and others like him.
Petty Officer Second Class (Retired) Sean Wieler had a 23-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

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Ex-Combat Engineer applies Army skills to Parliament’s Centre Block rehabilitation

– A former Canadian Army (CA) member says the military experience was ideal preparation for his current work as a project manager on the rehabilitation of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block.

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Engaging with Canadians at the Canadian National Exhibition

– Every year, when the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) rolls into town, it is a signal to most Torontonians that the end of summer is fast approaching.  For the CAF, however, the start of the CNE marks the beginning of our largest outreach opportunity to engage with Canadians.  The CAF display at the CNE, a signature engagement event, is always a top draw for visitors to Canada’s largest annual fair.

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Fire displaces veteran family

– Two military veterans and their families were displaced last week when a fire gutted their Langford home.

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Parliament Hill was 19th century military headquarters for Rideau Canal construction

– Although Parliament Hill may now bring to mind the Parliament Buildings, the Peace Tower, the Changing of the Guard ceremony and the Canada Day fireworks, it was once called Barrack Hill and was the headquarters for the construction of the Rideau Canal.

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Sable Island trips highlight strong relationship between RCN, Parks Canada

– Sable Island National Park Reserve (NPR) is a unique location that few Canadians get the opportunity to visit. The 45-kilometre long sliver of sand dune sits about 160km off of Nova Scotia – it’s dangerous to sail to, aircraft can only land directly on the sand, and private tours can be difficult and costly to arrange.

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Keeping a naval tradition alive

– Being a boatswain demands a lot from an individual. Attention to detail, teamwork and physicality are all part of the job. However, one aspect of the trade remains integral but often taken for granted…rope work!

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Simon Bolivar bicentenary commemoration

– The Ambassador of Colombia Federico Hoyos Salazar and Col William Cabrera from Colombia imposed a wreath at the Monument of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, located on Besserer Street and Dalhousie Street in Ottawa, on Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019 at 11 am.

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