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Members of 4 Wing were among those on parade.
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Air Task Force – Romania marches in Romanian National Day parade

December 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Capt Mathew Strong, Air Task Force – Romania Public Affairs Members of the Operation Reassurance Air Task Force in Romania (ATF-Romania) participated in a parade commemorating the Romanian National Day in Bucharest on December 1. “Since the start of our mission, when we first arrived here in Romania, we pledged to interact with and support our Romanian hosts as much as possible,” said LCol Mark Hickey, Commander of ATF – Romania. “When the opportunity toRead More

Government launches competitive process to replace CF-18 fighters

December 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Public Services and Procurement Canada/The Courier The Government of Canada has announced a competition to permanently replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-188 Hornet fighter fleet. As outlined in the Strong, Secure, Engaged defence policy, Canada will purchase 88 advanced fighter aircraft, the most significant investment in the Royal Canadian Air Force in more than 30 years. Proposals will be assessed on cost, technical requirements and industrial, technological and economic benefits. The evaluation of bidsRead More

Holiday movie schedule

Holiday movie schedule

December 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Jeff Gaye Wednesday, December 20, 7:00 pm: The Night Before (2015) – Three buddies have celebrated Christmas Eve together for ten years, but one of them is about to become a dad. They decide to make their last Christmas Eve bro-bash the most epic ever. Rated 14A. Friday, December 22, 7:00 pm: A Christmas Carol (2009) – Jim Carrey plays Scrooge in this retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. Rated PG. Sunday, December 24: NoRead More

City council passes 2018 operating, capital budgets

December 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm

City of Cold Lake/The Courier Cold Lake City Council unanimously passed the 2018 operating and capital budgets with just over $53.5 million in total expenditures, forecasting an average municipal tax increase of about 4.8 per cent. The 2018 operating budget was passed at about $51.4 million, including a transfer to the capital budget of about $9.2 million. Including this transfer, the capital budget is approximately $11.5 million. “We balanced our city’s priorities of dealing withRead More

Col William McKnight, left, and WCWO Gail Burke carve the turkey.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, Wing Imaging

Wing workload winding down as Christmas approaches

December 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Jeff Gaye There’s still work to be done as the Christmas leave period nears, but 4 Wing personnel are finding time to celebrate festive traditions. Last Thursday 4 Wing’s leadership and command teams served their subordinates at the annual Junior Ranks Christmas Dinner. The tradition has its roots in British military custom, where on Boxing Day the Commanding Officer and the youngest private would trade places for the day, and the officers served a ChristmasRead More

Commander’s Commendation: Capt King

401 Squadron presentations

December 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm