Highlights/Canadian Forces

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

On guard at the top of the world

It is the most northerly continuously occupied place in the world. At any given moment, roughly 75 personnel of the Canadian Forces and some civilian contractors, live at Canadian Forces Station Alert, on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island in» 

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

Canada’s biggest battle since WWII and Korea

It was in Afghanistan in 2006,  (video interview below) A new book by Major-General David Fraser talks of that battle in his book , Operation Medusa Canadians were sent to Afghanistan to help rebuild the country and wrest it away» 

Society

Veteran’s Week: hundreds of ceremonies to honour the sacrifices of fallen soldiers

Hundreds of ceremonies and events are taking place across Canada during Veterans’ Week,  from November 5 to 11, to honour the sacrifices of soldiers and recognize their achievements. Read RCI reports ont these events and related articles. More Canadians plan» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadian advisors in Iraq pause, hospital stays on

It’ll be slightly smaller, but the Liberal government announced that the Canadian combat hospital in Iraq will stay on. On the other hand, the approximately 200 Canadian Forces Special Operations personnel who have been advising and assisting both Iraqi and» 

Economy, Society

Pilot project gives a chance for women to experience a military career

Being a soldier, sailor, or in the air force, has seldom been thought of as a career for women. But the military is so much more than carrying a gun and facing the enemy, (although now that too is a» 

International, Society

Canada sends relief supplies for children to Texas

A Canadian Air Force Hercules airplane delivered relief supplies like baby formula, blankets and cribs to Texas to help in the recovery from Hurricane Harvey. About 750,000 people were ordered to leave their homes and another 1.1 million are under» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Military contracting: Compromising security over apparent cost savings?

Canada’s public service union and its 18,000 member defence employees union have raised concerns about federal government plans to outsource a major military maintenance contract. They are concerned about costs, security and industry influence on contracting as outlined in the» 

Economy, International, Society

Inspiring women to join the Canadian Forces: Short sessions offer a taste of military careers

Women in Force Programme The Canadian Forces are eager to increase the number of women in the military. There is a perception that women generally are intimidated by the idea of a military career so a new pilot project seeks» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Coming up, a new, slightly fresher version of Canada’s national anthem.

Sometimes entitled O! Canada, O Canada!, or just O Canada, this country’s national anthem has had a bit a winding path. To start with, unlike most countries anthems, it comes in two languages. Indeed there is currently a bit of»