A record number of federal departments and agencies are participating in the government's latest Arctic sovereignty exercise, which began yesterday, the Canadian Press reported this week. Operation Nanook 2008 includes 120 Canadian soldiers, 70 Canadian Rangers and such agencies as the Canada Border Services Agency and Canadian Security Intelligence Service. This year's edition of the annual exercise will simulate a disease outbreak on a cruise ship, a hostage-taking on a cruise ship, and a fire on a Russian cargo ship.
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