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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

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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Wing Commander William Barker remembered

– On November 11, 2019, the Royal Canadian Air Force participated in an annual Remembrance Day ceremony held in front of the mausoleum in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, where Wing Commander William Barker, VC, is interred. Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, spoke during the solemn commemoration of Wing Commander Barker and all our war dead. Here are his remarks

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Colonel Eric Charron: Greenway School

– As part of National Veterans’ Week, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members volunteer to give presentations at schools and other organizations across Canada. These sessions help Canadians, especially our country’s youth, learn more about the roles and stories of serving CAF members.

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Inaugural “Paddle Against Poverty” Dragon Boat Race at CFB Halifax

– CFB Halifax Base Commander and NDWCC Champion Capt(N) Dave Mazur took fundraising creativity to a new level with the inaugural “Paddle Against Poverty” Dragon Boat Race! On October 21, five teams of fundraisers – comprised of military and civilian Defence Team members – took to the waters of Lake Banook in Dartmouth. CFB Halifax and …

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Sailor prevails in marathon feat

– Running the Victoria Goodlife Fitness Marathon in full firefighter gear with the heavy breathing apparatus had a “surreal feel to it” admits Chief Petty Officer Second Class Chris Fraser.

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From Junior Canadian Ranger to Doctor

– Just 10 years ago, Dylan Vatcher was a member of the Junior Canadian Ranger (JCR) patrol at La Tabatière on the Lower North Shore of Quebec. In the spring of 2019, he completed his doctorate in medicine at McGill University.

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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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