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Chuck LaRocque and Gunner Kyle Timm

Ninety seconds, $50,000: Artillery Museum wins medals at auction

Shilo, Manitoba —It wasn’t Christmas, but Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) Museum director, Andrew Oakden, received a special gift: medals once worn by legendary artillery officer Major-General Tom Strange.

Lighting of the Qulliq

A Hometown Hero’s welcome in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario —Inuk Elder, Qapik Attagutsiak, was recognized as a Parks Canada Hometown Hero at the Canadian Museum of History.  The Elder was commemorated for collecting bones in the Canadian Arctic during the Second World War.  The bones were then sent to southern Canada to make ammunition, fertilizer and aircraft glue to support Canada’s war efforts. 

Canadian Ranger Laurie Charnell of the Ucluelet Canadian Ranger Patrol,

Canadian Rangers teach Enhanced Wilderness Survival

Coal Harbour, British Columbia — For members of 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4 CRPG), operating in austere environments is second nature. Rangers are the Canadian Armed Forces’ eyes and ears in isolated, northern, and coastal communities and know how to effectively work in a variety of conditions to assist with domestic missions, including search and rescue operations.

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