OTTAWA — The military is permanently removing Col. Leif Dahl from his post as commander of Canadian Forces Base Trenton a month after he was charged with weapons offences.
Ontario Provincial Police say they charged Dahl on Aug. 25 after he was seen shooting at protected wildlife from a boat in Quinte West, Ont.
Police allege Dahl threw two firearms into the canal, which their dive team recovered, and they have charged him with obstructing police.
He also faces a charges related to hunting without a license and careless use and storage of a firearm.
The allegations have not been proven in court.
The military temporarily replaced Dahl in August, but has now named Col. Leighton James the commander of 8 Wing Trenton.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 29, 2023.
The Canadian Press