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Day: May 24, 2022

DND to aid  in planting of two billion trees
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DND to aid in planting of two billion trees

The Department of National Defence will participate in the federal government’s $3.2-billion plan to plant two billion trees by 2030 to help reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The tree project is part of Canada’s response to climate change and biodiversity loss. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air and improve air and water quality. Forests also influence weather and climate.  The federal government is signing long-term agreements with partners, including provinces and territories, Indigenous organizations, municipalities and DND to plant and grow the trees.  The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed in an e-mail that the Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) will plant trees at most of its locations across Canada during the next seven years.  A partnership agreement was in deve...
Operation Overflow
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Operation Overflow

Canada’s military faced its first modern mission in response to a domestic natural disaster during the 1948 once-in-a-century flood in southern B.C. It is virtually a given that the Canadian Armed Forces will be on hand when disaster strikes at home. Whether it’s wildfires, crippling ice storms or massive flooding, all arms may be called to provide assistance and relief.    It has not always been so, but the Second World War was a training ground for more than just combat. The permanent and reserve units of the post-war era were equipped and trained for many tasks. They were flexible enough to help civil authorities in ways that would have been unimaginable in the 1920s and ’30s. Operation Overflow in 1948 was the first opportunity to show it. The B.C. mountains came under an unusuall...

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