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28 Canadian soldiers contract COVID-19 in long-term homes

Twenty-eight Canadian soldiers deployed to long-term homes in Ontario and Quebec have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Department of National Defence announced Wednesday. Twelve of the cases were reported in Ontario and 16 in Quebec, according to the »

Health, Politics, Society

5 Canadian soldiers deployed in nursing homes test positive for COVID-19

Five Canadian soldiers deployed to hard hit long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic have tested positive for the illness, the Canadian Armed Forces said Friday. Four of the cases are in Quebec, the hardest hit Canadian province, and one »

International, Politics, Society

Canada ‘defers’ mission to the waters off North Korea

As the Canadian Armed Forces continue to regroup and revamp in the shadow of COVID-19, the Canadian military has announced it is postponing the deployment of a warship and surveillance aircraft to help enforce United Nations’ sanctions against North Korea. »

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1 dead, 5 missing in Canadian military helicopter crash in the Mediterranean

Air Detachment members aboard HMCS Fredericton conduct a transfer training exercise during Operation Reassurance at sea March 12, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Picture taken March 12, 2020. (Cpl. Simon Arcand/CANADIAN ARMED FORCES/via REUTERS). Read the article »

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Canadian military helicopter reported missing while operating in Mediterranean

A Cyclone helicopter flies over HMCS Fredericton as its crew leaves the Halifax Harbour for a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea as part of NATO’s Operation Reassurance. Canadian Defence officials are scrambling following reports a Canadian military helicopter has gone missing while participating in a NATO operation in the Mediterranean Sea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese »

Health, Society

COVID-19: Half of Canadians say their mental health is getting worse

Pollsters and pundits are quick to tell you that any public opinion survey is just a snapshot–nothing to be pondered too deeply. So, while the latest Angus Reid Institute’s latest offering may well be bound to that shelf in the »

Politics, Society

Canadian military gearing up for COVID-19 response

The Canadian military is gearing up to help civilian authorities in the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. The Canadian military has drawn up plans to mobilize 24,000 full-time and part-time soldiers to support civilian authorities across »

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 & Animal Life

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 »