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  CFB Suffield - www.canadiansoldiers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Canadian Forces Base Suffield (also CFB Suffield), was the largest Canadian Forces Base at the close of the 20th Century and at that time one of the largest military training bases in the world.
Suffield is located in southeastern Alberta 50 km north of Medicine Hat and 250 km southeast of Calgary.
The lands comprising CFB Suffield were known as the "Suffield Block", resulting from the Dominion Land Survey and comprised marginal agricultural land, given the perpetual semi-arid prairie climate in that region.
www.canadiansoldiers.com /mediawiki-1.5.5/index.php?title=CFB_Suffield   (576 words)

 Canadian Forces Base Suffield - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
CFB SUFFIELD - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield is located in Southeastern Alberta, approximately 50 kilometres Northwest of Medicine Hat and 250 kilometres Southeast of Calgary.
Since the facilities at Suffield had been so valuable during the war, both to Canada and to her allies, and since the need for an extensive experimental range would continue in times of peace, there was general agreement that the station be maintained on a permanent basis.
The present CFB Suffield is a unit of the Canadian Forces embodied in the Regular Force and allocated to Land Force Command reporting through Land Force Western Area Headquarters (Edmonton).
www.army.forces.gc.ca /cfb_suffield/history.html   (1352 words)

 National Wildlife Area - CFB Suffield
The CFB Suffield National Wildlife Area consists of rare prairie grasslands of national significance that blanket landscapes such as sand hills, ancient glacial coulees, and the riverbank and breaks along the South Saskatchewan River valley.
When CFB Suffield was established in 1971 to support military training, the areas comprising the National Wildlife Area were classified as environmentally protected and their use was restricted.
The creation of the CFB Suffield National Wildlife Area signals that the federal government values the ecological significance of the area and is committed to its protection.
www.army.gc.ca /Suffield/English/backgrounder_dnd.asp   (977 words)

 History and Status - CFB Suffield - Environment Canada
CFB Suffield is one of the largest army training bases in the western world.
With the eventual recovery of the prairie pronghorn population, Wawaskesy National Park was abolished in 1938 by a land swap with the Province of Alberta to expand the area of Elk Island National Park near Edmonton.
When the feral horses were relocated out of CFB Suffield the need for a population of big grazing animals to maintain the ecological benefits of grazing was hotly debated.
www.mb.ec.gc.ca /nature/whp/nwa/suffield/dd02s02.en.html   (1107 words)

 CFB Suffield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The lands comprising modern-day CFB Suffield were known as the "Suffield Block", resulting from the Dominion Land Survey and comprised marginal agricultural land, given the perpetual semi-arid climate.
In 1941, the federal government expropriated the Suffield Block, purchasing the majority of the land from the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Hudson's Bay Company; 452 residents were displaced.
DRDC Suffield is the lead laboratory for Chemical and Biological Defence research, as well as in areas generally related to military engineering, mobility systems, and weapons system evaluation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CFB_Suffield   (638 words)

 DND/CF : News Room : Archives
When the CFB Suffield was established in 1971, the area was classified as environmentally protected and its use was restricted.
The formal designation of CFB Suffield as a National Wildlife Area reflects the Government of Canada's commitment to environmental stewardship and to the protection and conservation of critical habitats as shown by the recent Proclamation into law of the Species at Risk Act and changes to the Canada Wildlife Act.
The CFB Suffield National Wildlife Area will remain under the administrative authority of the Department of National Defence (DND) subject to a delegation of authority from the Minister of Environment to the Minister of National Defence.
www.forces.gc.ca /site/newsroom/view_news_e.asp?id=1118   (396 words)

 Regulations for Canadian Forces Base Suffield National Wildlife Area
The CFB Suffield NWA will remain under the administrative authority of DND and will be subject to the terms and conditions of a delegation of authority from the Minister of the Environment to the Minister of National Defence.
This area within CFB Suffield encompasses 458 km2 of unploughed prairie grassland blanketing rare landscapes of national significance including sand hills, ancient glacial coulees, and the riverbank and breaks along the South Saskatchewan River valley.
In western Canada, CFB Suffield is the sole large block of intact prairie grassland where the ecological integrity remains noticeably unimpaired and, consequently, where the diversity and abundance of native plant and animal species have not declined.
www.annettemoen.com /greenway/wildlife-area.html   (2206 words)

CFB Suffield contains the largest contiguous area of surviving native grassland (> 50% native vegetation remaining) in western Canada (Patriquin and Skinner 1992) and probably North America.
During the initial (1994) season at CFB Suffield efforts concentrated on identification of underlying gradients that may affect arthropod diversity within the system.
The grasslands ecosystem at Suffield can be partitioned into four major communities: terrestrial (tableland), soils, riparian and aquatic, each with its own set of underlying factors that affect biodiversity within the community.
www.eman-rese.ca /eman/reports/publications/sage/sage3.htm   (1346 words)

 Global Defence Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
CFB Suffield is an isolated community situated some 50km west of the city of Medicine Hat (population 52,000) and 250km south-east of Calgary.
Situated as it is, the main feature of the climate in the Suffield area is the wide range of seasonal day-to-day and daily temperatures and light precipitation.
The weather at Suffield is unpredictable, having been known to snow in June and in September.
www.global-defence.com /2006/Utilities/article.php?id=44   (2222 words)

 CM Magazine: Horses of Suffield.
In 1992, a portion of CFB Suffield was established as a National Wildlife Area, a sanctuary for wildlife, and the public was forbidden entrance.
The video is very careful to point out that the Suffield horses were feral (domesticated horses that returned to the wild), not wild horses.
The other uses made of the land under the control of CFB Suffield are briefly touched on, as is the fact that every year 1000 acres of prairie are lost to agriculture.
www.umanitoba.ca /cm/vol7/no2/horses.html   (591 words)

 CFB Suffield Canadian Forces Base National Wildlife Area - Environment Canada
, CFB Suffield is one of the largest blocks of unplowed grassland remaining in Prairie Canada, roughly one half the size of Prince Edward Island.
Undisturbed grasslands, sand hills, river breaks and wetlands are refuge to an army of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects currently exceeding 1,100 known species, 14 of which are listed as species at risk in Canada.
The Canadian Forces Base Suffield National Wildlife Area was formally established by Order In Council on June 19, 2003, pursuant to subsection 4(2) of the Canada Wildlife Act, whereby these protected lands will be operated by the Minister of National Defence as part of the Canadian Forces Base Suffield.
www.pnr-rpn.ec.gc.ca /nature/whp/nwa/suffield/dd02s00.en.html   (258 words)

 EnCana - Media Centre - Suffield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield in southern Alberta is one of Canada's best examples of successful shared land use.
CFB Suffield is one of Canada's largest military training and testing sites and has been operated by the Department of National Defence (DND) since 1941.
A 4,582 kilometre area of CFB Suffield is designated as a National Wildlife Area (NWA), and currently contains 1,154 shallow gas wells.
www.encana.com /media/suffield/index.html   (215 words)

 Investors Hub - Encana (ECA) Post #21
The Suffield natural gas play is one of EnCana's top fields and a big part of its strategy to focus on resource plays in North America.
CFB Suffield is one of the largest live-fire training facilities in the Western world.
British forces conduct the most important part of their mechanized training at Suffield, he said, with nearly 400 armoured vehicles such as tanks, personnel carriers and artillery pieces.
www.investorshub.com /boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=9266435   (1104 words)

The Suffield National Wildlife Area (SNWA) was proposed in 1992 to protect the sensitive eastern sections of the Base.
In 1941 the land now comprising CFB Suffield was expropriated by the Federal Government; about 125 families were affected.
CFB Suffield at that time supported about 4,000 Pronghorn, 1,500 Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus (Rafinesque)), and 1,000 White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann)).
www.biology.ualberta.ca /bsc/news17_2/grasslands.htm   (4744 words)

 Can the Air Force protect its airfields using Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles?
CFB SUFFIELD – The Air Force has stepped up its involvement in what is perhaps the most visible sign of capability transformation across the Canadian Forces – uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAV).
These and other questions were put to the test during the airfield security experiment, which was held in the vast expanse of southern Alberta, more specifically, the Defence Research and Development Canada experimental proving ground at CFB Suffield.
Special mention should go to the DRDC Suffield personnel who repeatedly worked late into the evening and again very early in the morning to ensure that the Silver Fox was ready for launch.
www.airforce.forces.gc.ca /news/2006/01/11_e.asp   (473 words)

 Live fire training ban urged: Soldier's family hopes to prev - Military Photos
Dale Cowie, 19, is believed to have been attempting to clear a blocked cartridge in his light machine-gun when it went off and killed him in a trench at CFB Suffield, 50 kilometres west of Medicine Hat.
The Canadian Department of National Defence is not conducting an investigation because an international agreement with the U.K. states the British government must investigate the death of its troops during training exercises at the base, said Locke.
Fatalities at CFB Suffield, one of the largest training areas in the world, are "few and far between," said Kripps, adding it's been at least three years since the last training death.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=49670   (1463 words)

 When a Soldier Falls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The fact that he had left CFB Suffield before the accident was not mentioned in the report, nor was the question of who had been acting as chief controller in his absence.
After the 2002 training accident at CFB Petawawa, the scene was preserved by the local MP section pending the arrival of the CFNIS investigating team.
He stated that the prevailing view at that time, based on all the information available from CFB Suffield, indicated that the incident was a straightforward accident.
www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca /reports/special/SoldierFalls/part4_e.asp   (11595 words)

 Fire Services Journal
The choice of CFB Suffield is fortunate since few other facilities can offer a comparable level of specialized expertise and controlled environments.
Established in 1939, CFB Suffield advanced to be one of the leading allied facilities in the field of chemical and biological weapons research by at least 1942.
Area “E” was specifically set up at the then Suffield Experimental Station in 1944 to test biological agents some 30 miles north of the main base.
www.fsj.on.ca /fullStoryViewer.php?page=7500000024   (1332 words)

 The Green Lane: [Speech] -- Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
What better way to show our appreciation of the beauty of this land than by the significant step forward we are taking here – which marks the culmination of a long and successful partnership.
In fact, an ecological inventory project by our two departments shows there is a richness in species on this land, a diversity, a habitat quality and an overall ecological integrity that makes this area very unique.
This is one of the reasons we have worked with the Canadian army, and are most pleased and proud today to officially declare CFB Suffield as a National Wildlife Area.
www.ec.gc.ca /minister/speeches/2003/030619_s_e.htm   (1546 words)

 Re: 'UFO' Over Ottawa - Balaskas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Many sightings of bright fireballs were made that same evening all across Canada but if the times for all these UFO sightings were correct, taking the different time zones and other details into account, these reports could not possibly be explained by a single fireball.
Paul Hellyer, past Canadian Minister of Defense and now leader of the Canadian Action Party, is the primary source for the secret Canadian UFO landing site in the early 1950s (not to be confused with the 1967 UFO landing pad built in St. Paul, Alberta for Canada's 100th anniversary).
Suffield after all was the Canadian equivalent to Area-51 where the Defense Department's Defense Research Board tested chemical weapons and new weapons of war.
www.virtuallystrange.net /ufo/updates/2004/apr/m07-062.shtml   (561 words)

 FPinfomart.ca - Archives Article - Suffield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Suffield refuge is home to colonies of the endangered burrowing owl.
A sign spells out special care required in the Suffield national wildlife area.
A military road and tank tracks share the rolling prairie with a herd of antelope at Canadian Forces Base Suffield.
www.fanweb.ca /news/articles/suffield.htm   (3363 words)

 Military Family Resource Center, Ralston, Alberta, CFB Suffield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
We all know and accept that deployment is a part of the military lifestyle but that doesn't make the separation any easier.
Although deployment is not a frequent occurence at CFB Suffield or BATUS, we are not immune to the stresses of our military members having to leave their families behind because of operational duties.
While the majority of our services are meant to be utilized by adults, we encourage you to get your children involved in our regular activities and programs to help them pass the time while that someone special is away.
www.cfbsuffieldmfrc.org /out.html   (420 words)

 EnCana Proposal to drill 1275 gas wells at the only National Wildlife area in Alberta!! | Alberta Environmental Network
It is now time to blitz the our Federal Government with mail about the 1275 proposed shallow gas wells that EnCana wishes to drill on the "protected" National Wildlife Area (NWA) at CFB Suffield.
EnCana Corporation is proposing to drill up to 1275 new shallow gas wells within the boundary of the Canadian Forces Base Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA) over a three-year period, essentially doubling the existing 1154 gas wells installed over the past 30 years.
For more information about the NWA, and CFB Suffield, check these websites, and see info at the bottom.
www.aenweb.ca /node/613   (1141 words)

the sub "purchase" was actually more of a barter deal, with the British continuing to use CFB Suffield for tank exercises, in return for the subs.
I fear we're going to see that same kind of knee-jerkism here, again, and most of the generally unlettered ostensibly "save our military" criticism at the moment (hint: any article on the Chicoutimi that uses the words "rust bucket," "Iltis" or "Sea King") is only enabling that response.
UPDATE 2: For thoroughness' sake, I should have mentioned that continued British use of the Goose Bay air training facility was also one of the rents on the sub deal balance sheet, as well as Suffield.
www.snappingturtle.net /flit/archives/2004_10_07.html   (673 words)

 AE Today - 2002, Issue 1
Infrastructure Upgrade at CFB Suffield is a critical component of new defence training facility
In 1998, BATUS began the implementation of the Area Weapons Effects Simulator (AWES), a US$180 million state-of-the-art system to simulate and measure the effects of artillery fire, and to track and analyse the movements of troops and vehicles during training.
To make AWES a reality, the infrastructure at CFB Suffield had to be expanded significantly.
www.ae.ca /aetoday/020102.html   (1236 words)

 NATO soldiers learn chemical, nuclear response tactics in Alberta
NATO soldiers are completing two weeks of training in southern Alberta, receiving instruction on how to handle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks.
Officials said the program, which began on July 15 and ends Friday, introduces small quantities of dangerous agents in a controlled environment.
CFB Suffield is one of only a few bases in the world that has the facilities to train soldiers using live agents, said Maj. Rodger Sloan, the deputy director of CFB's Suffield Counter Terrorism Centre.
www.cbc.ca /canada/story/2006/07/27/nato-suffield.html   (1070 words)

 Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2002-78
Application by THE BASE COMMANDER OF CANADIAN FORCES BASE, SUFFIELD ALBERTA, Lieutenant-Colonel C.H. Watson and his successors, Canadian Forces Base Suffield to amend the licence of radio station CKBF-FM CFB, Suffield, Alberta.
The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter at Wainwright (CFB) to broadcast the programming of CKBF-FM CFB Suffield, to adequately serve the British Armed Forces personnel and their dependents stationed at Wainwright CFB.
This service is exclusively designed for the British Forces based at Canadian Forces Bases of Wainwright and Suffield, Alberta.
www.crtc.gc.ca /archive/ENG/Notices/2002/pb2002-78.htm   (1247 words)

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