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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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xx CAF Member charged with sex-related offenses

Yesterday at 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.
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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

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.
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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

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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xx Kijiji Launches Program to Help Veterans Struggling to Find Work

June 29, 2015, 12:15:11 by Bradboy
For anyone looking to release from the military into the Construction Industry, this could be a great opportunity for you. It's nice to see that civilian employers are realizing the skills that military members bring to the workforce. Check it out.

Here is a link to the article on the CTV news website:
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clip Ontario to recognize military driver’s permits for equivalence

June 19, 2015, 14:59:11 by
From the provincial Info-machine:
Ontario is making it easier for Canadian military personnel and veterans to exchange their military driver's licence for a number of Ontario driver's licences.

Starting July 1, Department of National Defence (DND) 404 military driver's permits will become recognized equivalents for a number of Ontario commercial and passenger licences.

The change comes after the province completed an extensive review of DND licencing standards, which showed that military training and testing requirements meet or exceed Ontario's licence testing standards.

Allowing military personnel and veterans to use their DND 404 permits will reduce time associated with obtaining commercial licences required for employment in sectors such as the trades. The province will waive knowledge and road tests for those with a DND 404 driver's permit, but will still require applicants to complete a vision test, meet medical standards, satisfy identification requirements and pay a fee.

Ensuring Ontario's roads and highways are safe is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
Quick Facts
  • Organizations including the DND and Helmets to Hardhats requested the proposed regulatory change.
  • For July 1, 2015, implementation.
  • Manitoba and Quebec already recognize the DND 404 permit for licence equivalency.
News release also attached in case link doesn't work for you.
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You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine; the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe; and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely. But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeat in open battle man to man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our home fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned. The free men of the world are marching together to victory. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory. Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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