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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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October 17th marks International Conflict Resolution Day

– During each October, the Defence Team celebrates Healthy Workplace Month, and this year International Conflict Resolution Day is recognized on October 17th. Effective conflict resolution and complaint management are essential aspects of a healthy workplace, and a leadership responsibility within the Defence Team, essential to ensuring the operational effectiveness of all Defence Team workplaces.

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Health and Wellness Fair highlights well-being resources for Defence Team members

– Military and civilian Defence Team members have access to a wide variety of resources that help support positive mental health and physical well-being. These resources were recently showcased at the Defence Team Health and Wellness Fair, as part of Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month.

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RCN Naval Cadets enjoy ‘incredible’ USN exchange

– A group of Naval Cadets gave glowing reviews about their recent summer job placements aboard the United States Navy (USN) vessel USS Spruance.

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60 Seconds with Commodore Rebecca Patterson, Defence Champion for Women

– I’m Cmdre Rebecca Patterson, and I’m the Defence Champion for Women. I’m here to take the 60 seconds challenge. OK. Here we go.

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