With the war in Afghanistan coming to a close, our Canadian Forces are looking north - to the arctic. For ten days I embedded with a platoon section from the Arctic Response Company Group on an exercise in the heart of the Northwest Territories. These are their stories – and mine.
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March 28, 2012

Snow route: ARCG soldiers use snowmobiles to move in Arctic

March 28, 2012

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Three hundred kilometres, four feet of snow, two soldiers, one sled – that was the reality for soldiers from the Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) during a ten day move for Exercise ARCTIC RAM 12. The ARCG (reservists from 38 Canadian Brigade Group) used Light Over Snow Vehicles (LOSV) to travel tactically from Yellowknife to Gameti in […]

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Signallers pushing further in the Arctic

March 27, 2012

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A single radio transmission has the power to move people, bring crucial supplies and save lives. In the Arctic, communications is necessary for survival and one of the biggest challenges is trying to make a radio call in the middle of nowhere. For Exercise ARCTIC RAM, which took place in the Northwest Territories – six […]

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Day 8 – With eyes watching

March 27, 2012

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Last night is the first time I have trouble sleeping. At 0300 Master Corporal Mistelbacher wakes everyone up and as it is with an early reveille, things move quickly. The morale is high; it’s the last big day of the ex, but we still have one huge task to push through. We gear up to […]

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