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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

FMF’s Lord of the Rings doing a yeoman’s work

– If you’ve wondered who creates the decorative Kisbee rings that adorn Royal Canadian Navy warships and units of CFB Esquimalt, you aren’t alone says their maker.

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Two Navy grapplers join Naden Grappling Team for national competition

– Two navy grapplers are readying members of the newly formed Naden Grappling Team for national competition.

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Sailor’s barber shop gives kids a Jump Start

– If you pass by the stoker’s workshop in HMCS Regina, you might catch a glimpse of that infamous barbershop red and blue pinstripe icon. This is the home of the Greasy Clippers, a make-shift barber shop with Master Seaman Jeffrey Haines behind the clippers.

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Artist captures spirit of HMCS Calgary

– Nanaimo-based artist Derek Rickwood has a strong attachment to his first commissioned painting for the Canadian Armed Forces. 

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Geese deterrent goes green

– Solar powered strobe lights have been introduced to five areas at the base in the ongoing effort to deter non-migratory Canada Geese and the accumulation of their feces.

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Canadian Rangers assisting again in second Pikangikum fire evacuation

– Canadian Rangers have been called for the second time in less than a month, to assist in the evacuation of an isolated First Nation, threatened by an out-of-control forest fire in Northern Ontario.

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Military personnel help with cleanup after Hurricane Dorian

– Through Op LENTUS 19-04, military personnel from Joint Task Force Atlantic stepped in to help with the community cleanup following the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian, which hit the Atlantic region on Saturday, September 7, 2019

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West Shore physiotherapy clinic geared to help injured veterans

– A former sailor says a one-of-a-kind physiotherapy clinic now operating on the West Shore has been the perfect medicine for him, and others like him.
Petty Officer Second Class (Retired) Sean Wieler had a 23-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

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Ex-Combat Engineer applies Army skills to Parliament’s Centre Block rehabilitation

– A former Canadian Army (CA) member says the military experience was ideal preparation for his current work as a project manager on the rehabilitation of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block.

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Engaging with Canadians at the Canadian National Exhibition

– Every year, when the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) rolls into town, it is a signal to most Torontonians that the end of summer is fast approaching.  For the CAF, however, the start of the CNE marks the beginning of our largest outreach opportunity to engage with Canadians.  The CAF display at the CNE, a signature engagement event, is always a top draw for visitors to Canada’s largest annual fair.

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