On Saturday November 18, at approximately 7:00 p.m a soldier from the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, was found deceased at Canadian Forces Base Shilo, Manitoba, while participating in an Army Reserve training exercise.
The deceased is Corporal Nolan Caribou, who was an infantryman with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Corporal Caribou served with the Unit for five years and has not been deployed operationally as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
The death took place during an exercise focused on basic defensive routines, patrolling, and raids. No live ammunition was utilized during the exercise.
“On behalf of the members of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, I would like to relay our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Corporal Nolan Caribou. We are saddened by the loss of this soldier, who was a valued member of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles,” Royal Winnipeg Rifles Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Sean Moran.
The death occurred on DND property and is currently under investigation by Canadian Forces National Investigation Service. Until the investigation is complete, we are unable to provide further details.