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What's the future for Canada's military procurement?
CBC News
Two years after it first appointed a minister to solve the problem of an often-messy system of military procurement, the Conservative government blanked the post during the cabinet shuffle, believing it's now close to a permanent solution to one of its most vexing problems. With tens of billions of dollars worth of military procurement projects either underway or being contemplated, CBC News has learned the government has now settled on two possible outcomes, but neither, at this point, apparently require the service of an associate minister of national defence.
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Canada refuses to accept Sikorsky Helos
Defense News
In what one top official is calling "the worst procurement in the history of Canada," the government has refused to accept maritime helicopters being offered by Sikorsky under a $5 billion contract, arguing that the new aircraft don't meet the needs of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The government has also hired a consultant to determine whether Sikorsky will be able to deliver the Cyclone maritime helicopter that the Canadian military contracted for in 2004.
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Air Force clears Sea Kings to fly after grounding
Calgary Herald
Canada's fleet of aging Sea King helicopters is being allowed into the air again after one was damaged. The Royal Canadian Air Force grounded the fleet after one Sea King helicopter tipped forward and smashed its rotor blades on the tarmac at CFB Shearwater in Halifax.
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Airport asphalt gives way under Hercules plane
Medicine Hat News
A Canadian Forces transport airplane broke new ground in Medicine Hat as the wheels sank six to eight inches into the asphalt taxiway. The Hercules C130J airplane had just arrived for the Family Fun and Flight event. They were in the process of positioning the aircraft, which weighs about 125,000 pounds, when the asphalt gave way under the main wheels.
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ICAO and McGill Pre-Assembly Symposium
ICAO
ICAO and McGill University, Institute of Air & Space Law are again cooperating for the ICAO/McGill Pre-Assembly Symposium at ICAO Headquarters in Montreal. This Symposium will address key issues identified by ICAO and McGill University in the air transport economics and navigation fields on operational, management and policy levels.
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What's the future for Canada's military procurement?
CBC News
Two years after it first appointed a minister to solve the problem of an often-messy system of military procurement, the Conservative government blanked the post during the cabinet shuffle, believing it's now close to a permanent solution to one of its most vexing problems.

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Why Team Spartan is visiting the Sault
SOO Today
Team Spartan's Canadian partner tour, a series of cross-country events planned in support of its Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Replacement Program offering, the C-27J, will stop in Sault Ste. Marie. The tour has already made stops in Halifax, Montreal and Toronto.

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North Bay cadet flies back in time
The North Bay Nugget
One hundred air cadets training here are flying back in time. Peter Van Schie went back more than 70 years when private pilot Edward P. Soye revved up the engine of his Second World War Harvard IV and took off towards Quinte's skies for a flight of a lifetime.

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CCTT National Technology Conference
Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) invites you to the National Technology Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 26-28, 2013. The National Technology Conference will bring together business leaders, educators and skilled technicians from across all sectors in order to ensure that the workforce of the future is ready for the challenges that lie ahead. More details can be found at cctt.ca or by contacting CCTT at 1-800-891-1140 ext 224.

EVENT NAME: CCTT National Technology Conference
DATES: September 26-28, 2013
LOCATION: Winnipeg, Manitoba
WEBSITE: http://www.cctt.ca
CONTACT: Issy LeBlond
EMAIL: ileblond@cctt.ca
TEL: 1-800-891-1140 ext 224

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The Goldfish Club
The Goldfish Club
The 2013 reunion of The Goldfish Club will be held 13-14 September 2013, at the Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay, Devon, U.K. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast are included for the Friday events, and Bed & Breakfast are included for the Saturday events, within the total registration cost which organizers sincerely hope should not exceed £400. Please note the amount is in british pounds sterling. The reunion dinner and dance will be held at the Britannia Naval College, in Dartmouth. The committee continues to work actively to secure corporate sponsors, thus seeking to lower the cost for everyone.
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