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1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group greets Gwich’in ultrarunner Brad ‘Caribou Legs’ Firth

Indigenous ultrarunner grateful for Canadian Ranger support

Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories — Brad Firth may have only taken up long distance running five years ago but, in that time, he has more than earned his nickname: Caribou Legs. His accomplishments to date include a six-month run across all 10 provinces in 2016. Born in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Mr. Firth is a member of the Gwich’in Nation who developed his running legs in and around his current home of Vancouver.

Western Canadian soldiers deploy and return under Operation UNIFIER in Ukraine

Approximately 200 Canadian Army soldiers from 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, will be departing for Ukraine as part of Operation UNIFIER, beginning today, until the middle of March.

Canadian Army veteran Stanley Ridsdale (in wheelchair)

Veteran honoured by Korean government

Edmonton, Alberta — Canadian Army veteran Stanley Ridsdale was honoured by the Korean government during a ceremony on January 10, 2017 at the Kipness Centre for Veterans in Edmonton. Mr. Ridsdale, a Métis from Northern Alberta, was a Private with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) during the Korean War. Prior to that, he was a farmer in northern Alberta and a rodeo bronco buster.

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