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MWO Marc Fontaine (left) and WCWO Rémi Nault inspect the work of several goats who grazed the overgrown vegetation on the berms of the X-Area on August 8.
AB Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

Kids at work

August 14, 2018 at 6:52 am
The Niemi and Tucker families. From left: Olivia Labar, LCol Seane Doell, CO of 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron, Marlin Labar, Victor Labar, Nicki Niemi, Nick Niemi, Hailey Thackeray, Carol Tucker, Susan Tucker, and Cpl Dan Chapesky, of 1 Air Maintenance Squadron.
Photo: Cpl MacLean, 4 Wing

They’re not forgotten: returning to Cold Lake 30 years after tragedy

August 14, 2018 at 6:45 am

Jeff Gaye Nicki Niemi Cammack and Susan Tucker came to know each other under the worst circumstances. Each lost a brother in separate CF-18 crashes 15 months apart. Capt Wally Niemi of 410 Squadron died when his Hornet crashed on Seibert Lake, about 80 kilometres northwest of Cold Lake, on January 11, 1989. Then on April 22, 1990, Capt Hollis Tucker of 441 Squadron crashed in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of VancouverRead More

4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle visited a survival course at the Cold Lake Cadet Summer Training Centre on August 2. 
Photo: FSgt Ben Smith, Cadet Correspondent

Wing Commander visits Cadet training centre

August 14, 2018 at 6:20 am
LCol Kettles leads a march past after taking command of 410 Squadron.
Photo by Jeff Gaye

LCol J.S. Kettles assumes command of 410 Squadron

August 14, 2018 at 6:06 am

Jeff Gaye LCol James Kettles has taken command of 410 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron, succeeding LCol Seane Doell. LCol Kettles is posted from NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany, where he had been the department director of the Joint Targeting Interoperability Curriculum. This is his fourth posting to Cold lake, where he had previously served with 410 Squadron (twice), 441 Squadron and 409 Squadron. LCol Doell has been wearing two different CO hats since July 12,Read More

A CF-18, an F-16 and an F-22 conduct a special fly past comemmorating NORAD’s 60th anniversary.
pHOTO BY Mike Luedey, Yellow Drum Productions

Cold Lake Air Show takes the weather in stride, delivers the thrills

July 24, 2018 at 10:00 am

Jeff Gaye Twenty thousand aviation buffs had their eyes on the skies over Cold Lake all weekend. In the end, they loved what they saw. Weather had threatened to dampen the fun. Heavy rain Friday night soaked much of the airfield, and the risk of damaging hail from Friday’s storms forced some aircraft to “evacuate” the area until the weather cleared. But the sun was shining when the gates opened Saturday morning. While air showRead More

Cadets hold first graduation parade of the summer

Cadets hold first graduation parade of the summer

July 24, 2018 at 10:00 am