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Canadian Army Shadow Run at Camp Castor Mali
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15 Sept – Canadian Armed Forces members pose for a group photo during the Canadian Army Shadow Run at Camp Castor in Mali during Operation Presence.

Photo: Corporal Ken Beliwicz
Meinzinger visits Mali
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6 Sep – Commander of the RCAF, LGen Al Meinzinger visits with Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on Op Presence-Mali, Canada's contribution to the UN Mission in Mali.

Photo: Cpl Ken Beliwicz
CF Hornets in Romania
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1 Sept – CF-188 Hornet aircraft arrive at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania during Operation Reasurrance.

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
SAR Helicopter deploys near Smithers BC
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3 Sep – WO Bill Kelland, a Search and Rescue Technician with Search and Rescue Standards and Evaluation Team, watches Griffon take off near Smithers, BC during Op Lentus.

Photo: Sgt Andrew Davis, 19 Wing Comox
Griffon flies in support of Op Lentus
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27 Aug - Capt Eileen Sudul (left) and Maj Alexia Hannam fly a Griffon helicopter through mountainous BC terrain in support of Op Lentus response to forest fires in the area.

Photo: Cpl Jeffrey Clement
Canadian soldiers extinguish hot spots near Lumby, British Columbia
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23 Aug - Canadian soldiers extinguish hot spots and burning material in a fire-affected area near Lumby, British Columbia during Operation Lentus.

Photo: MCpl Gerald Cormier, 3rd Cdn Div
Canada exercises with members of Tunisian Navy
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Aug 20 - Naval Tactical Operations Group from HMCS Ville de Québec conduct a boarding exercise in the Mediterranean Sea with Tunisian Navy members during Operation Reassurance.

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Royal Canadian Horse Artillery exercise with  enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia
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10 Aug - 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, deployed with the enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia, conduct an exercise using the M777 Howitzer gun in Latvia.

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13 Aug – Cadets participating in sail training programs in Kingston greet  sail training vessel HMCS Oriole on Lake Ontario during the 2018 Great Lakes Deployment.

Photo: MCpl Neil Clarkson
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IN THE NEWS

Sep 18

The Boeing Company has chosen Leonardo DRS to develop upgraded Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS) technology for new and in-service F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The contract will be executed by Kanata-based DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.

Sep 18

On Saturday, a pickup truck sped north through a Vancouver-area border crossing and was able to penetrate more than 50 kilometres into Canada before crashing. The incident highlighted a potentially dangerous quirk of border security: Canadian border guards are not allowed to chase vehicles that blow through border crossings.

Sep 18

Syria inadvertently shot down a Russian military plane after an Israeli attack on Syrian positions, killing 15 people on board, Moscow said. The Russian maritime patrol aircraft was shot by by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery amid the Israeli attack on Monday, state news agency RIA-Novosti reported.

Sep 18

The Royal Canadian Air Force is contending with a shortage of around 275 pilots and needs more mechanics, sensor operators and other trained personnel as well in the face of increasing demands to conduct and support domestic and international missions.

Sep 18

Leona Alleslav, Member of Parliament and former Royal Canadian Air Force officer, left the Liberal party and crossed the floor of the House of Commons to join the Conservatives. She is now the party's global security critic.

Sep 18

United States border officials have stated they may deny entry to people involved in Canada’s marijuana industry. Mike Farnworth, British Columbia’s solicitor general is concerned the US may bar provincial government employees in the province’s new legal cannabis branch from travelling across the American border.

Sep 17

Experts reveal that bacteria such as anthrax (which occurs naturally in the soil and can infect cattle and wild animals) and foot and mouth disease could pose a much bigger threat than chemical weapons.

Sep 17

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has left more than $372 million meant to help veterans and their families unspent since taking office in November 2015, Global News is reporting.

Sep 17

The Canadian military is drawing up options to extend its mission in Iraq even as growing political instability and competing foreign interests threaten to plunge the country into yet another cycle of bloody violence.

Sep 17

The Canadian Department of National Defence will use stones coming from the United States to restore Quebec City's historic Citadelle fortress, despite the heritage site's original stone being available across the river in Lévis.

Sep 17

The CAF is struggling to hit their own targets to get more women, Indigenous people and visible minorities into uniform. And, in an attempt to to boost numbers that have been largely stalled for more than three years, DND will launch a suite of new digital tools aimed at convincing more Canadians to consider a life in the Armed Forces.

Sep 17

The Royal Canadian Navy's first Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessel was launched Saturday in Halifax. To be named HMCS Harry DeWolf, the vessel is scheduled for delivery to the navy in summer 2019.

Sep 17

Federal prosecutors are acting to have content removed from the internet under the terrorism-propaganda provision of the Criminal Code. Under the law, internet service providers and social-media companies can be ordered to take down material and reveal the identity of the person who posted it. 

Sep 13

Launch of Canada’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, is planned for Saturday, 15 September 2018. Sea trials are scheduled to begin in 2019.

Sep 14

Australia has announced approval of the Defence Fuel Transformation Program, valued at $1.1 billion over the next 30 years. The program aims to deliver a "safer, simpler and more assured" Defence fuel network in partnership with industry.

Sep 14

There are hard lessons to be learned from the disproportionate Saudi response to a tweet from our Foreign Affairs Minister calling for the release of imprisoned rights activists, and an opportunity to make our country better prepared and more resilient, says Louis Vachon.

Sep 14

The Lockheed Martin-BAE team pursuing the Canadian Surface Combatant created a stir on social media among defence observers when it suggested earlier this week that its bid had been qualified for the program.

Sep 14

Autumn weather has reduced the scale of forest fires in British Columbia, so Canadian Forces members supporting the civil authority are returning to their military duties. More than 400 members participated in the firefighting mission.

Sep 14

Zakaria Amara is serving a life sentence for his part in a plot to detonate truck bombs in downtown Toronto, but for six months, a Facebook page showed what were apparently his prison photos and writings. The account was deleted after reporters notified the company.

Sep 14

An arbitrator's report says Ontario Provincial Police bungled the return to work of a mentally ill officer so badly that colleagues and the public were possibly in jeopardy. After the breakup of her marriage, the unnamed officer was diagnosed with recurrent major depressive disorder and characteristics of borderline personality disorder.

Sep 13

The MS-13 gang tattoos that prompted a Toronto man's deportation order have now saved him from immediate deportation due to his fear of being killed for being an MS-13 gang member.

Sep 13

The U.S. Navy is preparing several large ships to assist in disaster relief operations along the southeast coast later this week, after Hurricane Florence makes landfall in what promises to be one of the most destructive hurricanes in years.

Sep 13

By joining the United Nations’ mission to Mali, the Canadian government is hoping to signal Canada’s return to the world of peacekeeping. But in some ways, the UN’s operation in the West African nation looks less like peacekeeping than counterterrorism.

Sep 13

Defense will be very much on the minds of Sweden’s new government, against a backdrop of an unpredictable Russia and a domestic military that is unable to either fund major new procurement programs or work within the tight parameters of the current budgeting framework.

Sep 13

Following shoplifting and assault charges, an Ottawa court has ordered Abdulmati Elmi, 24, to surrender his passport, avoid contact with ISIS influences and meet a number of other conditions. Failure to comply could bring a four year prison term.

ISSUES & IDEAS

ANGUS REID's picture

Half of Canadians say the 2018 immigration target of 310,000 is too high. About 30% see that number as about right, while the rest say it is either too low (6%) or they are unsure (14%).

Chris MacLean's picture

It’s summer, and apparently time to make uniform changes, again.

 

CGAI's picture

Russia is busy showing off its increasingly powerful Navy but, according to David Bercuson, it is more to create a diversion and to gain diplomatic influence.

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