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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.

CANADIAN RANGERS AND JUNIOR RANGERS HONOUR TEEN SUICIDE

Create: 09/26/2018 - 02:37

Members of the local Canadian Ranger and Junior Canadian Ranger patrols played a lead role at a funeral Monday in Bearskin Lake First Nation at the funeral for a 13-year-old Junior Ranger who committed suicide.

Citizens of the small Oji-Cree community, which has a population of 500 and is located 625 kilometers north of Thunder Bay, were shocked when they learned Karlena Kamenawatamin died by her own hand last Wednesday.

Junior Canadian Rangers win youth citizenship award

Create: 08/22/2018 - 02:43

A Junior Canadian Ranger from the small Cree community of Peawanuck near the Hudson Bay coast has won a prestigious youth award for her leadership and commitment to preserving her Indigenous culture.

“I think what she has done is great,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation {NAN} as he presented the award to 17-year-old Nova Gull. “I think it’s important that we encourage our youth in preserving their culture. She has done that and I can see that she has benefited from the Junior Canadian Ranger program.”

Junior Canadian Rangers are made honorary Newfoundlanders

Create: 08/22/2018 - 02:40

Seven Junior Canadian Rangers from the Far North of Ontario have completed a challenging week of advanced leadership training in Newfoundland.

They spent most of their time in Gros Morne National Park, a world heritage site on the west coast of Newfoundland that is noted for its geological history and exceptional scenery, where they hiked, took boat trips, and enjoyed walking up and down the mountainous terrain.

“It was beautiful,” said Junior Ranger Chasity Koosees, 17, of Kashechewan. “I’ve never seen anything like it. I’d go back again if I could.”

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