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New CMEA Chapters open
CMEA
Today, the CMEA National Executive Committee approved the establishment of two new CMEA Chapters, one in Bagotville, QC and one in Cold Lake, AB. This brings the number of active CMEA Chapters across Canada to 14.
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Nouveaux Chapitres de l'AGMC en fonction
AGMC
Aujourd'hui le comité exécutif national de l'AGMC a autorisé l'établissement de deux nouveaux Chapitres de l'AGMC, un à Bagotville et un autre à Cold Lake. Avec ces deux nouveaux Chapitres, l'AGMC possède maintenant quatorze Chapitres actifs au Canada.
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You're not alone: Mental health resources for CAF members and families
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
Chief of Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, released a video recently on the Canadian Forces website addressing the issue of mental health in the forces. Lawson highlighted the important role all Canadians must play, in working together to identify and assist those with mental health issues.
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Revue militaire hebdo
45e Nord
Comme chaque semaine, 45eNord.ca est encore là pour vous faire savoir ce qui a retenu notre attention. Voici donc notre revue militaire hebdo.
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Military surplus
The Walrus
Surrounded by Hesco bastions and concertina wire, the Mission Closure Team has the unglamorous task of packing up Canada's twelve years of war in Afghanistan. What to ship out? What to leave behind? Pallet jacks pick up boxes brimming with the sundries of war: a radio amplifier, a shovel, a first aid kit, some cables, a tool box, a lone tambourine. The boxes will be airlifted to Kuwait before continuing to Canada by sea, a total of 17,745 kilometres.
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Military engineers helping to build new stage at Filberg Park in Comox, B.C.
Comox Valley Record
The 191 Construction Engineering Flight sub-unit of 19 Wing Comox is volunteering some sweat equity to construct a new main stage in time for the next Filberg Festival. Like the Habitat for Humanity house in Courtenay, the project provides an avenue for the base to give back to the community over the long-term. "These are the kinds of projects that are certainly something that they do," Capt. Trevor Reid said.
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Alberta pours nearly $1 billion into wildfire prevention
Edmonton Journal
The Alberta government is bracing for hectic forest fire seasons this year and over the next decade by pouring nearly a billion dollars into prevention and firefighting. "The weather in the province is changing," said Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister Robin Campbell at a recent news conference.
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Electrical submetering is smart energy management
By Jeannea Jones
Submetering allows for monitoring of the electrical consumption of individual components within a building, such as heating and cooling systems, lighting, refrigeration and more. This method utilizes individual "submeters" that allow facility managers to observe the energy use and performance of their equipment, creating opportunities for energy and capital expenditure savings. While metering programs do not provide direct energy savings, they are an enabling technology that can provide indirect benefit.
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Northwest Territories braces for devolution, seeks more infrastructure funding for resource development
Financial Post
The Northwest Territories is seeking permission to more than double its borrowing limit to $1.8-billion to fund infrastructure as the northern region prepares to take control of its natural resources. The N.W.T. is set to get province-like control over mineral rights, including the ability to collect royalties on oil and gas production, under a pact called devolution.
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Outsourcing doubles engineering costs on Saskatchewan highways
CBC News
Saskatchewan highway contractors say many late construction projects in the province are the fault of high-cost, low-quality, private engineering work. Over the past decade, the Ministry of Highways has been contracting out an increasing amount of its highway design work to private consultants. A ministry of highways briefing note obtained by CBC's iTeam says "the majority of the engineering work is now delivered by consultants."
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How long will the search go on for Malaysia Flight 370?
The Globe and Mail
Finding Malaysian Airlines' doomed Boeing 777 — lost somewhere at sea in the remote reaches of the Indian Ocean after someone in the cockpit "deliberately" changed its Beijing-bound course — could take years and cost a fortune. "We've been searching for many, many days and so far have not found anything connected with MH370," Angus Houston, the retired former chief of Australia's air force who is now heading the multinational search effort, said recently.
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Atlantic search and rescue false alarms cost tax payers millions
CBC News
A CBC investigation has revealed that scrambling aircrafts on search and rescue false alarms in Atlantic Canada has cost at least $11 million in the last six years. It is also evident some of those false alarms and the associated costs could be avoided in the future through improved government regulation.
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State of the Canadian oil and gas sector
Business News Network
Amid all the massive asset sales, mergers, lawsuits, political missions and sanctions to cross Canada's energy news wires, investors might have missed a critical National Energy Board publication. "In support of its regulatory role, the Board actively monitors energy markets and producers neutral, independent, and fact-based energy information for Canadians," the Calgary-based national regulator said in the introduction to its recent Canadian Energy Dynamics 2013 analysis.
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