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The following job opportunities may appeal to members of the CME family:

• Manager Facilities Operations and Maintenance at Algonquin College in Ottawa
• Supervisor Technical Services and Energy Conservation Team at Algonquin College in Ottawa
• Chief Building and Facilities Officer at Mohawk College in Hamilton

Details are posted on the CMEA website.
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Students get new hands-on lesson in humanity at SFDCI
Inside Ottawa Valley
The Izzy Doll project is getting a helping hand from a group of students and staff this week at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute. Students in Jennifer Yake and Blake Seward's combined Grade 10 history classes, along with some help from the women in the school's reception area, made a few dozen Izzy dolls recently. The class began first thing in the morning and ran until lunch. During that time, Shirley O'Connell of Perth, with her assistant Marilyn Devlin, visited the school armed with information about the project.
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Carillion Canada awarded contract to manage maintenance and support services for Garrison Petawawa houses
Ottawa Citizen
Carillion Canada has been awarded a contract with the Department of National Defence, through Defence Construction Canada (DCC) for maintenance services for Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) at Garrison Petawawa, according to a news release from the company. The contract is valued at $18 million over a three-year period (with an option for two further years) and it begins this month.
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New Veterans Affairs minister promises gentler approach
CTV News
Canada's rookie veterans affairs minister sought to put daylight between himself and his predecessor in a maiden speech recently that promised the dawn of a new era — in what is an election year. Speaking to fellow Rotary Club members, Erin O'Toole began with a frank admission about shortcomings in the government's dealings with veterans. "I want to create an informed and respectful dialogue about the opportunities and challenges facing our veterans," O'Toole said.
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Air-field pipe mines — OP CRAB STICK
Think Defence
In order to meet the WWII demand for air-fields in the South East of England, a massive build program was started, but the chances of these air-fields falling into the hands of an invading German Army and Luftwaffe was not lost on the planners. To mitigate the risk, all air-fields within one hour's drive of the coast were to have specific denial arrangements.

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Soldiers train on virtual battlefield in Vernon, B.C.
Global News
Check points, enemy targets and gunfire on the battlefield. That's what around 60 army reservists from the Okanagan and the Lower Mainland experienced in Vernon this weekend — except it was virtual. Using state-of-the-art equipment transported to Vernon from Edmonton, soldiers say the Virtual Battlefield Simulator (VBS) is the next best thing to real combat.

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Myth busting — why the New Veterans Charter came into effect
Veterans Ombudsman
Support for Canada's injured and ill Veterans has struck a chord with many Canadians. Hardly a day goes by without someone commenting in the media about problems with how Veterans are supported under the New Veterans Charter (NVC). Critics of the NVC criticize its deficiencies, while supporters point out the lack of understanding about the benefits and services available to injured and ill Veterans and their families.

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Military watchdog worried about flaws in bill to give veterans first crack at civil service jobs
Ottawa Citizen
Canada's military watchdog is worried about what it says are flaws in a bill intended to give veterans first crack at federal civil service jobs, writes Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press. Bill C-27, which is currently before the Senate after passing in the House of Commons last June, gives Veterans Affairs the power to determine whether a military member's medical release is a result of service in the Canadian Forces.
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Memorial in Victoria's Pioneer Square for fallen in Afghanistan
Times Colonist
A memorial commemorating more than 160 Canadian Armed Forces and public service personnel who lost their lives in Afghanistan is being planned for Victoria's Pioneer Square. "We would love to see this in place before Nov. 11 this year," said Coun. Chris Coleman, who has been working with the Afghanistan Memorial Committee of Victoria. The memorial is not about glorifying war or the Afghanistan conflict, Coleman said.
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Canadian veteran Dillon Hillier, who fought against ISIS, returns home
Global News
Canadian Forces veteran Dillon Hillier, who joined Kurdish forces battling ISIS two months ago, has returned home, according to a statement from his family posted to social media recently. A retired corporal with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Hillier, 26, flew to northern Iraq in November to fight alongside a group battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
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Second Battalion has a new commanding officer
The Western Star
Kevin Bond walked into the Gallipoli Armoury recently as a major, and when he left a few hours later, it was as lieutenant colonel. Bond, a native of Grand Bank, took over command of the Second Battalion of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in a ceremony at the armoury in Corner Brook. He replaces Lt.-Col. Clyde Russell and for the next three years will lead the men and women of A Company in Corner Brook, B Company in Grand Falls-Windsor and C Company in Stephenville.
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The Army's 911: Opening the hose on Army fire truck maintenance
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They fight against huge flames consuming buildings, aircrafts or even entire installations. And yet, Army Reserve firefighter detachments are only seven Soldiers strong. "We are 911 for Soldiers (who) are deployed," said Sgt. 1st Class Brian Timm, a detachment commander for the 237th Engineer Detachment (Firefighting Team). Army firefighters use gear regulated by the strictest national standards, but their needs are often neglected because their units are so small.
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The world's militaries use these amazing vehicles to get rid of snow
Business Insider
Winter Storm Juno turned out to be more of a dud than a "historic blizzard" for New York City. But snow plows throughout the northeastern United States are still steadily clearing away snowfall ranging from a few inches to more than two feet in parts of New England. Snow isn't just a challenge for cities and local governments. It also has the capacity to majorly affect military operations.
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