Rangers participate in north coast training exercise

  • Aug. 30, 2010 8:00 a.m.

Three Rangers from the islands took part in a training exercise last weekend north of Terrace, Masset Patrol Commander Maryanne Wettlaufer tells us. Ms Wettlaufer, along with Ranger Laurel McNeil from Sandspit and Sandspit Patrol Commander Peter Grundman, were among the approximately 30 Canadian Rangers from the north coast who conducted ground search and rescue training at Gil Island and Mount Kologet. The three Haida Gwaii Rangers were tasked to the Mount Kologet portion of the exercise, Ms Wettlaufer said. This included a helicopter drop off and a climb to the wreckage site of a B-36 bomber that crashed in the 1950s. This coming weekend, the Sandspit Ranger patrol will be hosting a land, water and air training exercise that includes a search on Marble Island.