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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers Expand Presence in Northern Ontario

– The Canadian Rangers have been busy expanding their capability to serve the people and youth of Northern Ontario with two new patrols, and two new detachments, in addition to a new Junior Canadian Ranger patrol.

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Junior Canadian Ranger from Fort Severn wins Canada Company bursary

– Ian Kakekaspan, an 18-year-old Junior Canadian Ranger from Fort Severn is one of five Junior Rangers from across Northern Canada who has won a Canada Company bursary to assist with education expenses.

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Canadian Rangers complete challenging OPP search and rescue course

– A group of Canadian Rangers representing five First Nations from the Far North of Ontario have completed a challenging search and rescue course led by Ontario Provincial Police.

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Sailor discusses being deployed during the holidays

– Most people find it hard to be away from friends and family during the holidays. Although Petty Officer First Class Jeff Carter is no exception, he noted that being “at sea and away from home brings out the camaraderie of the ship’s company and provides a much-needed relaxing break from the operational routine,” said the Naval Communicator.

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Sailing with Siblings

– When Captain Monica Phillips received her posting to HMCS Ottawa she knew it was coming with an added experience. For the first time in their more than 20-year careers, Capt Phillips and her brother Petty Officer Second Class Thomas “Turtle” Hertel were posted to the same unit.

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Operation HO HO HO brings joy to children in three communities

– The RCAF’s Operation HO HO HO now brings Christmas cheer to sick children who have to be in hospital over the holiday season in three communities.

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Salvaging marine life from dry dock

– Have you ever wondered what collects, grows and lives in the dry dock each time the caisson is open? It essentially becomes part of the ocean floor for extended periods of time between dockings and a potential home for numerous life forms.

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Service couple marry aboard the CC-150 Polaris

– On July 29, at more than 23,000 feet and a speed of 320 knots, Corporal Rachelle MacDonald and Warrant Officer Adrian MacKinnon said “I do” aboard the CC-150 Polaris aircraft.

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434 (OT&E) Squadron bolsters affiliation with famed Bluenose II

– The Tall Ships Festival held August 31 to September 1, 2019, in Brockville, Ontario, provided a memorable opportunity for 434 Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) “Bluenose” Squadron from 8 Wing Trenton to reconnect with its famous lineage.

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An exceptional refuge for many species

– Amateur ornithologists set up nearby, equipped with cameras with telephoto lenses, in the hope of taking the best picture of a migratory bird in flight. The view of Lake Saint-Pierre is magnificent, and you can observe a variety of wildlife and plant species. No, it is not a national park, but the Munitions Experimentation Test Centre (METC). What a great place to work for environmental specialists!

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