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Ex ROGUISH BUOY 2015
By Lt. Jerome Turgeon, 4 Tp Comd, 2 CER
2 CER's Dive team deployed to Garrison Valcartier for an international ice diving exercise. This exercise was led by the Army Dive Center and included dive teams from every engineer regiment in Canada, clearance divers, and international personnel. The international participants were from Holland, France, the U.K. and the U.S. 2 CER was augmented by three American divers and two Dutch divers.
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Ex ROGUISH BUOY 2015
Par le Lt. Jérôme Turgeon, cmdt 4 Tp, 2 RGC
L'équipe de plongée du 2 RGC a été envoyée à la garnison de Valcartier pour un exercice international de plongée sous la glace. Cet exercice était dirigé par le centre de plongée de l'Armée de terre et comprenait des équipes de plongée de tous les régiments du génie au Canada, des plongeurs-démineurs et des participants internationaux provenant de la Hollande, de la France, du R.-U. et des É.-U. Trois plongeurs américains et deux plongeurs néerlandais avaient été ajoutés à l'équipe du 2 RGC.
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Canadian Engineer creates biggest explosions in the world
CMEA
The two largest non-nuclear planned explosions in history involved the same man — a Canadian Engineer officer — Major Cyril Burton North, DSO, MC. First some background. During World War I, the Canadian Engineers had three tunnelling companies serving at the front: two with the Canadian Corps and one with the British. Tunnelling companies were largely composed of men who had worked in mines in civilian life.
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Un ingénieur canadien est à l'origine des plus grandes explosions dans le monde
AGMC
Les deux plus importantes explosions non nucléaires prévues de l'histoire sont l'oeuvre d'un seul homme, un officier canadien du génie, le major Cyril Burton North, DSO, MC. Tout d'abord, un peu de contexte. Pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, les ingénieurs canadiens avaient trois compagnies de construction de tunnels servant au front : deux avec le Corps canadien et une avec les Britanniques. Les Compagnies de construction de tunnels se composaient largement d'hommes ayant travaillé dans des mines pendant leur carrière civile.
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CMEA employment opportunity — Algonquin College, Ottawa
CMEA
From experience, retired or serving officers with Base/Wing and ADM(IE) infrastructure experience, with proven strategic and tactical leadership skills would find this a rewarding opportunity.
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Maintain an energy-efficient home
TD Insurance
Did you know that heating is one of the major energy consumers in the home? Our affinity partner, TD Insurance, has some energy-saving tips for Earth Month. They know all about being "green!"
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Fire Fighters honour their own
Western Sentinel
Recently, 30 members of the Edmonton Garrison Fire Service celebrated the life of the late Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent with the dedication of a Fire Fighter bunker gear stall in his honour. In attendance were LCol Rizzato, Engineering Services Unit Commanding Officer and the ESU RSM, CWO Trottier, along with over 40 serving and retired Fire Fighters and Engineers, with one serving Fire Fighter coming from Victoria, B.C., at his own expense.
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Walnut Grove resident Dan Lambert named chevalier of French Legion of Honour
Langley Times
Dan Lambert has seen a lot in his 97 years. A successful professional engineer, he has been deeply involved in his profession. He has lived in several provinces, and enjoyed a successful career in communications. He has travelled extensively, and worked for a time in Sri Lanka. He still plays the violin, something he took up as a child. A recent event in his life may be among the most significant. He has been named a chevalier of the French Legion of Honour for the role he played in liberating France from Nazi occupation in 1944.
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Vimy Ridge Service marked at M'Chigeeng FN cenotaph
Manitoulin Expositor
Ninety-eight years ago, the World War I battle of Vimy Ridge took place in France as part of what was known as the Conflict of Arras. The fight, which pitted four divisions of the Canadian Corps against the German Sixth Army, saw the capture of the land by the Canadians as essential to stop the enemy's movement and to allow the advance of the British troops.
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Army continues to provide rapid engineering, prototyping in Afghanistan
U.S. Army
Despite the draw-down of American soldiers in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army engineering community is continuing to develop rapid technological solutions. The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force, or REF, and U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command have partnered to maintain this support on Bagram Airfield.

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Our orphans are home
CFB Chilliwack Historical Society
Summer of 2009 was a wonderful time — Sappers "everywhere" rejoiced when Canada Lands Company agreed to renovate The Cenotaph grounds here in Chilliwack. Final cost — almost $2 million. Two of the CFB Chilliwack historical monuments were removed to 54 ES compound for safe keeping at that time. Several new homes for these babies were considered, even promised, but circumstances did not permit.

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100 years ago in the trenches
CMEA
Lieutenant Duncan Bell-Irving was born in England on Jan. 3rd, 1888, and came with his parents to Vancouver in April of that same year. He attended school in Vancouver and graduated from the Royal Military College in Kingston, in 1908. He returned to British Columbia and was articled to Mr. G.H Dawson, B.C.L.S. the former Surveyor General, obtaining his commission as a B.C. Land Surveyor in 1913.

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Canada to deploy 200 non-combat soldiers to Ukraine crisis
VanCity Buzz
The federal government is sending 200 Canadian military personnel to assist Ukrainian soldiers who have struggled to fight against pro-Russia rebels in the eastern areas of the country. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the two-year mission recently, which follows up on the Ukraine government's request to NATO for additional assistance.
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Canadian and American Army convoy on route through northeastern Ontario
CBC News
If you're seeing an increase in military convoys throughout northeastern Ontario, don't be concerned. The Canadian Armed Forces is in the process of moving more than 70 vehicles and training equipment — including vehicles, mowers, tents and tables — from Valcartier, QC, to Wainwright, AB. It's part of Exercise Maple Caravan. Major André Berdais said it's a partnership between Canadian and American armies.
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Veterans Affairs to hire 100 case managers to tend to ex-soldiers
Toronto Star
Veterans Affairs will be hiring up to 100 additional case managers to help guide the country's former soldiers through the maze of the federal bureaucracy. The announcement was made recently in Courcelette, QC, 150 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier. Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole says the permanent staff are being added to provide improved one-on-one service for soldiers, and will be located across the country at points where they are needed the most.
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New hangar for Cyclone helicopters opened, but still no aircraft
Ottawa Citizen
A ceremony was held recently to mark the official opening and naming of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron's new hangar facility at the Victoria International Airport. At a total cost of $155 million, the new hangar facility will allow the Squadron to accommodate the new CH-148 Cyclone helicopter through the hangar's additional capabilities, space, and technology, according to the RCAF news release.
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Local soldiers learn importance of well-thought out decisions
DVIDS
In a real-world situation while deployed, a soldier may have to make a split-second decision. This split-second decision may mean the difference between life and death, not only for themselves, but the people around him. Soldiers from the Tarlton-based 811th Engineer Company had a chance to experience just that during recent Military Operations on Urban Terrain training at Fort Knox, KY.
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Military technology could save firefighters' lives
AZ Central
Nearly two years ago, 19 firefighters died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. Since then, experts have looked for ways to prevent another tragedy. They said they hope one new piece of communication technology, previously used by the military and adapted for wildfire firefighters, will help.
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