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Is it time for your mammogram?

December 10, 2019 at 2:37 pm

Screen Test is coming to Cold Lake on Jan 7 – 14, 2020. Here are some common myths and facts about breast cancer screening: Myth #1: Breast cancer isn’t very common. In fact, 1 in 8 Alberta women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Myth #2: Women with small breasts can’t get breast cancer. Women with breasts of all shapes and sizes are at risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate accordingRead More

Those in darkness have seen a great light

Those in darkness have seen a great light

December 10, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman This will be my first winter in Cold Lake, my first winter so far north. So you veterans know, better than I, the darkness that is creeping up on us, robbing from the day to feed the night, heaving us away from the sun’s warmth and leaving it for our neighbours below the equator. The darkness will continue relentlessly its march against our land until about December 21, when theRead More

Capt Megan Jones looks forward to helping various faith groups at 4 Wing Cold Lake.
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

Padre enjoying move to Cold Lake, new challenges

December 10, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Cliff Kenyon Chaplains aren’t born to be chaplains or military padres. It’s a calling and sometimes a calling that can take some time to be heard. Sometimes it can be others you work with who tell you that’s what you should be doing. That’s how it worked for Capt Megan Jones, the newest chaplain joining the team at 4 Wing Cold Lake. “During my time early in the military, people would ask me why IRead More

Crafts are a huge hit with children at MFRCS during Storytime with Santa.
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

PSP celebrates National Child Day

December 10, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Alisha (Nikki) Sinclair, Community Recreation Supervisor On November 16, 2019 bases across Canada and Europe celebrated National Child Day. A variety of events were held around the globe but with one commonality; a wooden heart art project. Each participant painted their own wooden heart, making them unique, where they were shipped to the Canadian War Museum for display on November 27. 4 Wing Cold Lake participated in this special event with sponsorship support from BMORead More

Moderation is the key to a happy holiday

December 10, 2019 at 11:16 am

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist As December begins, the season of holiday parties and functions are in full swing. Although some may view the upcoming holiday season as being synonymous with alcohol, it’s important to realize that alcohol consumption is not necessary for having a good time. If you choose to drink, then do so with moderation to ensure you have a healthier and safer holiday. Drinking during the holidays has been normalized and, althoughRead More

Is it alright to complain to my manager? How do I start the discussion?

December 10, 2019 at 11:07 am

Ken Ashdown, CCMS West/North (Esquimalt/Comox/BC AOR) Civilians and military members of the Defence Team ask if it’s appropriate to complain to their supervisors/managers – and if so, how to do it so it doesn’t trigger an unintended reaction. Generally, if there’s an issue that negatively affects the working environment or how you do your job – whether it’s structural, informational, or about some aspect of your working relationships, then it’s probably appropriate to discuss itRead More