RRSPs: Are they for you?

January 9, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Joyce Sharp, Communications and Marketing Manager, SISIP Commercial Services Even if you have a Canadian Armed Forces pension plan, or belong to another pension plan, there are still many reasons to consider contributing to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). Besides the fact that it is an easy way to start saving, here are more reasons to contribute: 1. Building up that nest egg can supplement your retirement income; 2. Contributions are tax deductible 3.Read More

Six new year tips for Christians

Six new year tips for Christians

January 9, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Marcin Rosinski Here is the new year, and with it the resolutions: “I will lose a few kilograms”, “I will run” … I wish you that with all my heart, but experience tells me not many of us will succeed. How can we make this year better? Well, unfortunately there is no universal solution. But here is a completely subjective list of New Year’s tips – straight from my head, my heartRead More

New Health Promotion program: Blast Off the Pounds!

January 9, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Tammy Buchanan, Health Promotion Manager Looking to make healthier choices this year? Blast Off the Pounds (BOP) is a new program developed to help members lose weight and start a regular exercise regime. The Health Promotion team, in collaboration with the Fitness and Sports crew, is committed to helping you make your positive changes “stick” this year. The 12-week program incorporates a diet component, training sessions, injury prevention and a visit to the grocery store,Read More

Butt Out!

January 9, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Health Promotion Are you wanting to quit smoking, vaping and/or chewing tobacco? If so, the pharmacist and Health Promotion Manager will be holding a Butt Out information session on: 17 January, 2018 1400-1500hrs 22 CF Health Services Centre The information session will review different medications that can ease physical withdrawal from nicotine, and will discuss the program’s education and support process to assist with problem solving and coping strategies to become addiction free! To registerRead More

The Cold Lake Marlins make a splash

January 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm

Alicia Keith The Cold Lake Marlins Swim Club had 28 swimmers turn out for their first splash meet of the 2017 – 2018 season at the Col JJ Parr Sports Centre. The goal of the splash meet is for swimmers to have fun while reinforcing their required competitive swimming skills. The meet is an opportunity for new and returning swimmers to experience a swim meet atmosphere in their home town. It also helps foster teamRead More

LCdr Melanie Espina, medical officer with 2 Field Ambulance, Petawawa and member of the CAF’s Disaster Assistance Response Team, examines a baby during Operation Renaissance in Sara, Philippines. 
Photo: MCpl Marc-Andre Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

CAF launches medical training competition

January 9, 2018 at 2:13 pm

The Maple Leaf The competition for a September 2018 start in a Canadian medical school within the Military Medical Training Plan (MMTP) has begun with the recent release of CANFORGEN 174/17. The MMTP is a competitive in-service selection plan that provides CAF members with the opportunity to receive a fully subsidized medical education at one of Canada’s 17 medical schools. The program subsidizes four years of medical school and a two-year family medicine residency program.Read More