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Drowning prevention in boating 2020

Drowning prevention in boating 2020

July 21, 2020 at 3:36 pm

Robyn Mines-Lentz, Jazmin Russell and Jacinda Sully, PSP (Personnel Support Programs) Lifeguard/Instructors Hello everyone! In the spirit of National Drowning Prevention Week 2020, here are some helpful drowning prevention safety tips and information for your next boating trip from some of your friendly local lifeguards from Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre. Stay safe this summer! Before You Head Out to the Lake • The operator and all passengers should be well prepared. Work together andRead More

BMO to open satellite branch at 4 Wing

July 21, 2020 at 3:27 pm

Cliff Kenyon The Bank of Montreal (BMO) is coming to 4 Wing Cold Lake. A BMO banking machine has been installed at the CANEX building and a satellite advice-centre branch is to be opened in November occupying space to be renovated beside the Beehive Thrift Store. The move is all part of the Canadian Defence Community Banking Program (CDCB) which was recently renewed through a long-term agreement. “We are always looking for ways to giveRead More

A blessing for  posting season

A blessing for posting season

July 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Megan Jones There is no mistaking that we have entered posting season. It might look a little different this year because of COVID-19, but there is no mistaking that it is here. The For Sale signs are on the front lawns, moving trucks are a common sight and folks are starting to say their goodbyes over Zoom mug outs or small, socially distant gatherings. With the posting season comes the stress ofRead More

Canadian Armed Forces releases policy that defines and addresses hateful conduct

July 21, 2020 at 3:21 pm

DND The Canadian Armed Forces has released a new policy framework in the form of a Defence Administrative Order and Directive (DAOD) that addresses harassment, violence and discrimination, including hateful conduct, within the institution. Racism and discrimination exist and they continue to surface in violent and very tragic ways as has been witnessed with the violence experienced by Black and Indigenous persons recently in the news. This has prompted a discussion about where Canada isRead More

NATO force taking flight

July 21, 2020 at 3:16 pm

Sergeant Jordan LaBossiere On June 4, 2020, at 10:26 a.m. local time, the first operational flight of a NATO RQ-4D Phoenix (Global Hawk variant) aircraft lifted off from runway 28 Left at Naval Air Station Sigonella, near Catania, Sicily. This mission was entirely crewed by NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force (NAGSF) personnel, including maintenance, IT, flight crew and intelligence personnel. This marked both the first NATO-crewed mission for the recently acquired Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA),Read More

Big Stuff Round Up

July 21, 2020 at 3:15 pm

Cliff Kenyon This is a big story about big stuff. Yes, it’s that time again, it happens each year. It’s time for the trade and roundup of unwanted big items at the 4 Wing Residential Housing Units. It’s scheduled for July 25 to 28. The purpose is to keep the RHUs looking tidy and it’s 4 Wing crews doing the job. But it has other benefits. As residents put out items they don’t want, youRead More