National News

  • 14 Nov 2016

    With a military exercise coming for 2CMBG (Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group), 2CER (Combat Engineer Regiment) HET (Heavy Equipment Troop) is looked towards to support Regimental exercise STORMING SAPPER and Brigade exercise STORMING BEAR. During the exercises, HET has been...

  • 11 Nov 2016

    All Sappers Memorial at Vedder Crossing.— Image Credit: Greg Laychak - Chilliwack Times

    Article by Greg Laychak - Chilliwack Times

    Reprinted from the Chilliwack Progress 9 November 2016

    Two city employees trim trees and clear branches and leaves around the Chilliwack War Memorial behind the Chilliwack...

  • 11 Nov 2016

    Among the Canadian graves at Bergen-Op-Zoom in the Netherlands is that of Robert Charles Dionne, one of five members from a local family who served in the Second World War. Canadian War Graves Commission photo.

    Reprinted from the Sarnia Journal 11 November 2016

    By Tom Slater and Tom St. Amand

    In 1934, the Dionne quintuplets became internationally famous, a medical marvel and instant symbols of joy and of hope in the Great...

  • 11 Nov 2016

    Reprinted from VOCM News Radio Website 11 November 2016

    A Newfoundlander and member of the Canadian Armed Forces was just awarded with one of the greatest honours in the Canadian military.

    Cory Kavanagh is a combat engineer with the 37...

  • 11 Nov 2016

    Sapper Steven Marshall was killed Oct. 30, 2009, while on patrol in Panjwai District about 10 km southwest of Kandahar City. He was the 133rd Canadian to die in Afghanistan. DND Photo.

    Reprinted from the Calgary Sun, 10 November 2016

    Article by Bill Kaufmann, the Calgary Sun

    When her friend Steven Marshall was slain by a Taliban IED, Cindy Veilleux...

  • 07 Nov 2016

    CME Badge

    Your United Way donation can be directed to the CME Museum. When your United Way campaigner asks for a donation, you can direct your donation to the Charity of your choice by completing the proper section of the donation form.

    To make a United Way Campaign donation to...

  • 05 Nov 2016

    As Remembrance Day approaches, time should be taken to remember those who have gone before us.

    These are the members of the Engineer family whose deaths we have been able to record since our last Tribute page, ...

  • 29 Oct 2016

    Members of RCAF USAR traverse a rubble pile using a DELSAR to detect victims (Photo by Capt M Sukstorf)

    By Capt Matt Sukstorf, 19 Wing Fire Chief

    17 Oct to 29 Oct 2016 saw members of the RCAF Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team complete training to become Technical Search Specialists and Structural Collapse Technicians. The intensive training...

  • 14 Oct 2016

    After Hurricane Hazel, officers from the 2nd Field Engineer Regiment created a Baily Bridge. In 1984, members of the regiment including, from left to right, are Lt/Col Ron Milne, Lt/Col Art Keith, Captain Tom Hatch, Major Mid Kitchen, and Lt/Col John Wasteneys, were granted was granted the Freedom of Metropolitan Toronto in recognition of its work in restoring bridges in southern Ontario in 1954. Oct. 7, 2016. (Mid Kitchen photo)

    By Larry Noonan, Reprinted from

    The night of Oct. 15, 1954, during Hurricane Hazel, saw 21.6 centimetres of rain pelt the Toronto area. With many bridges washed out, transportation between points east of the Rouge...

  • 30 Sep 2016

    Pedestrian Suspension Bridge across the Moose Jaw River

    Written by Capt Nicholas Bonderoff, OC 46 ES, 38 CER

    During two weeks in September 2016, members of 38 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) constructed a Pedestrian Suspension Bridge across the Moose Jaw River completing the Trans Canada Trail...