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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.

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.”

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.”

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.

Ranger shooters win top honours at Ontario championships

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:27

Canadian Ranger marksmen from across northern Ontario won top honours at the Ontario Rifle Association provincial championships at Canadian Forces Base Borden.
Ranger Simon Shewaybick of Webequie, won the Ontario championship in the individual bolt-action rifle category and Sergeant Matthew Gull of Peawanuck won the trophy for the highest scoring shooter competing in the championships for the first time. All the Rangers competed using standard issue, .303-calibre Lee-Enfield rifles.

Over 100 Rangers complete search and rescue training

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:26

The largest number of Canadian Rangers ever to gather in northern Ontario have completed a five-day search and rescue training exercise.
“We had a record 101 Canadian Rangers from 21 communities participate in Exercise Ranger Tracker,” said Captain Mark Rittwage, officer commanding the Canadian Rangers in northern Ontario. “It was a great collective training exercise. It was highly successful.

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