Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada unveil new suicide prevention strategy

October 10, 2017 at 5:09 pm

National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces / Veterans Affairs Canada Last week Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, Veterans Affairs Minister and Associate Minister of National Defence Seamus O’Regan, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs Sherry Romanado, and General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, announced a joint suicide prevention strategy that seeks to understand, address and mitigate risks of suicide among military personnel and veterans. The strategy was developed in partnershipRead More

Of crosswords and concerts

Of crosswords and concerts

October 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm

From the Editor’s Desk Jeff Gaye I’m sorry, friends, but I think our weekly crossword puzzles just got a little harder. I do the puzzle most weeks, and I’ve always found it challenging. Some weeks are harder than others. But it appears the syndicate that provides the crosswords to us has found a new writer, one who likes to use rare two-letter words and other obscure material. We’ve heard from readers who would like toRead More

Photo by Corporal Andre Maillet, 4 Wing Imaging

Caring for the land is everyone’s responsibility

October 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Col Paul Doyle, 4 Wing Commander Cold Lake is a unique part of the Canadian landscape, and part of that uniqueness is the physical environment of the Lakeland area. The Wing, Primrose Lake Evaluation Range (PLER) and Cold Lake Air Weapons Range (CLAWR) are located in the boreal plains of Canada which support a variety of wildlife and fish and associated forests, lakes, rivers, creeks and wetland habitats. One of the responsibilities of being aRead More

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
Photo: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall © OSGG-BSGG, 2017

New commander-in-chief takes office

October 10, 2017 at 4:57 pm

The Courier The Right Honourable Julie Payette was installed as the 29th Governor General of Canada on October 2. As Governor General, Payette is also the commander-in-chief of the Canadian Armed Forces. From 1992 to 2013, Payette worked as an astronaut and flew two missions in space. She also served many years as Capsule Communicator at NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, and was Chief Astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency. She is knownRead More

The CFB Cold Lake Brass and Reed Band, circa 1982. Then-Sergeant Bob Hall, left was the bandmaster. Hall retired from the RCAF Band as a CWO, and currently conducts a community band in Winnipeg.
Photo: Base Photo Section

Concert will celebrate 35 years of the 4 Wing Band

October 3, 2017 at 5:33 pm

The Courier The 4 Wing Band celebrates 35 years of music on October 14 with a special concert at the 4 Wing Theatre. CFB Cold Lake had a band before 1982, but it was in November of that year that a message from National Defence Headquarters established the group as an official Regular Force Voluntary Band. Prior to that date, the band played as a recreational club. Official status meant the band was eligible forRead More

The 13 Cs of Spiritual Resilience: Consciousness

The 13 Cs of Spiritual Resilience: Consciousness

October 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre David Stewart Socrates (469-399 BC) is credited with the statement “the unexamined life is not worth living.” Bold words indeed! But what does this mean, and how can we put it into practice? Socrates is famous for his philosophical method, which we have carried on down through the centuries. His quest was to find the truth, and the only way to find this truth was by asking questions, especially of those whoRead More