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Job opportunity: Project Manager — Large Construction Project, Ottawa Region
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The following job opportunity may appeal to a CMEA member with experience in managing construction projects valued at more than $50 million.
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William Redver Stark: Life on the lines with the 1st Battalion of Canadian Railway Troops
Library and Archives Canada
William Redver Stark was born on Feb. 4, 1885, in Toronto. He studied art at the Ontario College of Art, and also fine arts in the United States. He enlisted for the Great War in Toronto, on June 16, 1916, and was assigned to the Canadian First Construction Battalion, which was later renamed the 1st Battalion of Canadian Railway Troops. After training at Valcartier, QC, he left Halifax on Sept. 13 and landed in France on Oct. 26, 1916.
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Are Canadian special forces in Iraq receiving risk allowance?
Ottawa Citizen
The Conservative government says Canadian special forces are not at war, they are not in combat, and they are not taking part in a combat mission. They are only deployed on a train and advise mission. End of story. If you suggest otherwise, you run the risk of being accused of not "supporting the troops." With that in mind, I asked what level of Hardship and Risk allowance was being paid out to Canadian special forces in Iraq, along with a question of the payment range.
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Nicholson signs deal to boost military ties with France
CTV News
Canada and France are establishing a defence co-operation council. The technical agreement establishing the body was signed recently in Paris by Defence Minister Rob Nicholson and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian. The two countries were already being drawn closer together in the defence sector by the Canada-France Enhanced Co-operation Agenda, signed in November 2014 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and French President Francois Hollande.
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Canadian forces major tells story of mental illness publicly for first time
Metro News
Major. Réjean Richard spent two decades hiding from the stigma of mental illness. He spent months in his basement, having up to seven intense anxiety attacks a day that left him unable to sleep, unable to work and incapable of being a major in the Canadian Military. He hid his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from his wife, his grown kids and even to this day, his parents.

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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.

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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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Veterans minister: Staff will look at cases of benefits being denied
The Globe and Mail
Canada's new Minister of Veterans Affairs says he wants the staff in his department to look closely at situations in which benefits have been unfairly denied to former military personnel and to learn what they could have done better. Erin O'Toole, who was appointed to the cabinet after Julian Fantino was demoted for his handling of the file, told reporters recently that his department is working to rectify problems highlighted in an Auditor-General's report last fall that looked at mental health services for vets.
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300 Canadian soldiers including some from Petawawa to take part in U.S.-led exercise in Indiana
Ottawa Citizen
Approximately 300 Canadian Army soldiers are participating in Exercise WARFIGHTER, an American-led military exercise at Camp Atterbury, IN, according to a news release from the Canadian Forces. The exercise is to enhance the soldiers' command and control techniques and increase their interoperability with allies, says the CF. Canadian Army soldiers are working alongside approximately 3,000 U.S. troops from the Army Regular and Reserve Forces, as well as the Army and Air National Guard.
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Canadian Rangers impress General Patterson at North Caribou Lake Camp
Net Newsledger
Canadian Rangers from several First Nation communities impressed a visiting general during a three-day training exercise in North Caribou Lake. It was the first time Brigadier-General David Patterson had seen Canadian Rangers operating on the land and it left a positive impression on him. "Their enthusiasm for the Ranger program was amazing," he said.
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Soldiers train for Nunavut
CTV News
More than 100 soldiers are braving cold conditions training for a mission that will take them north to Nunavut. Frigid Forester II is based at CFB Borden and requires soldiers to spend an entire weekend outside. Soldiers say the training is more about fighting the elements than an opposing force. Once they complete their training, soldiers will deploy to Resolute Bay, NU, in the high arctic.
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A user requirement document — Piers for Use on Beaches
Think Defence
Before any piece of equipment can be developed or purchased there has to be some form of requirements setting exercise. A masterpiece of of "getting to the point," this memo, Piers for Use on Beaches, from Winston Churchill sets out the requirements for the Mulberry harbour system that would be used for the Allied landings in Normandy.
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Army Corps of Engineers to pump $27.6 million into Mississippi dredging, construction, maintenance
Gulf Live
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $27.6 million to Mississippi this year to supplement its dredging, construction and maintenance work, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran said recently. "There is a great demand for the flood control and navigation work carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers," Cochran said in a news release. "I'm pleased the Corps is devoting significant additional resources toward dredging, levees, maintenance and other critical work in Mississippi."
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Water-repellent metal
Think Defence
Scientists at the University of Rochester have developed a laser etching technique that makes metals so water-repellent, that droplets actually bounce off it. The technique uses a high power laser to etch a series of micro-scale structures that make the surface highly hydrophobic. The technique ensures that the hydrophobic effects doe not wear off like teflon or other surface coatings. There are some very interesting potential defence and aerospace applications, icing free control surfaces for example.
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