OPINION: Arctic search and rescue lacking

On average, between 2001 and 2010 more than five per cent of the aircraft accidents were in the Arctic. Yet there are still no dedicated SAR air assets in the Arctic.

Warrant officer Dan Lamoureux, search and rescue technician from 442 Squadron, based out of Comox, B.C., pictured on April 17 placing an empty jerry can on the Arctic tundra in preparation for a SAR exercise during Operation Nunalivut 2012. Photograph courtesy of Corporal Jax Kennedy, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

By Pierre Leblanc

PUBLISHED :Monday, June 18, 2012 4:50 PM

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