New Glasgow first N.S. town to receive Cougar

Published on March 4, 2013
Cougar
CHRISTOPHER CAMERON - THE NEWS

New Glasgow town councillor and New Glasgow Regional Police Service commissioner Jack Lewis and Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay discuss the Cougar armoured vehicle acquired by the New Glasgow department recently at a short showcase on Sunday.

The vehicle will be used by the emergency response team (ERT) to better protect the public and ensure officer safety in dangerous situations.

The department applied a year ago for one of the cougar vehicles from the Department of National Defence through the system for disposable assets. The vehicle was used in the Balkans and Somalia and no money was exchanged in this acquisition, according to MacKay.