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    Ex-top ports cop: 'We’re wide open'

    There has been quite a little drama playing out here in Halifax over the 4 Algerian stowaways who "almost got away." During the budget cutting days of the nineties we lost a line of defence, namely the Ports Police, and it appears that now the chickens are coming home to roost. A friend of mine...
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    B.C. keeps $1.5b Submarine contract

    This is good news for the submarine community I think. a three year delay would have been totally unacceptable. Published: 2008-01-04 B.C. keeps $1.5b sub contract Irving shipyard plans to continue with lawsuit By MURRAY BREWSTER The Canadian Press OTTAWA — A British Columbia consortium...
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    Jean celebrates troops' devotion

    I think the GG is a class act. I know she had a rough start but she's come a long way. Jean celebrates troops' devotion, Quebec's birthday CanWest News Service  Published: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 Governor-General Michaelle Jean's addressed the nation New Year's day with a speech that...
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    Is Pearson legacy still alive and well?

    I thought I was going to hate this article by the title but it is actually fairly well written. I might even buy Prof Kirton's book...Shared with usual stuff. Is Pearson legacy still alive and well? TheStar.com - News - Is Pearson legacy still alive and well? Diplomats, former PMs to debate...
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    HMCS Charlottetown leaves for Gulf

    Fair winds and a following sea to these folks....bon voyage! HMCS Charlottetown leaves for Gulf By PATRICIA BROOKS ARENBURG Staff Reporter Leading Seaman Derek Parsons smiled broadly and held up two fingers for four-year-old Christopher to see. “Daddy call you,” the sailor called out to...
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    N.B. soldier found guilty of drug charge

    Usual disclaimers.... N.B. soldier found guilty of drug charge Updated Wed. Sep. 12 2007 2:33 PM ET The Canadian Press OROMOCTO, N.B. -- One of five soldiers from Canadian Forces Base Gagetown charged with drug trafficking has been found guilty. A military judge made the ruling Wednesday in...
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    Your job: Delivering the worst possible news

    This is a pretty good article that was in the Halifax paper this morning about the care taken in the NOK team when the unfortunate news has to be delivered. We talked about this a little here when the debate was on about the family who were complaining about not being adequately compensated and...
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    Committment Needed

    Saw a great commercial for Marine Corps recruiting today while I was watching NBC coverage of the Buffalo and Ottawa hockey game. the commercial focussed on those things that make the Marine Corps an elite group....the silent drill team...the fitness...the espirit de corps.....then the slogan at...
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    Chaplains tend to soldiers' spiritual needs

    Hey the Citizen has made nice twice in a month about Chaplains. It's a good article I think. Hopefully some on this forum have been benefactors of these folks while in theatre http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=2c242e5c-3587-4aa0-ab99-c1467d651b94&k=18546&p=2 Chaplains tend...
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    National Cemetery Honours Chaplains

    Aw now I gotta go and take back all the nasty things I 've ever said about the media....they made nice about us Chaplains.  ;) Editorial Published: Saturday, February 17, 2007 in the Ottawa Citizen with regard to an article in the Citizen on 15 February about our Beechwood Memorial Window...
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    Good A Stan Article in Halifax Daily News

    JOHN BOILEAU <index.cfm?cid=129> The Daily News Misinformation bombards us on a daily basis about Afghanistan and our mission there. Much of it can be attributed to a few reasons - naivete, misunderstanding of Canadian history, distortion of the facts and unwillingness to consider the overall...
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    VC, Medal of Bravery, Star of Courage...Where are the nominations?

    One of the things I've been wondering about the last little while is why we haven't seen any VCs, Bravery and Courage medals awarded in the Afghan campaign yet? the Brits have had at least one VC awarded for action in Iraq and I'm sure numerous other lesser awards for bravery. We have all heard...
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    Snowbirds Flypast Re-instated

    A Bravo Zulu to the kids for getting the pressure on to re-instate this wonderful tribute to a fallen comrade. :cdn: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060902/snowbirds_cancelled_060902/20060902?hub=TopStories My thought on the complainers are probably unprintable. we have a...
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    Sappers Rock!

    Just attended the Field Engineers TQ3 Grad parade at CFSME Gagetownon Saturday 26 Aug. A friend of mine's son graduated and what a show it was! Instead of the parade square in DEUs we were all taken to the range and they put on a live fire demonstration which really rocked!! After the demo they...
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    Military Spouse Gets Hate Message?

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but I'm sure the DS can re-direct if necessary. I was absolutely appalled that in a military town like Halifax that this crap should be happening! Paracowboy....what is it you would say again?? :rage: Vile message horrifies family Skull image...
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    Sailors Can't find Parking Spaces

    While I realize that all of this is said pretty much tongue in cheek it's just scary to contemplate sailors with loaded weapons being told to secure ground! I'm surprised that the RPOs parking space has time limits...at Stad all Reserved Spots for senior appointments are reserved 24/7....your...
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    Why Rocket Attacks on Kandahar Airfield?

    Here's a totally naive question and I'm sure some of you out there in theatre or those who have been there can answer the question. Why is it so hard to stop insurgents from firing rockets into our camp at Kandahar? I've never been there so don't know the lay of the land or the problems there...
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    CPF's badly built?

    I was talking to the P1 on my French course today and he said the very same things you are saying. In that article it also said that Victoria and St John's was vying for the contracts. It really does take stamina to be a sailor and listen to all this doesn't it?
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    Sailors to Wear CADPAT?

    I heard a nasty rumour the other day that the Dress Committee at NDHQ is once again pressuring the Navy to go to CADPAT for all sailors at sea. This is to save them money so they can go to one "working dress" uniform. I know this was an issue about 5 years ago and the Navy managed to nip it in...
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