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CANADIAN RANGER AN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY HIGHLIGHT

Create: 03/11/2017 - 00:58

A Canadian Ranger from Northern Ontario was a highlight of the observance of International Women’s Day at Canadian Forces Base Borden.

Master Corporal Florrie Sutherland, from Constance Lake First Nation, near Hearst, spoke to two groups during the military base’s observance. She spoke to the staff and students at the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy and to a second group which was open to anyone living or working at the base.

CANADIAN RANGERS IMPRESS GENERAL DURING SEARCH AND RESCUE EXERCISE

Create: 03/11/2017 - 00:55

Canadian Rangers from four Cree First Nations on the James Bay coast have completed a complex search and rescue training exercise in which they impressed the general commanding the army in Ontario.

“There’s an understated confidence in how they move around,” said Brigadier-General Stephen Cadden, commander of 4th Canadian Division, who spent a day travelling by snowmobile with the Rangers. “How can you not be impressed by their abilities to operate in the North? I was very comfortable with their skill level and I am very thankful for what they do.”

Muskrat Dam Rangers go the aid of fellow Ranger

Create: 12/31/2015 - 00:02

A Canadian Ranger team from Muskrat Dam has completed a successful search and rescue mission to assist a stranded Christmas shopper.

The shopper was Master Corporal Roy Fiddler, a member of the Muskrat Dam Ranger patrol, who got into difficulties on his way home after a Christmas shopping trip to Sioux Lookout. He had driven his truck from Sioux Lookout to North Caribou Lake, left it there, and was on his way to Muskrat Dam by snowmobile on December 23 with a sled full of Christmas shopping when he encountered unsafe ice on a creek about 30 kilometres from Muskrat Dam.

Canadian Rangers play key role in evacuations

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:36

A total of 55 Canadian Rangers went on active duty in five communities and another 136 on standby status in 14 communities during the recent evacuations of about 3,500 residents of First Nations threatened by forest fires in northern Ontario.
Rangers played key roles in the evacuation of Sandy Lake and the partial evacuations of Eabametoong, Kasabonika Lake, Kingfisher Lake and Deer Lake. The partial evacuations were for the elderly, sick, pregnant mothers, and mothers with children.

Fun, safety and food highlight of Camp Loon

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:28

Camp Loon was “an excellent camp this year,” according to the officer commanding the 700 Junior Canadian Rangers across northern Ontario.
“It went very well,” said Captain Caryl Fletcher. “There were a lot of Junior Canadian Rangers who were first-timers at the camp. So it was a new experience for them and we also had a lot of younger Junior Rangers this year, aged 12 to 14. They were just thrilled to be here.”

Bearskin Lake Junior Rangers best in Ontario

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:28

The Junior Canadian Ranger patrol in Bearskin Lake has been named the outstanding Junior Ranger patrol in northern Ontario for a second consecutive year.
“It is the first time a patrol has won the award twice,” said Captain Caryl Fletcher, the officer commanding the 19 Junior Ranger patrols in northern Ontario. “That is an outstanding achievement.”

ATV safety a high priority for Junior Rangers

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:27

Learning to drive an all-terrain vehicle properly was a key part of the safety training at Camp Loon, the annual advanced training camp for Junior Canadian Rangers, held in the bush north of Geraldton each July.
“Most Junior Canadian Rangers can ride an ATV but only a few can ride correctly and safely,” said warrant officer Johanne Martel, the Canadian Army instructor in charge of the ATV training site at the camp. “They just jump on an ATV in their communities and off they go, with no tuition at all.

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