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The Civil Air Search and Rescue Association is in progress to be revived in northern Manitoba

There’s a move to revive the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association or CASARA here in the northern part of the province.

Colin Bennett, a volunteer with the association is working to bring that about.  He talks here about the reception his idea is receiving.

“I’ve spoken with a number of people in Thompson, I went to City Hall, to the fire department, to the airport administration, to NAV Canada, to the office of the Fire Commissioner in Brandon, to the RCMP Search and Rescue and said ‘Hey, here is what I want to do, what do you think?’ and to a person that I spoke with said, ‘Fantastic idea, what can I do?’”

A Provincial Search and Rescue exercise or SAREX will take place here in Thompson on September 22nd and 23rd.

Volunteers who signed up during the Health and Leisure Mart will be included in the exercise.

For more on the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, go to their website at CASARA National.  You can also listen to the first of a two-part Thompson Today at 12:40 and 5:10.    Part two plays tomorrow at the same times.

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