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“Go on then, I’ll have one more drink!”

November 28, 2017 at 2:36 pm

MCpl Lee Sanders, Senior Breath Technician, 11 MP Flight Most of us have done it: gone out for a meal, met friends at home, and had that one drink. Then you decide to have just one more. Now you’re feeling good, in the party mood. But hey my car is here. “Well I only had a couple, I can drive.” Can you? Impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal injury and death in Canada.Read More

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Base Fund makes skiing and tubing more affordable

November 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

PSP Recreation Members of the 4 Wing defence team will be able to take advantage of subsidized ski passes at Kinosoo Ridge again this year. PSP has also added subsidized tubing passes for this season. The 4 Wing Base Fund is subsidizing the passes and, with the cooperation of the Municipal District of Bonnyville, offers them for sale from the Col JJ Parr Sports Centre welcome desk. The MD of Bonnyville operates the Kinosoo RidgeRead More

Clerk of the Privy Council calling for good news stories

November 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Submitted The Clerk of the Privy Council wants to hear from public servants from across the country and around the world about how you or someone you know has improved the workplace or helped the public service to serve Canadians better in 2017. • Have you made a change that has contributed to public service renewal? • Have you taken a concrete action to improve the mental health and wellness of your team? • DoRead More

Decembers have delivered snow, rain, warm, cold

Decembers have delivered snow, rain, warm, cold

November 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Averages & Extremes Pte Jennifer Fox, Briefer/Observer Out with the old and in with the new, 2017 is almost over! Winter holidays are coming up and events are endless, so enjoy the last month of the year with friends and family. November started off warm then became cooler, reminding us that winter is just around corner. The temperatures were lower than the norms with -6.3°C as an average high and -13.8° an average low. TheRead More

CWO Nault says communication is key to leadership.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Chatting with the Chief: WCWO sits down with The Courier

November 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

Jeff Gaye Since arriving last summer, Wing Chief Warrant Officer Remi Nault has spent a lot of time on the road. He is finally settling into his new role, and took the time to share his thoughts with The Courier. On leadership and the WCWO’s role: A WCWO functions as a “first among equals” with the squadron and unit warrant officers. CWO Nault said it’s important for him to earn the respect of his colleagues.Read More

RP Ops and Wing CE lit up the parade route with this colourful float.
Photo: Alina Mallais

Base personnel add to the fun at Santa Claus Parade

November 28, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Jeff Gaye Military members got into the spirit at the annual Cold Lake Santa Claus Parade on Friday. 4 Wing Community Council and Real Property Operations/Wing Construction Engineering each entered floats. Volunteers from both organizations walked alongside their floats, handing out candy to young spectators. The parade was a fun, noisy colourful procession, featuring floats and other mobile exhibits from local community organizations and businesses. Curbside was jammed with spectators of all ages – theRead More