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Shoot it with artillery: How Canada tames avalanches in the treacherous passes of the Rocky Mountains

In the early 1960s, a Canada replete with war surplus suddenly struck on a winning idea to deal with Rocky Mountain avalanches: Why not just shoot at them? 745 more words


Edmonton soldiers leave for 6-month mission to train Ukrainian troops

About 100 Edmonton soldiers are en route to Ukraine as part of a six-month training mission for local troops.

READ MORE: Future uncertain as Edmonton soldiers head to Ukraine… 527 more words


Edmonton-based soldiers head to Poland for NATO mission

A group of Edmonton-based Canadian Army soldiers are about to take part in a NATO-led operation in Poland.

Members of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, based in the Alberta capital, departed for Poland Wednesday in support of Operation Reassurance. 266 more words


Canadian troops in Iraq mount pressure on ISIL at Syrian border as role shifts from defence to offence

ERBIL, Iraq — Canadian special forces have shifted their operations in northern Iraq to put pressure on ISIL in places outside the strategic city of Mosul — including along the border with Syria. 975 more words


Future uncertain as Edmonton soldiers head to Ukraine

OTTAWA – Some 200 soldiers from Edmonton are preparing to deploy to Ukraine — though with everyone waiting to see whether the mission there will be extended, exactly how long they will be staying is anyone’s guess. 707 more words


Justin Trudeau continues northern tour in Yellowknife, to hold town hall

YELLOWKNIFE – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Yellowknife today, where he will meet with members of the Canadian Armed Forces before holding a town hall with the public. 107 more words


Sex assault charges laid following incident at CFB Gagetown

A civilian member of CFB Gagetown has been charged with sexual assault, according to the Department of National Defence.

It’s alleged the member, an employee of 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, sexually assaulted a member of the armed forces while attending a social function at the base in December 2016. 109 more words