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Politics, Society

Meet the trailblazing female Canadian general bound for Iraq

In 1986, Jennie Carignan was a bored teenager looking to do something challenging with her life. So she decided to join the Canadian Armed Forces and enroll at the Royal Military College of Canada. She was among the first women» 

Environment

Canadian military investigating whether Winnipeg member involved in hate group

The Canadian Armed Forces is investigating whether one of its Winnipeg members may be recruiting for an international neo-Nazi organization. Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews, a combat engineer at the Canadian Forces Base in Winnipeg, is facing allegations he may be» 

Health, Society

Ottawa set to pay nearly $1B to military sexual misconduct plaintiffs

Following several years of back-and-forth negotiations and lawsuits,  the federal government has agreed to settle multiple class-action suits with people who were victims of sexual misconduct in the military, though Ottawa accepted no liability in the cases. The settlement provides» 

International, Politics

GG visits Canadian troops in Iraq and Kuwait

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette visited over the weekend with hundreds of members of the Canadian Armed Forces deployed in Kuwait and Iraq as part of Operation IMPACT, according to her office. Payette, who also holds the largely ceremonial position of» 

Society

Ottawa deploys troops to help with flood relief in B.C.

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have deployed 300 troops to support the government of British Columbia in its flood relief efforts as the province braces for a second wave of record-breaking floods, officials at National Defence said Thursday. The majority» 

International, Society

Canadian hospital commander in Iraq charged with drunkenness and mistreatment

The commander of a Canadian military hospital in northern Iraq has been relieved of his duties and is facing disciplinary charges related to a drunken incident during his pre-deployment training, Canadian defence officials said Tuesday. Lt.-Col. James Jonasson, Commander of» 

International, Politics

Canadian military delivers training and equipment to Jordan

As part of Canada’s commitment to bolster Jordan’s ability to take on Islamic State militants in neighbouring Iraq and Syria, Canadian military personnel have trained Jordanian soldiers in the deadly art of calling in airstrikes and air support, defence officials» 

International, Politics, Society

Conversation with the Canadian General fighting Daesh

Canada has been with the Coalition forces to defeat Daesh in Iraq since 2014. This year Brigadier-General Daniel MacIsaac took over command of the Canadian contingent. I spoke to him from a Canadian base in Kuwait about the mission and» 

Society

Canadian soldier killed in training accident, 3 others injured

A Canadian soldier was killed and three others injured in a training accident at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright in eastern Alberta Tuesday. Sgt. Robert “Bobby” J. Dynerowicz, from the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based at CFB Petawawa in Ontario, died when» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Vancouver chef Vikram Vij cooks for Canadian Forces overseas

Canadian troops serving overseas often get visits by comedians, musicians and even hockey celebrities who come to entertain them and boost their morale. Over the years, they’ve included comedian Rick Mercer, singer Tom Cochrane and flamboyant hockey commentator Don Cherry.»