A member of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles dies during training weekend in Shilo, Manitoba

News Release

Corporal Nolan Caribou

November 19, 2017 – Winnipeg – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, 18 November, a soldier from the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, was found deceased at Canadian Forces Base Shilo while participating in an Army Reserve training exercise.

The deceased is Corporal Nolan Caribou, who was an infantryman with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Corporal Caribou served with the Unit for five years and has not been deployed operationally as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The death took place during an exercise focused on basic defensive routines, patrolling, and raids. No live ammunition was utilized during the exercise.

The death occurred on DND property and is currently under investigation by Canadian Forces National Investigation Service. Until the investigation is complete, we are unable to provide further details.


“On behalf of the members of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, I would like to relay our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Corporal Nolan Caribou. We are saddened by the loss of this soldier, who was a valued member of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.”

- Lieutenant Colonel Sean Moran, Commanding Officer, Royal Winnipeg Rifles


Lt Stacie Nelles
Public Affairs Officer
38 Canadian Brigade Group
Phone: 204-833-2500 ext 6543
Cell: 204-688-3267
Email: Stacie.Nelles@forces.gc.ca

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

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