Highlights/military

Politics, Society

Major court decision shakes military justice system

Certain court martials declared unconstitutional. A military appeals court has made a ruling with major implications for Canada’s military justice system. Last week the tribunal ruled that certain types of criminal cases are beyond the purview of the court martial» 

International, Politics

Psst: wanna buy a used military drone? Almost new, and only missing a few vital things

Canada-German deal reported to be possible Germany is trying to sell off a huge military drone that it has barely used but which has cost it over 700 million Euros. Canada is said to be a possible buyer even though» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada hosting world’s top military sniper competition

For elite members of the world’s military, this is kind of like the Olympics of sniper skills. Starting today and running until September 28, the Canadian Army’s Infantry School will host the 20th Annual Canadian International Sniper Concentration (CISC). The» 

Health, Politics, Society

Canada’s air force: We need pilots, technicians

A recent internal report by the Department of Defence stated the Royal Canadian Air Force was in need of about 275 more pilots, along with a need for more navigators, onboard sensor operators, mechanics, and other specialists. This comes in» 

International, Politics

Russia flexes its military muscles with Arctic component of Vostok 2018 war games

The Russian military is conducting a series of exercises designed to test and showcase its ability to mount large-scale joint operations at the very eastern edge of the Russian Arctic, more than 7,000 kilometres from its main base near the» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Is Asian dust warming the Arctic faster than thought?

Desert dust effect on a changing Arctic climate A Canadian researcher has discovered what appears to be an aspect of Arctic temperatures that has not been noticed before. That is, the effect of Asian desert dust on satellite temperature readings» 

Health, Politics, Society

Canada’s military and legalised cannabis

With the coming legalisation of recreational use of cannabis, Canada’s military has been working to develop a policy to deal with the situation. A draught policy has just been released by the Department of National Defence with just over a» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadians and the military: ”We like you, but what do you do”?

Surprisingly, after superb records of fighting and bravery in both World Wars, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, and many often dangerous peacekeeping missions, a lot of Canadians are still generally unaware of what the military does and is doing at present. A» 

Health, Politics, Society

Canadian military facing legalised cannabis challenges

(scroll to bottom to submit public comments -these will be added after moderating) Marijuana: no complete ban on use by military personal In appearing before a Senate defence committee in February of this year Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)» 

International

Bizarre military incident: tragedy narrowly avoided

It could have been serious, very serious. A Canadian military Search and Rescue helicopter was taking part in training exercises in Florida on Wednesday when an inflatable raft fell from the aircraft and crashed through the roof of a house.»