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Demolition to Begin on Former Kapyong Barracks Buildings

Demolition to Begin on Former Kapyong Barracks Buildings

Kapyong Barracks
Kapyong Barracks (UNITER.CA / FILE)

WINNIPEG — Thirteen buildings at the former Kapyong Barracks property along Kenaston Boulevard will meet a wrecking ball beginning June 4.

A Department of National Defence spokesperson says the work is scheduled to take place weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

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2 PPCLI Receives New Queen’s Colour

2 PPCLI Receives New Queen’s Colour

2PPCLI New Colours
The 2PPCLI received a new Queen’s Colour on Saturday, April 29, 2017. (JULES XAVIER / SHILO STAG)

A ceremony on Saturday marked a new Queen’s Colour for the Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) in Shilo, Manitoba.

The last Queen’s Colour of the 2 PPCLI was received and consecrated in 1991.

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Shilo Military Museum Acquires Rare Artillery Piece

Shilo Military Museum Acquires Rare Artillery Piece

QF 13 Pounder
Battery and detachments of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) near Belah, Palestine, March 1918, operate the QF 13-pounder. (WIKIPEDIA)

The Royal Canadian Artillery Museum at CFB Shilo has added a rare artillery piece from the First World War.

The museum has acquired a QF 13-pounder gun in its original condition after a donation by Seymour Schulich of Toronto.

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Search and Rescue Exercise to Light Skies Near Shilo

Search and Rescue Exercise to Light Skies Near Shilo

Marine Smoke FlaresA night exercise will be carried out tonight by the 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron near Shilo, Manitoba.

The exercise is part of ongoing training and will involve dropping illumination flares as well as smoke markers for the purpose of targets on the ground or in the water.

“These illumination flares aid the crews in searching at nighttime and identifying places where they can safely drop lifesaving equipment or deploy search and rescue technicians (SAR Techs) to help persons in need,” 17 Wing Winnipeg said in a release.

A spokesperson also says those in the area can expect to hear the sound of the Hercules aircraft flying overhead as well as the “popping” of the flares when they are ignited.

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Veteran Family Pilot Program Launching at CFB Shilo

Veteran Family Pilot Program Launching at CFB Shilo

CFB Shilo
CFB Shilo (FILE)

A new pilot project will provide support to medically-releasing Canadian Armed Forces members and their families from six months pre-release to two years post-release.

The four-year national program will launch later today at CFB Shilo east of Brandon.

“The Veteran Family Program is an important and valuable initiative that draws much needed attention to the enormous effect on those who are medically releasing,” said Willemien Van Lankvelt, executive director of the Shilo Military Family Resource Centre.

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Night Flares Training Exercise Carried Out at CFB Shilo

Night Flares Training Exercise Carried Out at CFB Shilo

17 Wing CrestBefore you freak out, Manitoba isn’t being invaded by UFOs.

Search and rescue crews from 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron will be conducting exercises near CFB Shilo this week.

The training involves the dropping of illumination flares and practicing all aspects of night search and rescue operations.

The night exercises will be carried out today until Friday above the Shilo range, located southeast of CFB Shilo west of Highway 238.

The squadron operates out of 17 Wing Winnipeg and is responsible for search and rescue calls 24/7.

Manitoba-Based Soldier Found Dead in Ontario, Body Recovered from River

Manitoba-Based Soldier Found Dead in Ontario, Body Recovered from River

By The Canadian Press

CFB Shilo
CFB Shilo (FILE)

SHILO, Man. – A Manitoba-based soldier who served in Afghanistan has died.

Media reports say the body of Sgt. Jesse Tait, who was 34, was recovered from a river near Thunder Bay, Ont.

Tait was a member of 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

A spokeswoman for Canadian Forces Base Shilo near Brandon, Man., confirmed Tait’s death but declined to provide any details.

Tait joined the military in January 2002 and served in Bosnia in 2003 and in Afghanistan in 2008.

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Afghanistan Memorial Vigil Visiting CFB Shilo

CFB Shilo
CFB Shilo (FILE)

CFB Shilo will host the the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil for public viewing in September.

“The Afghanistan Memorial Vigil remembers and honours those who have fallen in Afghanistan,” according to the Government of Canada’s website. “It also acknowledges the bravery, dedication, valour and professionalism of all members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have served in Afghanistan and supported the mission.

The vigil includes 190 memorial plaques representing 161 fallen Canadians and 40 Americans who had been under Canadian military command in Afghanistan.

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