Ice Storm 1998

On 8 January 1998, the Canadian Armed Forces launched Operation RECUPERATION in response to the ice storm that hit strong parts of Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick. More than 15,000 troops were deployed to help local authorities provide shelter and medical care, evacuate the sick and injured, and restore power grids across eastern Canada. To this day, it remains the largest domestic troop deployment in Canadian history, drawing from roughly 200 different military units across the three branches of the Armed Forces.