This Week’s Movies/ À l’affiche cette semaine

This Week’s Movies/ À l’affiche cette semaine

October 10, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Jeff Gaye Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 pm: Friday the 13th (2009) – A man and his friends search the dark foreboding woods for his missing sister. They come across a boarded up abandoned summer camp and decide to spend the night, only to be terrorized by Jason Voorhees. Rated R. Friday, October 13 – no movie. Dimanche le 15 octobre à midi: Hôtel Transylvanie (2012) – Comédie animée à propos du comte Dracula qui estRead More

Bob serves up the cake at his 80th birthday party.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Bob MacArthur celebrates his 80th birthday – at work

October 10, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Jeff Gaye From the time we start our working lives, most of us are dreaming of retirement. Bob MacArthur prefers to work. MacArthur, who works at the W TEME refuelling section, just celebrated his 80th birthday. He is certainly the oldest employee at 4 Wing, and perhaps the oldest in the Department of National Defence. He has had several different occupations throughout his working life. He joined the RCAF at age 17, and served forRead More

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