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  1. Cansky

    "Canadian Armed Forces creates new officer occupation for Physician Assistants"

    Modlrmike have to disagree on one point.  The sooner the CAF can get direct entry PAs the better, CAF hasn't been able to meet the need for PAs for many years.  Mostly due to the age and time in most PAs have when they reach the course.  When I retire 2 years ago they lost 22 PAs that year due...
  2. Cansky

    "Canadian Armed Forces creates new officer occupation for Physician Assistants"

    My understanding is yes to most of what you ask Blackadder.  Those who didn't want to become PAs where stopped at Sgt, they now can progress. There will be no more PAs in the NCM ranks they will soon only exist in the officer ranks just like in the US.  Those PA who don't want to be commissioned...
  3. Cansky

    Frank Evans

    Although I didn't know Frank well, I did know his wife Sandi.  May she and Connor find peace in the support they are recieving during these diffucult days.  Frank was also at one time in the artillery I didn't know he was RCR.
  4. Cansky

    Departmental Review - question about Time to get an answer

    Was going to do that but low and behold got a call yesterday, the descision was made finally and thankfully it was in my favor.
  5. Cansky

    Departmental Review - question about Time to get an answer

    I am going on 40+ weeks.  Give them a call if you havn't heard by 12 weeks.  They recieved my departmental review last May.  Called 4 weeks ago still hadn't been action but had been recieved.  Planning on calling again tomorrow.
  6. Cansky

    As of One Minute Ago, I am Now Retired

    Congrats on the the next chapter Tom.  Hope after all these years you actually retire and don't do like some of us starting another career.  Please having worked with you.  Enjoy retirement. Allan says congrats to
  7. Cansky

    Fallen Comrades (serving Canadian military)

    Yes it's true.  http://www.ppcli.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=34533 Apparently blood clot to the heart and he had recently retired.  RIP CWO pleasure to have served with you.
  8. Cansky

    LCol Erin Savage, CD - The RCMS

    RIP Erin.  You fought a hard fight to the bitter end.  Your an inspiration to all of us who had the pleasure of working with you.  You'll be missed but not forgotten.
  9. Cansky

    IPR service Couple

    My spouse retired at 20 years (5 years ago) and we used his IPR at that time. We weren't expecting to leave Ont and the house we were in was too small.  We wound up being transferred and I retired this year after 26 years and I am entitled to the IPR too.    Unsure of the reference but yeas a...
  10. Cansky

    Med Tech Hiring

    Further clarification for the actual med tech training, only clinical and field portions are in Borden,  all med techs go to either Quebec or NB for their paramedic portion.
  11. Cansky

    Fallen Comrades (retired members)

    Another young former medic has passed away.  Paul Currie lost his battle with cancer last night.  He was a medic for many years with most of it with PPCLI and 1 field ambulance, he remustered to firefighter and eventually retired in NWT working as a civi firefighter.  Rest in peace my friend you...
  12. Cansky

    Pets on QL3s

    You will not be accomadate for pets in barracks on med tech training.
  13. Cansky

    Fallen Comrades (serving Canadian military)

    RIP Dan, of note he was still a serving member of the CF at the time of his passing.  Mods can this be moved EDIT:  Done, thanks. Bruce
  14. Cansky

    Voluntary Release Questions

    By clicking on his name and  seeing his profile you will see Cpl 7 years thus entitled to 6 month release.  Can be done faster if good reason however in my experience that only happens if there are compassionate reasons.  Ie family death leaving a family business with no one to run it.  Or if...
  15. Cansky

    Old Dragoon (RCD)

    If your on Facebook there is a Facebook page "RCD". Link here https://www.facebook.com/groups/2214004605/?ref=ts&fref=ts.  Often the passing of former members is mentioned here but you might also be able to touch base with some of the old guard who may have the info you require. 
  16. Cansky

    Military veteran charged following incident at Wainwright

    Yes R2MR is good training and as a Physician Assistant I agree that Mental Health First Aid should be taught too.  However getting anyone to attend these course will be very difficult.  Heck we can't get most folks to do annual IBTS training every year or First aid on a regular basis.  R2MR is...
  17. Cansky

    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    Well after getting no responses to my questions and seeing no response to anyone else's, plus the fact they those responses questioning his military service seemed to always disappear I decided to report the page to who every it is in Facebook one reports this to.  ID it as a scammer/ spam...
  18. Cansky

    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    Hey George I know for a fact that highlight portion is a lie, he has at least one other child.  And according to facebook the said daughter is alive and has a Facebook account
  19. Cansky

    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    Because most of the posts asking for his unit, years served ect mysteriously disappear.  MM who's real I'd I know did post similar to mine and within 30 mins it was taken down.  Now there are quite a few posts asking the same questions and he is having trouble keeping up.  Clint Hardman (I doubt...
  20. Cansky

    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    Yes it is