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41 Signal Regiment trains for winter survival at CFB Wainwright


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It’s always a great day when you can visit the troops and observe their training. I’m always impressed by the level of expertise and the sense of duty on display by the soldiers I meet and help support in whatever way I can.

Winter survival training is important for Canadian soldiers. Not only because Canada’s climate is harsh and soldiering is a year-round job, but also, because soldiers may be deployed to other cold parts of the world and it is important that they are prepared to operate in these extremes.

Winter survival training also helps soldiers to develop self-reliance, resourcefulness, and resilience, skills that are important in any operational environment. In order to do so, they need to be trained in winter survival skills such as how to build shelter, start a fire, navigate in the snow, trap an animal, and deal with hypothermia and frostbite.

Winter survival training is a key component of the overall readiness and preparedness of the Canadian Army and helps to ensure that soldiers have the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out their missions successfully and safely, even in the harshest of winter conditions.

On February 11th, Honourary Lieutenant Colonel  Tara Veer and I had the opportunity to travel with the unit’s command team to CFB Wainwright to observe the troops in action.

Here’s a slide show that shows a few of the sights from our visit to the training site.


Lloyd Lewis is Honourary Colonel of 41 Signal Regiment, a communications unit assigned to 41 Canadian Brigade Group in Alberta.





President Todayville Inc., Honorary Colonel 41 Signal Regiment, Board Member Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award Foundation, Director Canadian Forces Liaison Council (Alberta) musician, photographer, former VP/GM CTV Edmonton.

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Innisfail Ala. – On May 29, 2023, at approximately 4:10 a.m., the Super 8 motel in Innisfail was the victim of an armed robbery. Three male suspects entered the hotel, two of which had firearms.  Money was demanded from the manager. All three left the motel in a vehicle which is described as:

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The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: Caucasian male, tall and muscular. Wearing jeans and a grey Under Armour hoody. He was carrying a pistol.

Suspect #2: Caucasian male,  short.  Wearing all black. He was carrying a sawed off shotgun

Suspect #3: Caucasian male tall with a chubby belly. He was wearing a grey hoody, jeans and a black ball hat.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3341 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).

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