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About your out-of-country travel benefits

July 25, 2017 at 12:05 pm

MILPERSCOM Planning a trip can be stressful, especially when you’re reuniting with your family while posted out-of-country (OUTCAN). Knowing your travel benefits as a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member can help. Depending on your personal situation, there are four benefits available when you are on Foreign Service: • Home Leave Travel Assistance (HLTA) to help you cover travel expenses for you or your next of kin, but you must be on leave to be eligible;Read More

Change of Command parades aren’t always routine

Change of Command parades aren’t always routine

July 25, 2017 at 11:59 am

From the Editor’s Desk Jeff Gaye Speeches at a Change of Command ceremony can be predictable. When I was with the Royal Canadian Artillery band, it was a running joke that almost every new CO on parade would open his remarks, in badly mangled French, with “Je swee tray fee-air d’etre ici parmy voo aur jou d’hui” (“I am very proud to be here among you today”). Happily, that line seems to have fallen outRead More

The Medicine Wheel is an ancient symbol of  First Nations spirituality

The Medicine Wheel is an ancient symbol of First Nations spirituality

July 25, 2017 at 11:58 am

Padre Zibby Jonczyk Although I am not an expert when it comes to First Nations spirituality, I would like to share with you some of my limited knowledge of a symbol which perhaps you might have seen around Cold Lake. You will find it on the sign for the Cold Lake Museum and Casino Dene among other places. That symbol is the Medicine Wheel. Ancient people of different cultures have left us with some spectacularRead More