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

The Canadian Veterans Motorcycle Club presented Padre Zibby Jonczyk with a donation for the Chaplains Benevolent fund. The money was raised at the Blessing of the Bikes held in the spring at the Cold Lake Energy Centre.
Photo: Submitted

Motorcyclists support Benevolent Fund

October 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm
Meghan Rennie with her SunSoft card creations.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Young entrepreneur connects with Alberta charity

October 3, 2017 at 5:27 pm

Jeff Gaye Meghan Rennie, proprietor of SunSoft Cards, has launched an initiative to support families visiting Ronald McDonald House in northern Alberta. For every five of her handmade greeting cards she sells, she will send a card with a personal message to a family at the Ronald McDonald House facility. Rennie creates handmade cards using a linocut process, where words and images are cut into a linoleum rectangle, which is then used to apply inkRead More