Photo: Avr Caitlin Paterson, Wing Imaging

Scenes from Remembrance Day 2017

November 14, 2017 at 4:23 pm

The Courier It has been 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele, 99 years since the end of the First World War. Canadians have since answered the call to another World War, and have served in combat and in peacekeeping around the world. Many have died. “At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.”

Todd Farrell, left, plays at September’s Battle of Britain ceremony.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

The Last Post presents challenges for buglers

November 14, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Jeff Gaye The focal point of a Remembrance Day ceremony is the two minutes’ silence in honour of those who have died. A bugler sounds The Last Post to signal the beginning of the silence, and The Rouse (“Reveille”) to signal its end. For trumpet players, The Last Post is not especially difficult, at least technically. But its importance, and the conditions under which it is often played, can bring special challenges. WO Bruno GodereRead More

Just add water!

November 14, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Shayla Timinsky, Senior Lifeguard/ Instructor Looking for something fun to do this winter? Swimming and water sports are among the most popular activities that Canadians enjoy year round. There are many great reasons you should get out and try swimming today! Swimming is good for everyone. Whether you are taking lessons to build your confidence around the water, attending Aquafit classes or lane swim to improve cardiovascular health, or just coming in to splash around,Read More

Stay warm, stay safe

Stay warm, stay safe

November 14, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Safety matters Christie Strazza, Wing General Safety Officer, Officier de la sécurité générale de l’Escadre You know, I thought we had it beat this year. I thought we were going to escape without snow and ice! I should have known that was a pipedream. But now that reality has set in and winter is upon us it’s time to prepare for winter and the extreme cold that is headed our way. The excellent website www.getprepared.gc.caRead More

This Week’s Movies

This Week’s Movies

November 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Jeff Gaye Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 pm: Atomic Blonde (2017) – A crack MI6 agent is sent to Berlin as the Cold War is ending. Her mission is to investigate the murder of one of her comrades, and to get her hands on a list of missing double agents. Charlize Theron stars. Rated 14A. Friday, November 17, 7:00 pm: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – Peter Parker returns from his adventures with The Avengers and must tryRead More

Ministers issue statement on Passchendaele centennial

November 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

DND The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement honouring the bravery shown by Canadian soldiers in the mud of Ypres, Belgium, a century ago. “During the Battle of Passchendaele and throughout the First World War, the Canadian Corps made extraordinary sacrifices to ensure the survival of democracy and freedom, both in Canada and acrossRead More