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The government's defence strategy is sound
Ottawa Citizen
A recent article in the Ottawa Citizen drew on comments from Steven Staples of the Rideau Institute suggesting that Canadians should be worried about the government's policy agenda regarding the domestic defence industry. On the contrary, Canadians should be applauding the Conservative government on this file.
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Bells toll in Halifax for Sea King crew members who died in crashes, mishaps
CTV News
Former pilot Norm Lovitt says he felt grateful to hear memorial bells toll for friends who died unsung deaths flying the Sea King helicopters during the Cold War. Lovitt, 66, came from Tsawwassen, B.C., to Halifax for a ceremony that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the aircraft and formally recognized Cold War naval aviation as a period of national historic significance.
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Veterans are not just regular retirees
The Globe and Mail
Should Canada's military veterans be treated any differently from other workers? In at least one context, the federal government says, No. Six former service members hurt in Afghanistan sued to overturn Ottawa's new rules for compensating injured veterans. Justice Department lawyers in British Columbia want their class-action suit dismissed as frivolous and an abuse of process. Moreover, they reject their view that Ottawa has any special moral and social obligation to veterans.
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Stephen Harper has championed stronger defence
The Economist
Rob Nicholson and Peter MacKay looked cheery enough as they shared a laugh after swapping the defence and justice portfolios in a cabinet shuffle last month. But only Mr MacKay, the new justice minister, had good reason to smile. He inherits a department where most of the Conservative government's law-and-order agenda has already been implemented while leaving one where difficult spending cuts lie ahead.
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Air Force helicopter rescues climber near Mount Waddington
Vancouver Sun
A climber who fell about 15 meters down a steep slope located among some of B.C.'s highest mountains was rescued by helicopter. Royal Canadian Air Force search and rescue crews were called out after the injured man and his partner used an emergency beacon to signal help from a narrow ledge on Fascination Mountain, near B.C.'s highest mountain, Mount Waddington.
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The government's defence strategy is sound
Ottawa Citizen
A recent article in the Ottawa Citizen drew on comments from Steven Staples of the Rideau Institute suggesting that Canadians should be worried about the government’s policy agenda regarding the domestic defence industry.

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Commander Chris Hadfield confirmed as Guest of Honour at Canadian Aerospace Summit!
AIAC
We are pleased to announced that Astronaut Chris Hadfield will be our Guest of Honour at the Canadian Aerospace Summit. As the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station.

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Space Exploration Technologies wins bid to launch Canadian radar satellites
CBC News
Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies was selected to launch a trio of Canadian radar satellites aboard a single Falcon nine rocket, the company announced.

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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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