Peter Moon - Canadian Rangers

Stranded Peawanuck man thought rescuers might be wolves

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:26

Shawn Beauvais was stranded in the middle of the night in a windchill of about –40C, only 11 kilometres from his home in Peawanuck.
He was wet, cold, dehydrated and hungry as he huddled next to a small fire behind the shelter of a snow wall he had built on a river bank. His snowmobile and sled, with its load of firewood, were in the middle of the small river, where, despite the cold, he had bogged down in slush and soaked his boots and trousers before reaching shore.

Canadian Rangers rescue one of their own

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:26

With the rescue of one of their own, Canadian Rangers in Peawanuck have completed their third successful search and rescue mission of the year.
Ranger Jason Metatawabin set out to travel back to his home in Fort Severn on February 6 after spending several days visiting relatives in Peawanuck. He was about half way through the usual six-hour journey when his snowmobile broke down.
The temperature was –40C with heavy winds driving the windchill down to about –60C.

Junior ranger patrol opens in North Caribou Lake

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:26

Parents, relatives, friends and community members filled the Sena School gymnasium in North Caribou Lake for a ceremony marking the opening of the community’s new Junior Canadian Ranger patrol.
“This is an awesome moment for our community,” said Councillor Swanson Kenequanash. “It is going to help our youth to keep out of trouble. It will teach them the traditional uses of the land and how to look after themselves.
“They are going to train with an older group, our Canadian Rangers. That’s going to be a really good thing for the community.”

Fort Severn Rangers rescue stranded winter road passengers

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:25

The driver and two passengers of a pickup truck were rescued by Canadian Rangers after being stranded in deep snow for more than 20 hours on a closed section of winter road.
“They were grateful for our arrival,” said Master Corporal Chris Koostachin of the Fort Severn Canadian Ranger patrol. “We dug them out, gave them food and the fuel for their vehicle that we had brought, and sent them on their way.”

Rangers sign unique agreement to support police searches

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:23

The Canadian Forces have signed a unique memorandum of understanding with the Ontario Provincial Police to have Canadian Rangers provide formal support in ground search and rescue operations in northern Ontario.
It is the first of its kind in Canada, where provincial police services are the lead agency for ground search and rescue. The OPP are the lead in Ontario, the Quebec provincial police in Quebec, and the RCMP in the rest of Canada.

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