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'If you sweat up there, you die'; Edmonton soldiers participate in dangerous Arctic operation

EDMONTON — Troops from Edmonton recently carried out a military operation in one of the most extreme climates on earth. Exercise Arctic Ram had troops parachute into the Arctic and participate in a ground mission at -50ºC. 689 more words

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Edmonton-based soldiers head north for parachute mission to the Arctic

“If we don’t get in the air soon, I’m going to piss myself.”

The soldier next to me has been wriggling in his seat for the last few minutes, looking everywhere for some sign of relief. 1,017 more words

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The Christmas Truce of 1916: my Grandad was there.

When I was a little boy in the late 1950s and 1960s, my Grandad used to mention to me how there had been a Christmas truce with the Germans during his time with the Canadian Army. 1,320 more words

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Mother of Canadian killed in Syria says he 'really tried to do the right thing'

TORONTO — The mother of a Canadian reportedly killed while fighting the Islamic State group in Syria says her son “really, really tried to do the right thing.” 452 more words

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John Gallagher: Here's what we know about the Canadian killed while fighting ISIS in Syria

The mother of former Canadian soldier John Robert Gallagher confirmed on Facebook her 32-year-old son was killed in an ISIS suicide bomb attack in Syria. … 759 more words

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Edmonton soldier injured during live-fire training at CFB Wainwright

EDMONTON — A military member was taken to an Edmonton hospital Monday after being injured during nighttime live-fire training in Wainwright, Alta.

The Canadian Armed Forces has not released further details on how the member was injured or the extent of injuries, although the armed forces did say the soldier did contact family after the injury. 116 more words

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Canadian Forces officer charged with sexual assault

WATCH: There are more allegations of sexual assault within the Canadian Forces. Edmonton-based Lt.-Col. Mason Stalker, a senior member of the Forces, is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and sexual exploitation involving cadets. 496 more words

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