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4 Wing conducting checks on space heaters

4 Wing conducting checks on space heaters

October 20, 2020 at 1:26 pm

4 Wing Fire Service This winter as the weather turns cold, people turn on their space heaters to warm up. While very convenient, a space heater can also be dangerous. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), supplemental heating equipment such as electrical heaters are the leading cause of home fires during the months of December, January, and February. So if you already own a space heater or are thinking of buying one, keepRead More

Wing Commander, Col Dave Moar, and WCWO CWO Lee Darling lead the way for the kick-off of 4 Wing’s first ever CAF Sports Week on Monday, October 19, 2020. Monday was designated as a day for units to participate in a Volksmarch. This was the warm-up event to a week’s worth of activities that centre around an adapted version of a triathlon called “Try-a-Tri”.  Members will spend the remainder of the week swimming laps, taking a spin on the spin bike and/or going for a run on the treadmill. The week will close on Friday with a cool-down event consisting of Yoga.
Photo: Aviator Avery Philpott

Kicking off CAF Sports Week with a Volksmarch

October 20, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Thriving Relationships – small things add up

October 20, 2020 at 1:20 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist Every year, the Healthy Relationships campaign runs in October. This year it takes place over two weeks from Oct 19 to 30. But why do we even focus on relationships, you ask? In general, being in a healthy relationship feels good. Healthy relationships can make us feel happy and mentally strong. When we find ourselves in an unhealthy one, the opposite is true. We can feel stressed out about everyRead More

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Let’s have a safe Halloween

October 20, 2020 at 1:17 pm

The Courier 4 Wing and the City of Cold Lake encourages residents who wish to celebrate Halloween by trick-or-treating or handing out candy, to do so responsibly while adhering to all necessary health protocols. Halloween creates opportunities for the spread of COVID-19 through the exchange of candy and additional social interactions. It is encouraged for all parents and children to be as safe as possible and avoid unnecessary risk this Halloween. The City has chosenRead More

Healthy relationships:  bigger than just two people

Healthy relationships: bigger than just two people

October 20, 2020 at 1:13 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Oliver Edwards Weddings are an almost universal custom. The world over, no matter what culture or corner of the world you are from, there is almost always a ceremony that commits the couple to one another. This commitment is important: science is showing more and more in the study of relationships and intimacy that emotional safety and trust is part of the very fabric of how human beings are made. The longerRead More

CC-130 Hercules aircraft sit on the tarmac at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba, at dawn on October 13, 2020, before taking off to fly over Winnipeg to mark the 60th year of service of the aircraft in the Royal Canadian Air Force. 
Photo: Corporal Darryl Hepner

The Mighty Hercules celebrates 60 years in the RCAF

October 20, 2020 at 1:10 pm

Royal Canadian Air Force Public Affairs When the engineers and designers at Lockheed created the Hercules aircraft in the 1950s, it’s doubtful they had any idea how versatile and iconic the plane would turn out to be for the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1960, 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron received the first operational B-Model Hercules. The squadron flies the updated H-model today. “The Hercules is an absolute work horse,” said LCol Art Jordan, CommandingRead More