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clip Canada Day colour scheme?

July 01, 2015, 02:05:42 by MCG
Lots of black and red.  I assume this is a Canada Day theme, but it looks more like crimson apocalypse.  I cannot even see the underline to warn of my spelling mistakes.   
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clip Career Edge employment agency to offer paid internships to Reservists

July 31, 2015, 07:24:16 by milnews.ca
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The Harper Government will help 225 young Canadian Armed Forces reservists of the Primary Reserve across Canada get the information, skills and work experience they need to find and keep jobs while remaining in the reserves. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development.

Career Edge will use the investment of over $2,805,000 from the Harper Government to create a new paid internship program for active reservists between the ages of 19 and 30. Three host cities will be jointly determined by the Department of National Defence and Career Edge as areas of concern about retaining young reservists. The cities will be identified after the program begins in August ....
More in the attached news release on the paid internships being offered by Career Edge.
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xx Canada buys Iron Dome technology from Israel- (Expected 2017 delivery date)

July 30, 2015, 01:49:48 by S.M.A.
Those Palestine/Hamas sympathizers in the NDP are going to complain about this in 3...2...1...  ::)

Vice.com

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Canada Just Bought Israel's Iron Dome Radar Technology

Canada's Armed Forces has purchased radar technology that is part of Israel's famous Iron Dome, the missile system tasked with shooting down Hamas and Hezbollah rockets — and it plans to deploy it within Canada.

The system will be produced in Canada by Rheinmetall Canada, a domestic arms company and subsidiary of the German military and car technology enterprise, in conjunction with the Israeli firm that first developed the technology.

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With an expected delivery date of 2017, Canada may see these systems as counteracting recent Russian militarization in the Far North. President Vladimir Putin has announced a massive defense spending program to modernize the Russian military by 2020. Part of that plan involves upgrading Arctic military infrastructure: New missile systems, icebreakers, drone fleets, and more have all put northern nations on high alert



Rheinmetall will produce 10 Medium Range Radar systems in a combined project with ELTA Systems — a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries that helped develop the original Iron Dome — worth over $240 million. The radars will eventually allow soldiers to track multiple incoming weapons, while giving defensive missiles the opportunity to strike a hostile projectile from the sky as in the case of Iron Dome



"Much like Israel's successful Iron Dome radar technology, the Medium Ranger Radar system will be able to instantly track enemy fire aimed at Canadian Armed Forces personnel and help keep them safe during operations," said Kenney in a statement. "We're moving forward with providing the men and women of the military with the equipment they need to do their jobs in the service of their country."

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xx CAF Member charged with sex-related offenses

July 28, 2015, 14:11:43 by dapaterson
In a written statement released Tuesday, the Department of National Defence announced that Lt. –Col. Mason Stalker, 40, has been charged with multiple sex-related offences, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation and invitation to sexual touching.
 
Stalker is a commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-armed-forces-member-charged-with-sex-related-offences-1.2491271
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xx Canadian Forces Reserve soldier dies during training at CFB Shilo - CTV News

July 26, 2015, 21:52:45 by Dimsum
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An investigation is underway after a Canadian soldier died Saturday afternoon during training at a southern Manitoba base.

Private Kirby Tott was taking basic reserve infantry training with the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre's detachment at Canadian Forces Base Shilo when he died suddenly, the Department of National Defence said in a Sunday night press release.

A cause of death has not been released, but the Department of National Defence said an investigation has been launched. An autopsy will be conducted.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered his condolences in a statement Sunday night.

“Private Tott’s death is a sombre reminder of the sacrifices made every day by the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, both at home and abroad, for they are the ultimate guarantors of our values and our freedoms," the prime minister said in the release.

Tott joined the Canadian Forces in 2012 as a reservist with the Rocky Mountain Rangers in Prince George, B.C.

RIP Pte Tott.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-forces-reserve-soldier-dies-during-training-at-cfb-shilo-1.2488747
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xx Soldier on firefighting duty got lost after relieving himself in forest

July 14, 2015, 23:00:10 by cupper
Dude! You only had to take a leak!  :facepalm:

In all seriousness though, there has to have been some serious failures in protocols for this guy to be missing for 6 hours.

Soldier on firefighting duty got lost after relieving himself in forest

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/soldier-on-firefighting-duty-got-lost-after-relieving-himself-in-forest-1.3151693

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A soldier who became lost Monday while fighting fires in northern Saskatchewan is fine today, although his pride might have taken a hit, military officials say.

"I am happy to report, he is uninjured except for his pride, and many lessons, a number of lessons to be learned about this," Brig.-Gen. Wayne Eyre said.

The Canadian Army said the soldier, one of some 600 from the Prairies deployed in the forest fire zone, had walked into the forest to relieve himself in privacy and got lost.

When others noticed he was missing at around 2:20 p.m. CST, a massive search began, involving soldiers, the Wildfire Management Centre, the RCMP, Canadian Rangers and other agencies.

The search virtually shut down firefighting in the area yesterday afternoon.

Eyre acknowledges that there should have been a buddy system in place, and the soldier, described as experienced, should have stayed in one spot.

Around 8:30 p.m., he was found.

The Canadian Forces will be reviewing its protocols on the fire line, including using a buddy system, Eyre said.

More than 600 wildfires have been burning in Saskatchewan so far this year, resulting in more than 50 communities being evacuated. Some 13,000 people in the north have been forced from their homes.
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