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Update on the Amherst armoury 

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Built in 1915, the Amherst armoury is located in Amherst, N.S., and was used by the Nova Scotia Highlanders until 2015. The army reserve unit now operates and trains out of the Pictou, Truro, and Springhill armouries, which better meet their operational needs.

Former Kapyong Barracks 

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Formerly part of Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg, the Kapyong Barracks property is located between the Tuxedo and River Heights neighbourhoods in southwest Winnipeg.

The CH-149 Cormorant: The Royal Canadian Air Force’s Search and Rescue Helicopter

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Canada has one of the world’s largest area of responsibility for search and rescue (SAR), covering 18 million square kilometres of land and water with more than 243,800 kilometres of coastline connecting three oceans. The challenges associated with such an enormous area are compounded by the varied and often austere terrain, mountainous regions, extreme weather conditions and low population density that characterize many parts of the country, making Canada one of the most difficult environments in which to conduct SAR.

Canadian Armed Forces Participation in the 2019 Nijmegen Marches

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From July 16-19, 2019, a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) contingent formed from more than 200 members, will participate in the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen. Fourteen CAF teams, generally composed of 11 to 12 members each, plus special guests, will march approximately 40 km a day for a total of 160 km, through the countryside and towns around the city of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.

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