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Work-life balance helps us stay safe

August 14, 2018 at 7:02 am

Christie Strazza, Wing General Safety Officer The activities, demands and efforts undertaken by the 4 Wing defence team are amazing, and none of it is possible without the backing of our family members. What is also encouraging is the obvious concern towards safe practices and a safe work environment that is evident in all aspects of the system. We have professionals in all disciplines who are engaged in helping units with concerns. They are thereRead More

Before you post a selfie, ask yourself these five questions

August 14, 2018 at 6:57 am

Until recently, the necessary equipment for the tourist was headgear, a small backpack and a bottle of water. Today, this equipment is not enough. It is also necessary to have a “selfie stick.” This instrument is a revolution in the fields of photography and social relations. You do not have to do gymnastics anymore, or ask others to take a picture of you. And while abroad, you do not have to worry if you doRead More

MWO Marc Fontaine (left) and WCWO Rémi Nault inspect the work of several goats who grazed the overgrown vegetation on the berms of the X-Area on August 8.
AB Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

Kids at work

August 14, 2018 at 6:52 am
This week’s movies

This week’s movies

August 14, 2018 at 6:49 am

Jeff Gaye Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 pm: Passenger 57 (1992) — A convicted terrorist being escorted by the FBI on a flight to Los Angeles is freed by his accomplices. An ex-cop on the same flight has to ty to save the plane and its passengers. Rated PG. Friday, August 17, 7:00 pm: Book Club (2018) — “50 Shades of Grey” is the assigned reading for four friends in a book club, and it changesRead More

The Niemi and Tucker families. From left: Olivia Labar, LCol Seane Doell, CO of 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron, Marlin Labar, Victor Labar, Nicki Niemi, Nick Niemi, Hailey Thackeray, Carol Tucker, Susan Tucker, and Cpl Dan Chapesky, of 1 Air Maintenance Squadron.
Photo: Cpl MacLean, 4 Wing

They’re not forgotten: returning to Cold Lake 30 years after tragedy

August 14, 2018 at 6:45 am

Jeff Gaye Nicki Niemi Cammack and Susan Tucker came to know each other under the worst circumstances. Each lost a brother in separate CF-18 crashes 15 months apart. Capt Wally Niemi of 410 Squadron died when his Hornet crashed on Seibert Lake, about 80 kilometres northwest of Cold Lake, on January 11, 1989. Then on April 22, 1990, Capt Hollis Tucker of 441 Squadron crashed in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of VancouverRead More

WWII Vets brought living history to Cold Lake Air Show

August 14, 2018 at 6:24 am

Jeff Gaye The visit of two World War II pilots to the Cold Lake Air Show last month was a highlight of 401 Squadron’s centennial celebration. RAF Flight Lieutenant (retired) Bill Falconer and RCAF Flight Lieutenant (retired) Jack Hopkins were thoroughly impressed by the show, but found they were star attractions themselves. Falconer flew Hawker Hurricane fighters in the Battle of Britain as a member of No. 1 Squadron, which would eventually become 401 Squadron.Read More