The Military Police motorcycle relay for the MPs’ Blind Children’s Fund left Cold Lake August 6 with $5,200 more than it arrived with. Local MPs raised money over the past year, 20 riders took part in a poker derby, and 784 Wing RCAFA and the Grand Centre Lions Club came through with generous donations to help MPs assist young people with vision impairments.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Relay riders rally for MPs’ Blind Children’s Fund

August 15, 2017 at 4:38 pm

Sexual Misconduct Response Centre releases its first annual report

August 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm

DND/The Courier The Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC) has released its 2016-2017 annual report. The SMRC was established in September 2015 to support CAF members who have experienced or been affected by harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour. It is independent from the chain of command, and is a cornerstone of the response to the External Review Authority Report on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces and of Operation Honour. The annualRead More

The 4 Wing Skate Park is open for use. The park is next to the Col JJ Parr Sports Centre near the splash park. It is an unsupervised facility, so use it at your own risk – wearing of safety gear is strongly recommended.
Photo: PSP

Skate park ramps up for summer

August 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Photo by Corporal Andre Maillet, 4 Wing Imaging

It takes great people to deliver operational excellence

August 15, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Wing Commander’s Message / Message du commandant de l’escadre Col Paul Doyle, MSM, CD We are experiencing a beautiful summer in Cold Lake, and the Acting Wing Chief Warrant Officer and I would like to invite everyone to take advantage of the wonderful things the region has to offer. We would also like to welcome all our new members and their families to Cold Lake. As we enter the month of August, we are closerRead More

Peter Bregg, photographer, captures a group shot of CWO Rob Brassington, Col Paul Doyle, Steven Dengler, Bob Dengler and 2Lt Camille Dolphin. Third pilot Rob MacDuff is not pictured.
MCpl HJL MacRae, Wing Imaging

“A stupid idea”: father and son circle the globe by helicopter

August 15, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Jeff Gaye All kinds of military aircraft come and go from CFB Cold Lake. But last Wednesday a civilian helicopter, on an impressive mission, stopped in for a visit. The Canada 150 Global Odyssey is the first Canadian project to circumnavigate the globe by helicopter, and probably the first father-and-son team from anywhere to take on the project. Bob Dengler and his son Steven left Ottawa on July 1, and flew to Canada’s arctic, acrossRead More

The old log cabin clubhouse (above), built in 1966, was replaced by today’s combined golf and curling facility in 2004.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Vision, pride and sweat equity built The Jewel of the North

August 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm

Jeff Gaye In 1957 – sixty years ago – a committee of RCAF personnel looked at several acres of swamp, brush, forest and meadow attached to RCAF Station Cold Lake and envisioned a rudimentary, but playable, golf course. Palm Springs Golf Course opened that year with just three holes and sand putting greens. Membership was five dollars per year for military members, $15.00 for civilians. Year by year, bit by bit, the course was improvedRead More