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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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14 Aug – Police flood London streets and cordon off the government district after a car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside Parliament in what has been deemed an act of terrorism.

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Deputy Commander NORAD
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20 July – LGen Christopher Coates (right) officially assumed the duties as Deputy Commander NORAD during a ceremony in Colorado Springs. Generals Vance (CDS) and O’Shaughnessy (Cdr NORAD / NORTHCOM) presided.

20 spot fires burning in Okanagan
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The Okanagan is burning. The BC Wildfire Service is being kept busy with 20 spot fires after a thunderstorm blanketed and then torched the area with hundreds of lightning strikes on July 17th.

9 Jul – The RCN's Interim AOR Ship, Motor Vessel Asterix departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the sea phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2018.
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9 Jul – The RCN's Interim AOR Ship, Motor Vessel Asterix departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the sea phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

Photo: Sgt. Devin VandeSype
07 Jul – New members of Operation Presence - Mali arrive in a CC-130 Hercules at Camp Castor in Gao, Mali.
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07 Jul – New members of Operation Presence - Mali arrive in a CC-130 Hercules at Camp Castor in Gao, Mali. 

Photo: MCpl Jennifer Kusche
16 Jun – HMCS Shawinigan (Top Right) sails with USCG Charles David Jr (Top Left), RFA Mounts Bay (Lower Left), and ARM OAXACA (Lower Right), during EX Tradewinds18.
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16 Jun – HMCS Shawinigan (Top Right) sails with USCG Charles David Jr (Top Left), RFA Mounts Bay (Lower Left), and ARM OAXACA (Lower Right), during EX Tradewinds18.

Photo: AB John Iglesias
15 Jun – A RCAF CF-188 Hornet from 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron refuels from a  CC-150 Polaris from 437 Transport Squadron over Alberta during Exercise Maple Flag 51.
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15 Jun – A RCAF CF-188 Hornet from 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron refuels from a CC-150 Polaris from 437 Transport Squadron over Alberta during Exercise Maple Flag 51.

Photo: OS Erica Seymour
1 Jun – Soldiers from 2 Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment participate in a training exercise at the 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, in Oromocto.
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1 Jun – Soldiers from 2 Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment participate in a training exercise at the 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, in Oromocto.

Photo: Cpl Peter Ford
9 Jun – A diver from the Caribbean Task Force signals he is ready during a diving operation at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Coral Harbour Base during Exercise Tradewinds 2018.
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9 Jun – A diver from the Caribbean Task Force signals he is ready during a diving operation at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Coral Harbour Base during Exercise Tradewinds 2018.

Photo: OS Justin Spinello
11 Jun – A F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Belgian Air Component's 31st "Tiger" Squadron prepares for take off on day 1 of Maple Flag 51 at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta.
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11 Jun – A F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Belgian Air Component's 31st "Tiger" Squadron prepares for take off on day 1 of Maple Flag 51 at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta. 

Photo: Cpl Manuela Berger
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IN THE NEWS

Aug 17

The Government of Australia has officially launched the nation’s new Cyber Security Centre in Canberra, which aims to boost the nation’s defensive and offensive cyber capabilities.

Aug 17

Once shouldered by nearly 50 armies, the Canadian Armed Forces is becoming the last national military in the world to retire the 114-year-old Lee-Enfield rifle from frontline service.

Aug 17

The Canadian military is sending approximately 135 personnel and five CF-18 Hornets to Constanta, Romania, to participate in NATO enhanced Air Policing from September to December 2018.

Aug 17

The first civilian ship built under the federal government's marquee shipbuilding program will have portions of its hull re-welded because an inspection has uncovered a series of defective joints, according to CBC News.

Aug 17

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is assembling a committee to study gun violence. The association's new president, Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer said his members believe there has been an increase in illegal firearm use over the past year.

Aug 17

A Quebec court has approved a class-action lawsuit by men and women who claim they were bullied or harassed while employed by the RCMP in that province. In 2016, then Commissioner Bob Paulson said the Mounties had a "culture of bullying and intimidation and general harassment."

Aug 16

A former high-ranking CFB Esquimalt naval officer has been charged with four counts of sexual assault carried out while providing acupuncture, massage therapy and traditional Chinese medicine. As a result of his navy ties, many of his clients were said to be military members.

Aug 16

Japan’s homegrown defense industry continues to secure significant amounts of contracts from the U.S. government, but concerns linger over the high level of spending on big-ticket items acquired via the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program, and the outlook for Japan’s push into the global arms market remains cloudy.

Aug 16

A hefty unpaid bill from the RCMP is highlighting once again the dysfunction inside a troubled security force created in 2015 to protect Parliament Hill and its politicians from armed attackers.

Aug 16

The federal government is discussing a "refresh" of its national shipbuilding strategy, according to documents released under Access To Information but details are scant. Under the current program, major government ship construction is assigned to two shipyards but one of those companies, Irving Shipbuilding of Halifax is concerned the policy might change.

Aug 16

By declaring a state of emergency Tuesday, the British Columbia government gains access to additional internal authority and outside resources to combat serious forest fires across the province. The federal government has offered personnel and aircraft from the Canadian Forces and other assistance.

Aug 16

Shannon Stubbs, a Conservative MP from Alberta faces criticism after saying it’s an “utter embarrassment for Canada" that a lawyer who represented Omar Khadr has been appointed as a federal judge. Academics and opposition politicians point out that the Canadian system guarantees the accused legal representation.

Aug 15

India is ready with its plan to create a new body to handle military purchases in a speedy manner. The plan to set up a new defence acquisition organization has been in the works since last year, and final touches have been given to its structuring and staffing.

Aug 15

Russia poses a serious threat to Britain because the military is failing to protect the Arctic flank, a new report says. Britain’s ability to defend against threats from the Arctic and the High North is at risk due to cost savings, skill fade and a lack of intellectual investment.

Aug 15

The City of Montreal is set to call for a nationwide ban on handguns and assault weapons, joining Toronto in pressing the Trudeau government to beef up its proposed firearms legislation.

Aug 15

Between 1995 and 2016, encounters with the Canada goose have cost the United States Air Force about $94,000 in damages to aircraft. The American military is looking for new technology to prevent collisions with wildlife.

Aug 15

After Quebec shipbuilder Chantier Davie won a $610 million contract to convert three government icebreakers, and a government MP said the company would continue to get work under the National Shipbuilding Strategy, rival Irving Shipbuilding of Halifax asked for a clarification of the strategy. A text message from a Davie executive to a journalist inadvertently compared Irving to a naughty child.

Aug 15

Italian authorities are looking into what caused a major highway bridge to collapse Tuesday in Genoa, killing at least 26 people. A large section of the Morandi Bridge fell during a violent storm, apparently without warning, sending some cars plunging 45 meters.

Aug 14

The names Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Jose were once like any other. Now, they make those who were affected by 2017's hurricane season shudder. Forecasts for 2018 project that the number of storms this year will be higher than average. This free resource will help your organization prepare.

Aug 14

On Friday, a federal politician said Davie Shipyard would qualify for work under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. In a statement, Irving Shipbuilding calls on the government to confirm that the National Shipbuilding Strategy remains intact and ships for Canada’s Navy and Coast Guard will be done exclusively by Irving Shipbuilding and Vancouver Shipyards.

Aug 14

A dozen years after the Canadian involvement in Afghanistan began to prove deadly serious, a kind of peace and stability has come to the province of Kandahar. Did Canada's sacrifice and effort make a difference?

Aug 14

The government may be taking a closer look at private financial transactions than Canadians know. The law covering money laundering and terrorist financing is now under review, while US news reports suggest Canada has a low conviction rate for such crimes..

Aug 14

The US President has signed an agreement authorizing $717 billion in defence spending. The act authorizes a 2.6 percent military pay raise and increases the active duty forces by 15,600 service members.

Aug 14

PGW Defence Technologies of Winnipeg will be delivering its LRT-3 .50 calibre sniper rifle to Ukraine’s military. The sale, worth about $1 million, was approved by Global Affairs Canada last week.

Aug 14

The B.C. government made a formal request for help Monday, and the federal government has already responded with a pledge of 200 CAF troops, as well as aircraft to help move people and supplies.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Chris MacLean's picture

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

 

Canadian Global Affairs Institute'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.

ANGUS REID's picture

A recent poll shows 70% of Canadians prefer taking a “hard” approach in trade negotiations with the Trump administration.

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