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Quebec gondola crash: Ontario victim identified as Canadian soldier, probe continues

The owner of a drilling company involved in a fatal gondola crash at a popular resort in Quebec over the weekend is speaking out. In a statement released on Monday, Forage M2P president Maxime Patry acknowledged that one of its employees was operating a drilling machine at Station Mont Tremblant …

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Facing foreign conflicts, domestic disasters, Canada’s top soldier worries about readiness

Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre says he’s worried about the Canadian Armed Forces’ readiness as it faces pressure both from the conflict in Ukraine and the need to respond to natural disasters at home. In an interview on Rosemary Barton Live on Sunday, Eyre said the two issues represented …

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Top soldier says he won’t confirm or deny that Canadians troops are on the ground in Ukraine

Canada’s top soldier is declining to confirm media reports that Canadian military members are on the ground in Ukraine to train locals in fighting invading Russian forces. Gen. Wayne Eyre, Canada’s chief of the defence staff, appeared on Power & Politics on Monday following reports from Global News and the New York …

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Ottawa police opt against laying charges after ‘desecration’ at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Ottawa Police Service says it’s not charging a man connected to what Canada’s defence minister recently called a “desecration” of the city’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Last week, footage circulated on social media of a July 24 nighttime incident in which an American flag was draped over the tomb, …

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Ex-Afghan interpreter praised by top soldier is still in the dark about his immigration status

Saturday will mark a year since Ottawa created a special program to prioritize immigration applications from Afghans who worked with the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian government, along with their family members. One former interpreter — whose work earned him a letter of appreciation from Canada’s current chief of the defence staff, Gen. Wayne Eyre …

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How a Canadian team solved a century-old mystery to lay WW I soldier to rest

A young soldier from Newfoundland killed during the First World War has finally been laid to rest by the Canadian military after a century-long mystery into his death.  Archeologists unearthed the remains of Pte. John Lambert in a Belgian farmer’s wheat field in 2016, almost 100 years after he died. But it wasn’t …

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