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Edmonton-based soldier faces sex-related charge

OTTAWA – Military police say they have charged a soldier based in Alberta with sexual assault causing bodily harm.

Master Cpl. Raphael Beaudry, who is 31, is a member of 3rd Canadian Division Support Group at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton. 50 more words

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Pledges and promises made in mental health in Canada 2014

TORONTO – Mental health became a growing concern for many Canadians in 2014. A spate of suicides within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in the past year, for example, prompted a lot of public attention on the care and services available to soldiers and their families. 1,369 more words

Canada

Disabled veteran facing 'biggest battle' of his life in suit against feds

ABOVE: Major Campbell’s story was a lightning rod of debate in the House of Commons Thursday

VANCOUVER – Major Mark Campbell was lying in a hospital bed, just starting to comprehend losing both his legs above the knees in a Taliban ambush, when he found out the federal government had stripped his lifetime military pension. 664 more words

Canada

CFB Esquimalt seaman charged with drug trafficking

A 32-year-old sailor from CFB Esquimalt is facing charges for allegedly trafficking drugs in the B.C. community.

Leading Seaman Curtis Theile was charged by military police with three counts of trafficking a controlled substance. 69 more words

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Sailor from CFB Esquimalt facing drug-trafficking charges in B.C.

A Canadian Armed Forces sailor has been charged with trafficking drugs on Vancouver Island, the Department of National Defence revealed Monday.

Leading Seaman Curtis Thiele, 32, who is based in CFB Esquimalt near Victoria, B.C., has been charged with three counts of trafficking of a controlled substance and will be tried before a military tribunal, according to a news release from the Department of National Defence. 111 more words

Vancouver

Canada sending military medics to Ebola-plagued Sierra Leone

ABOVE: Minister Rona Ambrose announces Canada’s deployment to Seirra Leone 

OTTAWA – Canadian military medical specialists are getting ready to deploy to the epicentre of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, and the federal government is encouraging private health care workers to join them. 774 more words

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Canada and China pledge to boost military ties

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan met with Yvan Blondin, the visiting commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, on Monday, with both vowing to enhance bilateral military relations.

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