Video: 2 CRPG Johnny Daniel Angnatuk, Quaqtaq, Nunavik

9 12 2013

A video about Johnny Daniel Angnatuk, Master Corporal in the Canadian Rangers Patrol of Quaqtaq, Nunavik and his involvement with the Junior Canadian Rangers.

The aim of the Junior Canadian Rangers Program is to promote traditional cultures and lifestyles, including Ranger skills by offering a variety of structured activities to young people living in remote and isolated communities.

Under the supervision of the Canadian Rangers, these young Canadians (12 to 18) become active and engaged citizens of their local communities.

Production: Captain Francis Arsenault 2nd Canadian Rangers Patrol Group (2 CRPG) Social Media

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Rangers build traditional komatiks to aid patrols

2 12 2013

Eight years ago when Allen Pogotak, a Canadian Ranger leader in Ulukhaktok, headed out in the middle of winter to rescue an injured hunter, it was essential that he and the team of rescuers traveled with a komatik.

 

“One of the guys, they were out hunting muskox and he broke his leg in two places, so we had to go out at 2:00 in the morning to pick him up. He was about 120 miles from Ulukhaktok,” Pogotak shared. The team found him after traveling all night, loaded him onto the komatik and brought him back to town for transport to hospital in Yellowknife.

Pogotak was one of a 12-man team that assembled last week in Yellowknife to build komatiks for distribution among Canadian Ranger patrols in the North.

The Rangers, four each from Taloyoak, Kugluktuk and Ulukhaktok, were chosen for their experience in making the traditional sleds.

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Canadian Rangers Train in Meaford Ontario

2 12 2013

 

The Canadian Armed Forces’ eyes and ears in northern Ontario have descended on Meaford.

A group of Canadian Rangers will be at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford until Friday where they will work towards achieving their basic Ranger qualification.

Known for their bright red hats and sweatshirts, the Canadian Rangers are a unique sub-component of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves that patrols remote and sparsely populated areas of Canada, mostly in the north.

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Ultra-light Tactical Vehicles – Things Canadian Rangers Need

28 11 2013

Maybe a little bit of a streatch for the Canadian Rangers, but something that could be a definate asset for the Canadian Forces light mounted recce units conducting complex / cold weather ops.

Coupled with current recce platforms these quads could fan out and provide mobility for recce troops tasked with getting eyes on target.

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Northern Ontario Canadian Rangers Tested in SAR Exercise

25 11 2013

Canadian Rangers from across northern Ontario have completed an advanced five-day search and rescue training exercise in the bush north of Thunder Bay. The main part of the exercise was for a “missing” man and his two children.

“It was very realistic,” said Ranger Rita Brisket of Lac Seul. “I feel more confident about being able to respond to a real life emergency in my own community after doing this exercise. As soon as we got off the bus we were put straight into the search. The first day I walked 17 kilometres looking for signs for the missing family.”

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Kit Review: Arc’teryx LEAF Naga Hoody

31 10 2012

The Arc’teryx LEAF Naga Hoody is a versatile three-season-plus piece that works as a base-, mid- or non waterproof outer-layer. It began as a base layer project for Canadian SOF.

Supposedly developed as a base layer project for Canadian Special Forces, the Naga Hoody made from dense Polartec Power Stretch fleece and designed specifically for wear beneath body armor in very cool to frigid environments.

Editors Comment: This would be a great piece of kit for the Canadian Rangers if it was made in bright CR Red.

Read the Kit Review at GEAR SCOUT





News Update – 22 Oct 12

22 10 2012

Military won’t take medevac flights
CFB Edmonton declines request to have medical aircraft land on its airstrip
http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/oct19_12med.html

Government of Canada Invests in Improvements to the Canadian Forces’ Combat Uniforms
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie) and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced that the Government of Canada awarded a contract valued at $8.5 million to Peerless Garments, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the procurement of enhanced combat uniforms for the Canadian Forces (CF).

 

Canadian Coast Guard Ship Returns from Arctic

 

Canadian Maritime Conference to Look at Shrinking of Polar Ice Cap And Its Impact on Shipping
The upcoming Canada Maritime Conference, organized by The Journal of Commerce, will include a panel focusing on the shrinking of the polar ice cap.







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