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A member of 11 MP Flight waves down a motorist while assisting local law enforcement and first responders during the Annual Candy Cane Check Stop on Highway 28 in Cold Lake, Alberta on 29 November, 2018.
AB Justin Spinello

Candy Cane Check stop

December 11, 2018 at 10:28 am

Cpl Philippe Fortin On 29 November 2018, members of 11 Military Police Flight participated in a joined forces operation with Cold Lake RCMP for the annual Candy Cane Check stop on Highway 28. The operation was a success and members of Cold Lake Fire Services and Cold Lake Victim Services were able to provide Candy Canes to the occupants of the vehicles and wished them a happy holidays. In the same course of action, 11Read More

Christopher King

From the Editor’s Desk

December 11, 2018 at 10:24 am

I regret to inform you all that this will be my last column as editor of The Courier newspaper. In fact, it may be my last column as an editor in the foreseeable future because I’ve decided to make a major shift in my career. While you are reading this, I will be in training at my new job as a financial advisor. My career in journalism started in 2008 when I began taking photosRead More

International Day for Persons with Disabilities

December 4, 2018 at 11:45 am

Maj Alain Gagnon December 3 marked the 2018 International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The National Defence theme was “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The Defence Advisory Group for Persons with Disabilities (DAGPWD) falls under the Employment Equity (EE) Program. Our local EE Champion, Lt-Col. Brian Zimmerman, 4 Wing Deputy Wing Commander, encourages all Commanding Officers and Officer Commanding “to look at how we can help remove barriers that preventRead More

Padre Willis

Challenging all or nothing thinking

December 4, 2018 at 11:42 am

Many of us at times struggle with black vs white or all or nothing thinking. What kind of thinking is this? The person who thinks like this is likely to use the terms always, never, forever. They see a single action or a lone lack of action as a totality. For instance when a certain husband might forget to put the toilet seat down, his wife might say to him, “you never leave the toiletRead More

Air Force Day on Parliament Hill

December 4, 2018 at 11:38 am

RCAF Public Affairs November 28, 2018, was the annual Air Force Day on Parliament Hill. Each year since 2007, Parliamentarians have shown their appreciation for the achievements and service of Royal Canadian Air Force personnel through this noteworthy day. To mark the occasion, Minister of National Defence Harjit S. Sajjan and Veterans Affairs Minister and Associate Minister of National Defence Seamus O’Regan issued the following statement: “Today marks the 12th annual Air Force Day onRead More

Climate outlook for December 2018

December 4, 2018 at 11:36 am

Cpl Suren Chandrabose, Briefer/Observer 4 WING COLD LAKE WING OPS WEATHER OFFICE Winter is upon us! With the holiday season just around the corner, we have started to see slippery road conditions with more snow and colder temperatures. November was fairly mild with temperature norms at 7.7°C as an average high, and -19.3° an average low. There was a rainfall amount of 3.4 millimetres throughout the month but overall lower than average snowfall and totalRead More