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Sgt Brad Jones, who is releasing from the Canadian Armed Forces, shows off a quilt he was presented by Quilts of Valour at 4 Wing Cold Lake.
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

Quilts can be welcome comfort to injured or ill members

October 8, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Sara White The national Quilts of Valour program has a network of quilters across Canada, including Cold Lake, working with fabric and patterns to make each quilt unique. The quilts are presented to injured or ill Canadian Armed Forces members.4 Wing Cold Lake Sergeant Brad Jones, who worked in aircraft maintenance, is one of the latest recipients of the quilts. Jones joined the armed forces 22 years ago and has been granted a medical releaseRead More

Finding Peace and Joy in Forgiveness

Finding Peace and Joy in Forgiveness

October 8, 2019 at 3:32 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Zibby Jonczyk Earlier this morning I had a chance to make a presentation about forgiveness which was a part of the Managing Angry Moments course offered by the 4 Wing’s Personnel Support Programs. I am not sure if you follow the news, but I was deeply moved today to see a video of this man, whose brother was killed INSIDE HIS OWN HOME by a police officer who allegedly entered the wrongRead More

World Mental Health Day: Promoting positive mental health

October 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm

Lucy Belanger The World Health Organization (WHO), of which Canada is a part, has designated October 10th as World Mental Health Day. The WHO uses this day as an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health issues and this year’s theme is suicide prevention. Positive mental health is the foundation upon which all health is built, is essential when dealing with all components of health, and can help mitigate the risk of suicide. Positive mentalRead More

More than 20 senior members kicked off fitness Healthy Workplace Month with a before work spin class at their Ottawa headquarters.
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Exercising in Ottawa

October 8, 2019 at 3:13 pm

You can’t put fitness into a savings account

October 8, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Dr. Darrell Menard Many of us hope that we will eventually be able to retire and financial advisors tell us that for this to happen we will need to save a great deal of money. The idea is to start saving early and later in life you can quit working and enjoy your golden years. Unfortunately many people are under the false impression that physical fitness works the same way. Let’s take a moment toRead More

4 Wing Cold Lake Fire Inspector Warrant Officer Stephen Foreman mans the Fire Prevention Week display at CANEX with items presented in a draw.  
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

Fire Prevention Week at 4 Wing

October 8, 2019 at 3:03 pm

Cliff Kenyon This is Fire Prevention Week across North America and including 4 Wing Cold Lake from Oct. 6 to 12. This year’s theme is that: “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and Practise your Escape.” The message is clear. Fire Prevention isn’t just a job for firefighters. It’s a job for everyone. Fire Prevention is a priority for Canadian Armed Forces and a mission 4 Wing Fire Department members take seriously throughout theRead More