What is the Wing Environment and Hazardous Materials Section?

October 31, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Shona L. Lawson, M.Sc., RPBio., P.Biol., Wing Environment Officer The Department of National Defence has had environment and hazardous materials (Hazmat) programs in place since the early 1990s. The programs were established after the Department of National Defence pleaded guilty to an Environment and Climate Change Canada (formerly Environment Canada) charge at 8 Wing Trenton for a federal Fisheries Act violation of depositing deleterious substances in water frequented by fish. Since the early 1990s DND’sRead More

Closing the circle

Closing the circle

October 31, 2017 at 12:15 pm

From the Editor’s Desk Jeff Gaye On Remembrance Day I will be in Lemberg, Saskatchewan. My great-grandfather Joseph Gaye came to Saskatchewan from England in 1906, and eventually settled in Lemberg. He founded the town band, and his four sons all played in the band. The three youngest boys joined up and fought for Canada in World War I. One of the three, Ernest James Gaye, was killed at Passchendaele on November 10, 1917. HeRead More

Patient Safety Week 2017 – Take with Questions!

October 31, 2017 at 12:10 pm

22 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW) is a national annual campaign that began in 2005 to promote and inspire improvements in the quality of patient care and patient safety. This year CPSW runs from October 30 to November 3, and the theme is “Take with Questions.” “Take with Questions” focuses on the importance of being engaged and involved when seeing your health care provider, including asking questions about your prescribedRead More

Mayor Craig Copeland (left), Acting WCWO Frank Dwyer and 4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle received the official first poppies of the 2017 campaign from Royal Canadian Legion Cold Lake Branch 211 Second Vice-President Pat Henderson and First Vice-President Ron Pidgeon.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Legion officially launches 2017 poppy campaign

October 31, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Jeff Gaye The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2017 poppy campaign launched in Cold Lake last week, with Cold Lake Branch 211’s vice president Ron Pidgeon presenting poppies to 4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle, Acting Wing Chief Warrant Officer Frank Dwyer and Cold Lake Mayor Craig Copeland. The poppy symbolizes remembrance of those who died in Canada’s wars. Contributions to poppy boxes leading up to Remembrance Day go to the Legion’s Poppy Fund, which is earmarkedRead More

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Photo: OS Erica Seymour, Wing Imaging

Wing LE presentations and promotions

October 24, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Wing Logistics and Engineering (W LE) Officer LCol Andrea MacRae and W LE Chief Warrant Officer CWO Leslie Biron made presentations to W LE members last week. Canadian Forces Decoration, first clasp (CD1) Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) Promotion Promotion Promotion

What’s your financial Plan B?

October 24, 2017 at 11:58 am

Diane Kennedy, Financial Planner, Comox Examining your current financial situation – making sure it is stable, that your goals are attainable and that your loved ones are protected – that is your Plan A. And while it will provide great peace of mind, it requires: • Budgeting (for your day to day expenses) • Living within your means (as much as possible) • A savings schedule for future goals (i.e. retirement, children’s education fund, etc.)Read More