Canadian Rangers roll out in Watson Lake

22 10 2012

The Canadian Rangers during an exercise at Fish Lake in Whitehorse in March 2006. The Rangers are celebrating their 65th anniversary in the Yukon by opening a Watson Lake detachment.

The chief of the Liard First Nation can now add Ranger Sergeant to his list of credentials.

On the eve of its 65th anniversary, the First Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, which began in Dawson City in 1947, is expanding its forces with a detachment in Watson Lake.

In September, Sgt. and Chief Liard McMillan, along with Liard First Nation Councillor and now Master Cpl. Jim Wolftail, went for training in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. to become the first rangers ready for service for the new detachment.

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