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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

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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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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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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A Touch of CLaS: Passion, people, and performance on board HMCS Calgary

– It isn’t every day that civilians are afforded the opportunity to see inside a warship, let alone sail with its crew and basically have the run of the place.

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Psychological endurance: A SAR Tech’s mission to support his team

– Canadian Search and Rescue (SAR) Technicians’ duties can be very challenging and when the stakes are high, emotional stress and personal well-being can be an afterthought. This was the case for one SAR Tech, whose personal experience with mental illness opened his eyes to the need of, in his words, “a more robust and well-rounded health program” for the operational SAR Techs at 442 Squadron in Comox.

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Canadian Tulip Festival, Highway of Heroes, Beechwood Cemetery come together for Liberation75 Tulip Bulb Planting in the Living Tribute Garden

– A special ceremony was held at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the start of the Scheldt campaign, which led to the liberation of Holland and ultimate victory of the Allies.

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HMCS Regina returns home

– The crew of HMCS Regina returned to Esquimalt after a six-and-a-half month deployment in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.

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