Canadian Rangers assist in delivery of new ambulances to remote First Nation community – NetNewsLedger

November 4, 2022

The Commanding Officer of Ontario’s 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (3 CRPG) says recent Canadian Ranger assistance during a Canadian Armed Forces operation to deliver two ambulances to a First Nation community shows again how adept Rangers are at responding to the needs in the North.

Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Shane McArthur, said five Rangers were stood-up on Saturday Oct. 22 after the Royal Canadian Air Force was tasked with delivering two desperately needed ambulances to Pikangikum First Nation.

“Pikangikum Band and Council submitted a request for assistance to the Government of Canada because their ambulances were no longer serviceable resulting in potential immediate health concerns within the community. Two ambulances were sourced from Kenora Ontario and were quickly moved to Dryden Ontario. Since most of the year the community is only accessible by ferry barge or ice road in winter, the ambulances needed to be flown in,” said Lt.-Col. McArthur.

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