- By Alistair MacDonald:
In the Arctic community of Baker Lake, Nunavut, some native Inuit see a baseball-cap-wearing army reserve called the Rangers as a key to the survival of their traditional culture.
The Rangers are a mainly Native American reserve force the Canadian military refers to as its eyes and ears in the North. Since winning office in 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has talked of boosting the country’s military presence in the sparsely populated Arctic. But Canada continues to mainly rely on a 5,000-strong force of reserves decked out in red hoodies and baseball caps to patrol an area larger than Western Europe...Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/canadarealtime/2014/12/02/in-canadas-north-rangers-keep-traditions-alive/