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Munitions were safely disposed of with a spectacular explosion.
Photo: OS Justin Spinello, 4 Wing Imaging

Exercise Taz Tornado trains members in explosives disposal

September 19, 2017 at 1:21 pm

The Courier Exercise Taz Tornado is a two-week RCAF conventional munitions disposal advanced exercise hosted by 1 AMS. The exercise ensures RCAF Explosive Disposal Flight (EDF) members are qualified and capable of carrying out their duties. Units from across the RCAF and the Canadian Armed Forces participated in this year’s exercise, which began Monday, September 11 with theoretical classroom sessions in preparation for the live phase of training. “We have people attending from the navy,Read More

Three Cold Lake members on silver-medal soccer squad

September 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm

The Courier Capt Victoria Blakie of AETE, Cpl Shelby Lewis of 409 Squadron and Cpl Dayana Porter of 1 AMS are bringing home silver medals from the CAF national women’s soccer championship. The three were selected to represent Prairie Region on all-star squad. Prairie Region lost 1-0 in overtime of the tournament final, bowing to Quebec Region. Cpl Lewis will travel to England later this fall to compete in international women’s soccer under the internationalRead More

Cpl Dingman stands vigil at the Royal Regiment of Canada monument, during the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in Puys, France.  
Photo: Cpl Andrew Kelly, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

AETE corporal takes part in Dieppe anniversary commemoration

September 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Jeff Gaye Cpl Alexandre Dingman, an Avionics Systems Technician with AETE, walked in the footsteps of Canadian history last month. Cpl Dingman was a member of the vigil party for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Second World War raid on Dieppe, France. The Dieppe raid of August 19, 1942 was a disaster. The Canadians came ashore on a rocky beach beneath heavy German fortifications atop high cliffs. The invading Canadians were sitting ducks.Read More

Seamus O’Regan is the new Minister of Veterans’ Affairs

September 19, 2017 at 1:12 pm

VAC Seamus O’Regan, Member of Parliament for St. John’s South–Mount Pearl, has replaced Kent Hehr as Minister of Veterans’ Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. O’Regan is best known for his ten years as co-host of CTV’s Canada AM. He studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University and University College Dublin, and marketing strategies at INSEAD, near Paris. He received his Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, England. In the GovernmentRead More

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September 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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Fresh hot food is back at CANEX mall

September 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Jeff Gaye The Daily Goods, a bakery and lunch spot, has opened in the CANEX mall. Brian Hayes landed the contract to operate the eatery in the former Cinnamon Grove location. The Daily Goods opens at 7:00 am on weekdays, perfect for those who want to grab a breakfast sandwich while picking up a coffee at the CANEX, Hayes says. They will have fresh baking available all day long, and they offer daily lunch specials.Read More