Highlights/military

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.» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

China signals it wants in on future decisions on the Arctic

This month China took what may be called an unusual step of releasing a public policy paper on the Arctic, and did so in English. Calling itself a “near Arctic state” it indicates China intends to take an important role» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Fighter jets: Canada’s fleet to continue till the 2030’s

(Story open for public comments-scroll to very bottom to read/submit) Imagine Spitfires and Me 109’s being their countries front-line fighters for 40 or 50 years into the 1990’s. Not quite the same scenario, but Canada’s CF-18’s, some of which date» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian Forces get new vehicle

New types of war, new environments, new types of vehicle. It may remind some of the British SAS Land Rovers, or the now gone versions of the Canadian Iltis, perhaps the U.S. dune buggy like, Chenowth FAV, or perhaps even»