Canadian Army begins training in Arctic area

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Some 2,500 Canadian Army soldiers began on Monday a month-long training in several areas of Canada's North, according to the Canadian Department of National Defense.

The training is meant to maintain and sharpen the army's operational capabilities in austere Arctic environments.

The troops will develop and test their advanced cold-weather survival skills, as well as prepare for quick responses to simulated threats and domestic emergencies, such as natural disasters, extreme weather events and other hazards.

Highlights of the training will include parachute jumps and engagement involving remote First Nations communities.

The trainings offer the Canadian Army a valuable opportunity to collaborate with local communities, as well as other government departments and agencies.

Soldiers from the United States Army National Guard, the New Zealand and Polish Armed Forces have also been invited to take part in the training in an effort to strengthen interoperability between Canada and these nations. Endit

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