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Members of 4 Air Reserve Flight tend to their crops in the greenhouse.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

U-Grow program lets you grow your own food, all year round

December 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Tammy Buchanan, Health Promotion Manager The U-Grow program, which was conceived in the fall of 2016, is a hands-on program where members gain knowledge and experience on growing their own vegetables, fruits and herbs. The program allows units to grow their own produce, which is then made available at their unit canteens. Any member may participate, but unit canteen representatives are encouraged to take an active role in the project. The program runs at theRead More

What does a lifeguard know?

December 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Austan Amesmann, Lifeguard/Instructor What paints the picture of a lifeguard in your mind? Is it a high school or college student with an easy job? When people see lifeguards, they often do not see all the work and stress that goes with the job. Some observe the job from the outside without thinking about the skills lifeguards must maintain. Some people think a lifeguard is tested once and is good for two whole years, orRead More

Capt Stefan Porteous has been appointed as the pilot for the 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Team. 
Photo: DND

RCAF announces pilot and theme for 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Team

December 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm

DND/CAF The RCAF has announced the appointment of Captain Stefan Porteous as the pilot for the 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Team. Capt Porteous will wow audiences across North America and in the United Kingdom during the 2018 air show season, flying his specially painted CF-18 Hornet commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Capt Porteous was born and raised in Comox, BC. He was inspired to become a fighter pilot atRead More

This Week’s Movies

This Week’s Movies

December 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Jeff Gaye Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 pm: Office Christmas Party (2016) – A hard-partying executive tries to save his business by throwing an epic Christmas party to impress a big client. Things don’t go as planned. Rated R. Friday, December 15, 7:00 pm: Wayne’s World (1992) – A producer wants to make a network hit out of an amateurish community-TV program. Mike Myers parlayed their regular SNL sketch segment into a movie blockbuster, and reintroducedRead More

Hawks from 419 Squadron arrive in El Centro.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, Wing Imaging

Ex Antler South generates fighter pilots for the RCAF

December 12, 2017 at 3:03 pm

2Lt Camille Dolphin Exercise Antler South, 419 Squadron’s current deployment to El Centro, California, is one step on the long journey to becoming an RCAF fighter pilot. Pilots in the RCAF go through many phases of flight training in the air and on the ground. The training is conducted all across Canada and the United States, ultimately preparing pilots to fly and fight in the CF-18 Hornet. Student pilots start with Primary Flying Training onRead More

The other side of the world

The other side of the world

December 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm

From the Editor’s Desk Jeff Gaye You’ve heard of “digging to China”– the idea that if you dig through the centre of the earth and out the other side, you will surface somewhere in the People’s Republic? It doesn’t quite work if you live in Cold Lake. A website called antipodesmap.com calculates your antipode, the spot where your imaginary tunnel will break through to daylight. I entered my location as Cold Lake, and the siteRead More