Canadian Rangers Go Teams Provide Fast Support for Emergencies – NetNewsLedger

November 1, 2021

The Canadian Rangers of Northern Ontario have successfully concluded their busiest 19 months of responding to emergencies since their first patrol opened 27 years ago.

There are now Rangers, who are part-time army reservists, in 29 First Nations across the Far North of Ontario. Since March of 2020 they have responded to a range of emergencies, including assisting First Nations in crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting health authorities in providing vaccinations in 34 remote and isolated First Nations, monitoring spring ice break ups and doing forest fire watches, conducting search and rescue missions, and supporting First Nation emergency evacuations.

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