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EP 53: Maple Resolve and Tax exemption for military serving overseas
May25

EP 53: Maple Resolve and Tax exemption for military serving overseas

Tax exemption for those serving on overseas missions, the military exercise Maple Resolve and the announcement of defence deals with Saudi Arabia that has caused shares to jump for some defence giants. All this in this episode of Vanguard Radio. This show is brought to you by Gap Wireless. Gap Wireless provides UAV hardware and software solutions for inspection, survey...

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One soldier dead, three others injured in training
Apr26

One soldier dead, three others injured in training

Investigators are looking into a training accident Tuesday morning at the Canadian Forces Base Wainright in Alberta that has resulted in the death of an army sergeant and injuring of three other soldiers. Sgt. Robert J. Dynerowicz of the Royal Canadian Dragoons based in Petawawa, Ont., was killed when the light armoured vehicle he was riding rolled over during...

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Key figure in Canadians’ beheading killed in clash with Philippine troops
Apr12

Key figure in Canadians’ beheading killed in clash with Philippine troops

A terrorist commander, believed to have played a key role in the 2015 beheadings of two Canadians in the Philippines, was killed in a battle with government troops. A statement from the Armed Forces of Philippines said Muammar Askali alias Abu Rahmi was among six members of the Muslim terror group Abu Sayyaf who were killed during a gun...

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Vimy Ridge: Canada emerges, at a cost
Apr10

Vimy Ridge: Canada emerges, at a cost

By Steven Fouchard  The Battle of Vimy Ridge, which began 100 years ago in April 1917, is widely viewed as the fire in which the Canadian nation was forged. Given the cost paid – 11,000 casualties, 3,000 of them fatal, over four days – it is understandable that some take a less romantic view of the event. Many historians...

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Canada, Ukraine agreement basis for defence research, arms sale
Apr05

Canada, Ukraine agreement basis for defence research, arms sale

Ties between Canada and Ukraine grew stronger this week with the signing in Ottawa of a defence co-operation agreement between the two countries. Defence policies, defence research, development, production, and military education are among the areas touch on by the bilateral arrangement signed Monday by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak. Called the Canada-Ukraine Defence...

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CAF anti-ISIS mission extended
Mar31

CAF anti-ISIS mission extended

Canadian military training missions in northern Iraq against ISIS will continue until the end of June this year beyond its earlier deadline . Coalition forces have been making gains against the terrorist group, also known as Daesh and the extension will provide the Government of Canada “the time required to assess the evolving nature of the fight,” according to...

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