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RCMP Help Move Toys For Northern Communities

By Katie Nicholls Dec 2, 2022 | 2:04 PM

It was a plane that was packed to the nines with toys.

The same plane that can do air drops of supplies, and is typically used for rescue missions, is currently being used to move toys around the province for the annual Toys for the North campaign.

A C-130 Hercules is in Thunder Bay to offload 12, 1,000lb pallets packed with toys for kids that live in remote first nations; Poplar Hill First Nation, Sachigo Lake First Nation and Webequie First Nation.

The Toys for the North campaign has been delivering toys to remote locations for over 10 years, and locally Northstar Air has been helping move some of the items for the last eight years.

Gardewine also helps with logistics by using its warehouse to sort the toys for each community and get them to the drivable locations.

Acadia News had the chance to tour the cargo jet and see its capacities as well as view the cockpit.

More details about the Toys for the North campaign can be found here.




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