Peter Moon - Canadian Rangers

NEW CANADIAN RANGER SWORN IN AT ANNUAL CHIEFS CONFERENCE

Create: 07/19/2019 - 03:45

It was a day Shawnda Mamakwa is unlikely to forget.

She received the annual Keewaywin award for being the year’s outstanding youth in Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and she was sworn in as a new Canadian Ranger before the assembled chiefs, delegates, and observers at this year’s Keewaywin Conference in Kingfisher Lake First Nation.

As a new Ranger, Shawnda, 19, becomes a part-time army reservist with the Kingfisher Lake Ranger patrol.

BEING A CANADIAN RANGER INSTRUCTOR IS A UNIQUE JOB IN THE MILITARY

Create: 05/03/2019 - 00:40

A few years ago the Canadian Armed Forces had a recruiting slogan that said “there’s no life like it.”

For Sergeant Eric Scott, a new Canadian Ranger instructor with the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (3 CRPG), which commands the Rangers of the Far North of Ontario, the slogan still rings true.

He joined 3 CRPG as a Canadian Ranger instructor last December, after 22 years with the Canadian Army. A month later he found himself in an immersion suit and floating in broken ice in Parry Sound harbour while learning how to rescue someone who had fallen through ice.

PEAWANUCK CANADIAN RANGERS GO TO THE AID OF AN INJURED HUNTER


Create: 05/03/2019 - 00:36

A hunting injury in a remote part of the Far North of Ontario resulted in a situation that was “interesting,” according the Canadian Army officer who commands the Canadian Rangers of Northern Ontario.

“Life in the North is very different from the South,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Richardson, commanding officer of the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group. “The Rangers in rhe North do a good job when they are needed. And this was a situation where they were needed. There was nobody else who could help.”

Canadian Rangers are part-time army reservists.

Canadian Rangers respond to three emergencies in 48 hours

Create: 04/19/2019 - 03:50

Canadian Rangers in two isolated Northern Ontario communities have responded to three potentially life threatening emergencies in a 48-hour period.

“It’s been a busy couple of days,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Richardson, who commands the 630 Canadian Rangers in 27 remote First Nation communities across the Far North of Ontario. “We’ve responded to three separate emergencies and the Rangers have demonstrated their ability to respond quickly and efficiently.”

Canadian Rangers save brother and sister after snowmobile fire

Create: 04/19/2019 - 03:49

A brother and sister escaped unharmed when their snowmobile was destroyed by fire while they were travelling from Wunnumin Lake to Nibinamik, two small Oji-Cree communities in the Far North of Ontario.

A successful rescue operation was started by the pair’s father, Sergeant Paul Oskineegish, who commands the Canadian Ranger patrol in Nibinamik.

SOLDIERS’ CRIES FOR HELP ALL PART OF THE LEARNING PROCESS

Create: 01/29/2019 - 01:32

The soldiers floating in the broken ice of Parry Sound’s harbour were calling for help.

“Help me, I’m freezing,” shouted one. “I can’t feel my hands. I’ve been here for ever. I won’t last much longer. Please, get me out of here. Hurry.”

The response from Steve Ruskay, an ice rescue expert with Raven Rescue, was calm. “Keep it down, guys. I don’t want people getting alarmed and calling the police.”

CANADIAN RANGERS PARTICIPATE IN REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY IN TORONTO

Create: 11/13/2018 - 23:46

A contingent of Canadian Rangers from 12 First Nations from Northern Ontario participated in a prominent Remembrance Day ceremony in Toronto on November 11.

Wearing their distinctive red jackets and combat pants, they attracted a lot of curious attention from many in the large crowd at the Ontario Veterans Memorial in front of the main entrance to Queen’s Park. The memorial, a 30-metre-long granite wall, has scenes on it of the Canadian military’s role in peace and war since 1867.

CANADIAN RANGERS COMPLETE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Create: 10/24/2018 - 02:54

Canadian Rangers from 13 First Nations from across the Far North of Ontario have completed a week of search and rescue training that taught both basic search skills and how to lead a search team.

“We ran two courses simultaneously,” said Captain Mark Rittwage, the officer commanding the 550 Canadian Rangers in 25 First Nations in Northern Ontario. “One was a basic search operator course for new Rangers and the second was a course we have developed for search team leaders, which we were running for the first time.”

CANADIAN RANGERS GRADUATE FROM OPP SEARCH AND RESCUE COURSE


Create: 09/26/2018 - 02:44

A group of Canadian Rangers from Northern Ontario has completed a challenging two weeks of search and rescue training with the Ontario Provincial Police.

‘It’s been a great course because the OPP have given us an opportunity to learn how to do a better job of searching for missing people,” said Master Corporal Jason Hunter of Peawanuck, a fly-in community close to the Hudson Bay coast, and a veteran of several search and rescue missions.

CANADIAN RANGERS COMPETE WITH THEIR HISTORIC .303 RIFLES FOR THE LAST TIME

Create: 09/26/2018 - 02:40

An eight-member team of Canadian Rangers from Northern Ontario shot against some of the best military marksmen in Canada and “did well using their .303 Lee-Enfield bolt-action rifles, which were being used in a national shooting competition for the last time,” according to their team captain.

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