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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

Canadian Rangers and RCAF rescue stranded travellers

– The rescue of a stranded family of eight, whose snowmobiles went through lake ice, is “proof that the rescue system works,” according to the officer commanding the Canadian Rangers in the Far North of Ontario.

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Canadian Rangers a growing community resource in Northern Ontario

– The Canadian Rangers have created an impressive record of service to the First Nations of the Far North of Ontario, according to Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Richardson, their commanding officer.

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Attawapiskat Canadian Rangers rescue hunter on Akimiski Island

– A hunter whose snowmobile broke down and was forced to spend the night in an improvised shelter made from his toboggan and a tarpaulin was rescued by a Canadian Ranger search party.

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When you’re in peril on the high seas….what happens behind the scenes?

– Something has gone wrong on your vessel in the North Atlantic Ocean. The seas are rough. The weather is uncompromising. You call for help over coast guard radio, your cell phone or by activating your Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).

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Blue Beret Parade celebrates 75 years of innovation, integrity and tenacity for Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

– The Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) celebrated its 75th anniversary during their national Blue Beret Parade held at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden on May 15, 2019.

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‘Swift, Skilled, Alert’ – mother and soldier Sergeant Melissa Walcott’s story

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Sergeant Melissa Walcott isn’t just “any other soldier,” as this mother of three is continually seeking challenges to push herself mentally and physically – all the while balancing the demands of being a soldier, signaller, leader, wife, mother, and role model!

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A licence plate for veterans: honouring the duty to remember

– On April 12, the new veterans’ licence plate was unveiled by Quebec Transport Minister François Bonnardel at the Quebec Garrison Club.

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Gladiators of the Culinary Arena; putting their skills to the test

– This year’s 44th Annual Joint Culinary Training Exercise/ Competition in Fort Lee Virginia, USA, was both exciting and challenging for the 2019 CAF Culinary Team.

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RMC places 8th out of 49 teams at the Sandhurst military skills competition

– Officer cadets from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) captured 8th place on Saturday, April 13, at this year’s Sandhurst Military Skills Competition.

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Immersion trip to Quebec City for the Continuous French Course, 2018-2019: Operation Picturesque

– For a group of CAF members at CFB Borden who had been taking the Canadian Forces Language School’s Continuous French Course at Borden since July 2018, a cultural and language immersion week in Quebec City was a unique and memorable element of their language learning.

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