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April 23, 2019
By Rob Gowan, published on: April 23, 2019 | Last Updated: April 28, 2019 7:06 PM EDT
Retired Canadian Army Col. Alex Ruff is looking forward to a new mission as the federal Conservative candidate in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.
Ruff was declared the winner over four other candidates after the third ballot of a vote by more than 1,700 party members at East Ridge Community School on Monday...
Owen Sound, The Sun Times
April 16, 2019
Five Conservative candidates for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound riding
BY ADAM BELLAPRIL 16, 2019 4:00AM
Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound residents packed the auditorium at East Ridge Community School Monday evening to hear speeches from the five candidates seeking the Conservative nomination to replace the retiring Larry Miller... Rick Byers, Paul Vickers, Ken Brown, Chad Richards and Alex Ruff each spoke for seven minutes before heading into the nearby foyer of the school where they spoke with constituents...
April 15, 2019
Five candidates now in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Conservative race
By Rob Gowan, Published on: April 15, 2019 | Last Updated: April 15, 2019 10:20 PM EDT. Local Conservatives are poised to select their candidate to replace retiring Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Larry Miller... Hamley issued a statement on Monday announcing that he was withdrawing from the nomination and endorsing Ruff...
Owen Sound The Sun Times
March 6, 2019
A ‘Rock ‘n’ Bowl’ for Kids Sake makes a difference for youth
By Sandy Lindsay, March 6, 2019...The event began Friday evening when more than 100 supporters came out for the fun ‘Rock ‘n’ Bowl’ and then continued into Saturday when two shifts of more than 200 took part...
March 5, 2019
Conservative Nomination Candidate Alex Ruff Hosts Meet & Greet at Tobermory Brewing Company
On February 15th Alex Ruff took advantage of a break in the wintery weather to travel up the Peninsula for a Meet & Greet at the Tobermory Brewing Company, stopping for a photo op with Shirley...
The Bruce Peninsula Press
January 21, 2019
Tara native and retired Colonel seeks Conservative nomination
Retired Canadian Armed Forces Colonel, Alex Ruff, has thrown his hat into the ring for the nomination of Member of Parliament (MP) of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound for the Federal Conservative party. Ruff officially made his announcement on Sunday, January 20th, in his hometown of Tara, ON where almost 100 people...
January 18, 2019
Retired colonel announces bid for Conservative nomination
Tara native and retired Col. Alex Ruff announced Friday he will seek the Conservative nomination in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, the same day as Conservative MP Larry Miller announced he would not seek re-election....
Owen Sound The Sun Times
June 13, 2018
Presentation to Arran-Tara Elementary School
Col. Alex Ruff speaks to Arran-Tara Elementary School.
October 4, 2017
Lecture to Carleton University: "How the Canadian Armed Forces conducts operations"
LEARNING IN RETIREMENT. The Canadian Profession of Arms: Peacekeepers or Warriors? How the CAF conducts military missions...
Jan 30, 2013
Guest presenter at University of New Brunswick Conference
“Will Canada’s Training and Mentoring Experience Matter in Future?”
Lieutenant-Colonel Alex Ruff...
University of New Brunswick
Feb 28, 2012
Canada strengthens the Afghan army to put down the insurgency
Soldiers armed with cultural training are teaching a new generation of Afghans how to protect their family.
by Michael Petrou, Feb 28, 2012.
Feb 13, 2012
New wave of troops deploy to Afghanistan as part of NATO training mission
CFB GAGETOWN, N.B. – Family members wept and hugged each other as almost 100 soldiers departed Canadian Forces Base Gagetown on Monday night for Afghanistan to train troops from that nation...
By Kevin Bissett The Canadian Press
Feb 3, 2012
Gagetown soldiers prep for new Afghan role
CBC News · Posted: Feb 03, 2012 10:29 AM AT | Last Updated: February 3, 2012.
Soldiers from CFB Gagetown are once again preparing to deploy to Afghanistan, but this time it won't be in a combat role. The soldiers will be training soldiers and police with the National Afghan Security Forces.
Jan 18, 2008
Meritorious Service Decorations - Military Division
MAJOR ALEXANDER THOMAS RUFF, M.S.C., C.D.
Tara, Ontario, New Brunswick, Canada. Meritorious Service Decorations - Military Division
Meritorious Service Cross. Awarded on: January 18, 2008
Invested on: March 26, 2008
The Governor General of Canada
Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, Report of the Standing Committee on National Defence
Rick Casson, MP Chair. June 2007 39th parliament, 1st session. THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL DEFENCE has the honour to present its FIRST REPORT Pursuant to its mandate under Standing Order 108(2), the Committee has studied Canadian Forces in Afghanistan...
House of Commons Canada
May 24, 2007
Area soldier, students writing back and forth
NEWS May 24, 2007. SouthWesternOntario.ca. WHT Reporter.
Students in Cathy Cormack's Grade 7 class at Brant Central School have gotten some first-hand information about the war in Afghanistan. Major Alex Ruff, commanding officer of Hotel Company with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, began...
January 18, 2019
For immediate release
Friday, January 18, 2019 – TARA, ONT: After 25 years serving Canada in the Canadian Armed Forces, Alex Ruff returns to his roots for the opportunity to serve Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.
“I’ve spent my whole adult life in service. I've always considered it a privilege and honour to serve Canada...