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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Area Support Unit Northern Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Approval of a Badge
December 1, 1999
Vol. IV, p. 19

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Blazon

Badge

Upon a base of two bars crested Argent and Azure a grassy mound growing thereon an Eastern white pine tree (Pinus strobus) proper;

Motto

REGIONEM BOREAM SUSTINENTES;


Symbolism

Badge

The base represents the lakes and landscapes of Northern Ontario. The white pine is also typical of this area.

Motto

This Latin phrase means "Uphold the Northern Region".


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 3, 2001, in Volume 135, page 4056 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Charles Maier, Athabaska Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Military Institution
Military