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Crafts are a huge hit with children at MFRCS during Storytime with Santa.
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

PSP celebrates National Child Day

December 10, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Alisha (Nikki) Sinclair, Community Recreation Supervisor On November 16, 2019 bases across Canada and Europe celebrated National Child Day. A variety of events were held around the globe but with one commonality; a wooden heart art project. Each participant painted their own wooden heart, making them unique, where they were shipped to the Canadian War Museum for display on November 27. 4 Wing Cold Lake participated in this special event with sponsorship support from BMORead More

Moderation is the key to a happy holiday

December 10, 2019 at 11:16 am

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist As December begins, the season of holiday parties and functions are in full swing. Although some may view the upcoming holiday season as being synonymous with alcohol, it’s important to realize that alcohol consumption is not necessary for having a good time. If you choose to drink, then do so with moderation to ensure you have a healthier and safer holiday. Drinking during the holidays has been normalized and, althoughRead More

Is it alright to complain to my manager? How do I start the discussion?

December 10, 2019 at 11:07 am

Ken Ashdown, CCMS West/North (Esquimalt/Comox/BC AOR) Civilians and military members of the Defence Team ask if it’s appropriate to complain to their supervisors/managers – and if so, how to do it so it doesn’t trigger an unintended reaction. Generally, if there’s an issue that negatively affects the working environment or how you do your job – whether it’s structural, informational, or about some aspect of your working relationships, then it’s probably appropriate to discuss itRead More

A family poses for a portrait with Santa offered at CANEX.
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

Storytime with Santa all for fun

December 10, 2019 at 9:45 am

The Courier Storytime with Santa is a huge annual event at 4 Wing Cold Lake hosted by Military Family Resources Centre Society (MFRCS). This year, more than 600 registered to take part and play games, try crafts, enjoy snacks and meet with Santa at MFRCS and at CANEX. Everyone was invited including military members and civilians from Cold Lake. Costs are covered by nearly 20 sponsors.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds have returned to full operations at their home base of 15 Wing Moose Jaw,  Sask.
Photo: MSgt. Becky Vanshur, U.S. National Guard

Snowbirds return to full flight schedule

December 10, 2019 at 9:40 am

Royal Canadian Air Force The Canadian Forces Snowbirds returned to full operations at their home base at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Sask., on December 5, 2019. The CT-114 Tutor fleet had been on an operational pause since Snowbird 5 was forced to eject prior to an air show at the Atlanta Speedway on October 13, 2019. While the Royal Canadian Air Force Directorate of Flight Safety is continuing its investigation, the return to operations followsRead More

4 Wing curlers win silver

December 10, 2019 at 9:32 am

Cliff Kenyon Members of a “ragtag” team of Cold Lake curlers are basking in a silver victory after a four-day campaign at the Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club. Members took the silver in the Canada West Regional Curling Tournament finals held Dec. 5 after being defeated by team Edmonton which grabbed the gold scoring 8 to 2. Edmonton was undefeated from the start. “Despite Cold Lake’s best efforts Edmonton would not be un-seated,” saidRead More