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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


Liberals admit ‘interim’ Super Hornet jets may only fly for 12 years, despite costing billions

The Super Hornet jets the Liberal government is spending billions of dollars to purchase could be flying for as little as 12 to 15 years before they are taken out of service. 533 more words


Military joins ice storm relief effort

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been dispatched to the Acadian Peninsula to help in the cleanup following the recent ice storm.

Thousands are still without electricity in northeastern New Brunswick almost a week after the devastating storm. 54 more words