(L) Ranger Derek Sutherland, Master Warrant Officer Larry King, Warrant Officer Yvon Fortin and Ranger Doug Taylor
"They are the eyes of the north," says Warrant Officer, Yvon Fortin of Canada's Military Camp Borden, talking about the Canadian Rangers.
others of the Canadian Armed Forces were demonstrating survival
techniques at the Saugeen Youth Pow Wow held Saturday (Mar.21) at
Saugeen First Nations in Bruce County and took part in the official
ceremonies honouring First Nations veterans who served in both the
Canadian and U.S. militaries.
Dedicated and committed to their communities and the north, the Rangers assist in a number of situations such as missing persons search and rescue, plane crashes and domestic emergencies such as the recent evacuations due to endangering water quality.
They also report unusual activities that pertain to sovereignty in the north, collect data in support of military operations and conduct surveillance patrols when required.
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Junior Canadian Rangers at Pow Wow with TeePee
Other significant examples of their activates include reporting of
unidentified vessels within Canada water off the N.E. cost of Quebec,
participants as guides to counter illegal immigration of the west coast
and, of course, responding to disaster situations.
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