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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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Canadian Forces Base Shilo recognized for prairie conservation

– Environmental stewardship is an ongoing priority for Canada’s military. While that often means cleaning up the effects of activity on its many training grounds, the situation at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo in Manitoba is quite different.

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Ceremonial Guard marches into summer with 23rd annual Fortissimo

– The Ceremonial Guard proudly presents Fortissimo, a military and musical spectacular on the lawns of Parliament Hill nightly from July 18 to 20 at 7 p.m.

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Tributes to Corporal Nathan Hornburg, born on Father’s Day, keep his memory alive

– Corporal Nathan Hornburg was born on Father’s Day in 1983 – an event that made an already special day even more so for his father, Michael.

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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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Renewable energy system takes first Defence Innovation Challenge prize

– Quebec City, Quebec — Signals Officer Captain Pierre Frenette and several of his colleagues from the Canadian Army (CA)’s 35 Canadian Brigade Group (35 CBG), a Quebec-based Reserve formation, found themselves with a bit of extra time to think in the summer of 2013.

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Assault Pioneers returning to the Canadian Army

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — The Canadian Army (CA) is re-introducing a capability to its ranks that is both steeped in tradition and thoroughly modern.

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Army Reserve soldier inspired by a ‘Linc’ to Black history in Hamilton, Ontario

– Hamilton, Ontario — Corporal Corbin Monaco joined the Canadian Army Reserve with The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) when he was 22 years old, just a few years after meeting a pioneering local veteran with whom he shared much in common.

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Gagetown soldiers take a new road to counter-IED training

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — A newly-constructed road at 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown is improving vital training in improvised explosive device (IED) detection.

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Canadian Army helps fulfill Ontario boy’s wish list

– Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian Army has appointed its first-ever Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the entire Army: a 15-year-old from London, Ontario. In fact, the appointment was for just one day but the youth in question, Aiden Anderson, now has memories to last for years.

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