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Canadian Rangers Corporal Donald Anguyoak died in a snowmobile accident...

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Compiled by Debora Steel
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
12
Year: 
2013

Canadian Rangers Corporal Donald Anguyoak died in a snowmobile accident during a training exercise near Gjoa Haven, Nunavut on Feb. 17. The member of Canada’s Arctic reserve force was on a military exercise intended to monitor snow and ice conditions in the Northwest Passage. “This is a stark reminder of the very real dangers that the Canadian Rangers and other members of the Canadian Armed Forces face regularly while promoting national security and exercising sovereignty in our harsh northern territories,” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper upon hearing news of Anuyoak’s death. “Corporal Anguyoak’s sacrifice in the name of defending his country will be honoured and remembered.” The Canadian Rangers provide patrols and detachments for national security and public safety missions in sparsely settled northern, coastal and isolated areas of Canada.

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