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Face behind the photos

Face behind the photos

May 21, 2019 at 10:44 am

The Courier Rank: Avr Hometown: Greenwood, NS How long have you been in the CAF? Almost two years. Why did you become an Imagery Tech? My mom gave me a camera when I was 10 years old and I haven’t stopped shooting since. What is your favourite type of photography? As I am new to the trade, I am still getting my feet wet. I did use a technique where I illuminated a lake byRead More

Holy Land Pilgrimage:  A spiritual experience that I recommend

Holy Land Pilgrimage: A spiritual experience that I recommend

May 21, 2019 at 10:38 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Jacques Tremblay A few months ago, I made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. With a group of pilgrims, led by a priest and a guide, we walked in the footsteps of Jesus through the places where the biblical stories are becoming alive while visiting some historical cities: Bethlehem (where Jesus-Christ was born), Nazareth (where lived the holy family), Capernaum (where Jesus taught), Jericho (the oldest city of the world) and JerusalemRead More

Wild crocuses reach for the sun as a sure sign of spring at treed areas in Mackenzie on base.
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

Yuck! Spring caterpillars are sure to return soon to Cold Lake

May 21, 2019 at 10:33 am

City of Cold Lake This spring will see two plagues of nature sweeping through Cold Lake. Residents are likely to remember the wiggling masses of Tent Caterpillars that swarmed the area last spring. Considering the caterpillars are currently in the peak of their seven-year cycle, numbers are expected to decrease over the next couple of years until they are virtually unnoticeable in quantity. City of Cold Lake staff are taking a mechanical approach to controllingRead More

Photo: Submitted

Community garden plots now available

May 21, 2019 at 10:30 am

If you have a green thumb and you want some exercise but no yard, you need not go far. How about your own garden plot on the base to plant as you wish? The Health Promotion Department has partnered with Community Recreation to offer a limited number of community garden plots. The aim is for the food grown in the garden to be made available to your Unit/Section as a way to promote healthy eating.Read More

Monument marks Vimy Ridge battle.
Photo: Submitted

Air battle preceded Vimy Ridge

May 21, 2019 at 10:21 am

Major Bill March The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a part of the larger Battle of Arras from April 9 to May 16, 1917. It took place from Easter Monday on April 9 until April 12 and was a decisive defeat of the German defenders. The victory is viewed as a milestone in the development of Canada’s identity as a sovereign and independent nation. The first time all four divisions of the Canadian Corps hadRead More

MCpl Heppell receiving his promotion to the rank of sergeant from Major Owens in the 10 Field Technical Training Squadron (10 FTTS) hangar at 4 Wing Cold Lake. Left to Right: Major Owens, Sgt Heppell, MCpl Heppell, MWO Dubreuil.
Photo: Cpl St-Cyr

10 FTTS promotion celebrated

May 21, 2019 at 10:17 am