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U.S. Marine Corps simulates anti-ship long range fires in Japan – Defence Blog

Video and photos released Monday by 1st Marine Aircraft Wing show U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 and Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 participated in the Harpoon training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. According to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, during the exercise, Marine Aircraft Group 12 squadrons focused …

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Arthritis patients become collateral damage in war against COVID-19

Article content Some arthritis patients in Quebec are emerging as collateral damage of the province’s war on COVID-19. Quebec health officials decided last month — with some exceptions — to temporarily suspend sales of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Quebec cited the …

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Lockheed Martin releases video of simulated strike against Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile – Defence Blog

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp released a video dedicated to “Skunk Works”, the secret Research and development team at the company. It is responsible for a number of aircraft designs, including the U-2, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, which …

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Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs meet with Mohawk supporters at Kahnawake

Hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation whose opposition to a western pipeline has spurred rail blockades across Canada came to Kahnawake to give thanks for Mohawk support on Saturday. They were expected to address the media in the late afternoon. They were welcomed by more than 100 Kahnawake Mohawks and members of other local bands …

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Raytheon shared unique video of Griffin missile tests – Defence Blog

On Thursday, Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense contractors, shared a video of Griffin missile weapon tests. Video posted on Twitter on Fer. 13 appears to show the test of Griffin low-cost modular system, that can be launched from the ground or air as a rocket-powered missile or dropped from the air as …

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Hold on to your parka, Montreal. Up to 50 cm of snow is on the way

Environment Canada has updated its winter storm warning for the Montreal area, raising the maximum possible precipitation to 50 centimetres by Friday evening. That’s more than the 45 cm max in its earlier warning, issued Thursday morning. As snow was falling, the updated late-afternoon warning predicted that “a total of 30 to 50 centimetres of …

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Confidence and creativity driving Canadiens’ power play | HI/O Show

On this week’s show, our panelists — CBC Daybreak Montreal’s Jessica Rusnak, Julian McKenzie of CTV Montreal and Habs Eyes On the Prize, and comedian Joey Elias — along with host Adam Susser talk about the Canadiens’ resurgence with the man-advantage and the Habs’ struggles against the NHL’s bottom-feeders. They also weigh in on these topics: Rookies getting opportunities to …

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U.S. Navy christens newest aircraft carrier – Defence Blog

The U.S. Navy has christened its newest Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), during a ceremony on Saturday, December. 6, at the Newport News Shipbuilding. John F. Kennedy is the second aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford class, slated to replace USS Nimitz (CVN 68), when that ship is …

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Early winter has Old Brewery Mission opening overflow shelter a month sooner

An overflow shelter for the homeless set to open for the winter Monday night on the site of the former Royal Victoria Hospital will have 150 beds – up from 82 last year. And because winter came early, the shelter is opening a month earlier than last year. It will remain open through April.Last winter, …

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#ICYMI: Montreal’s budget, property taxes and SNC-Lavalin testimony

What a Monday it’s been! Mayor Valérie Plante presented Montreal’s budget for 2020. It envisions $6.17 billion of spending partially financed by a 2.1 per cent hike in residential property taxes. Plante said the budget is geared to her administration’s four priorities: mobility, ecological transition, housing and economic development. Spending highlights include the acquisition of …

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