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Canada Army Run
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In its 11th year, the Canada Army Run includes 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon races. Thousands are expected to come out to cheer runners to the finish line. Opening Ceremonies for 5K at 07:20 , for 10K at 08:20, and for HM at 09:15.

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 20

The Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC) is underway at the Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre in Ottawa. Approximately 300 sharpshooters from the Canadian military, Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States are participating in this year’s event.

Sep 20

The Trudeau government has failed to keep one of its key promises to veterans, according to Global News. After nearly three years in power, the Liberals have not followed through with a pledge to ensure there is an adequate number of caseworkers to help veterans make the transition to civilian life.

Sep 20

After speaking on Wednesday to a Parliamentary Committee looking into the state of Canada's military preparedness in the north, MGen William F. Seymour, deputy commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command said it is alarmist to suggest that Canadian sovereignty is under threat. However, Seymour told the committee, “Sovereignty ignored is perhaps sovereignty lost."

Sep 20

Almost all of Canada’s 15 largest police forces have not yet ordered equipment to test a driver’s saliva for recent drug use. Only one device has been approved for use. Marijuana use becomes legal on October 17, but driving while impaired remains a crime.

Sep 20

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police report 1,747 people entered Canada illegally last month, up by 113 from previous month. Critics blame the arrivals on a January 28, 2017 tweet by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength."

Sep 20

After an internal discussion, military leadership has decided to retain the current yellow paint scheme for the RCAF’s new fleet of 16 Airbus C-295W search and rescue aircraft. Some officers advocated tactical grey, so the aircraft could be available for other tasks, including combat.

Sep 19

During a short truce, a group of four Canadian Army captains were instrumental in freeing prisoners from all sides of the Vietnam war. In all, the commission would arrange the freedom of more than 32,000 people in the six months before the war erupted again. They helped free Viet Cong, North Vietnamese, South Vietnamese and American prisoners, including a group of 907 women. But the highlight was freeing 516 American pilots (including John McCain) being held at The Plantation in Hanoi.

Sep 19

What would happen if there was a major air disaster in Canada? That's what the CAF was figuring out on Tuesday in Yellowknife. CAF members were flown to town for a major air disaster exercise as part of Operation Nanook, held annually in the North.

Sep 19

The memorial to fallen Canadian troops that was once at Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan is expected to be officially unveiled sometime in November at the DND campus in west-end Ottawa.The memorial is housed in a secure area and the department is still working out how the public will be able to visit the building that houses the cenotaph.

Sep 19

President Donald Trump said the U.S. is considering a permanent military presence in Poland, something the Eastern European country has sought for more than a decade.

Sep 19

Canadian veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are out of luck if they expect the government to help them find a service dog anytime soon.

Sep 19

Canada is conducting a national security analysis to minimize cyberthreats to the country from equipment made by foreign telecommunications companies, including China’s Huawei – a study that has gained importance since the United States and Australia banned the telecom giant from participating in new wireless cellular networks.

Sep 19

The province of British Columbia is suing 40 companies involved in opioid production. Attorney General David Eby said allegations against drug producers include failure to track their output and to realize some was being diverted to illegal markets.

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 Alleslev, 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.

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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