Nov 19, 2017

Corporal Nolan Caribou, a soldier from the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, was found deceased at Canadian Forces Base Shilo while participating in an Army Reserve training exercise on Saturday, 18 November 2017.

Cpl Caribou, an infantryman with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, had served with the Unit for five years and has not been deployed operationally as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
The death took place during an exercise focused on basic defensive routines, patrolling, and raids. According to the DND press release, no live ammunition was utilized during the exercise.
The death occurred on DND property and is currently under investigation by Canadian Forces National Investigation Service. "Until the investigation is complete, we are unable to provide further details," notes the department.

“On behalf of the members of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, I would like to relay our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Corporal Nolan Caribou," said Lieutenant Colonel Sean Moran, Commanding Officer of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. "We are saddened by the loss of this soldier, who was a valued member of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.”