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Breaking through the plateau

Breaking through the plateau

March 27, 2018 at 1:43 pm

Wall of Sound Kyle Wall Anyone who is trying to learn something new will face seemingly insurmountable plateaus where our progress remains stagnant. Breaking through these barriers can be an onerous task. After 24 years of playing guitar, you would think that I should be able to rip like Van Halen or Joe Bonamassa. But here I am, an intermediate player who spent his time learning songs and solos rather than truly investing time intoRead More

This Week’s Movies/ À l’affiche cette semaine

This Week’s Movies/ À l’affiche cette semaine

March 27, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Jeff Gaye Wednesday, March 28, 7:00 pm: Molly’s Game (2017) – The story of a high stakes poker game run by former US national ski team member Molly Bloom. Bloom’s games in Losa Angeles and New York attracted Hollywood celebrities and Wall Street tycoons until she was shut down by law enforcement. Rated 14A. Friday, March 30, 7:00 pm: Live Free or Die Hard (2007) – Bruce Willis returns as John McClane in this DieRead More

A mountaintop makes for a level landing site.
Photo: OS Justin Spinello, Wing Imaging

417 Squadron gains valuable mountain flying experience

March 27, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Jeff Gaye 417 Combat Support Squadron (CSS) spent two weeks training out of Penticton’s airport earlier this month. “It was essentially two weeks of dedicated mountain flying training because the area of operations that we’re responsible for goes into the Rocky Mountains,” said 417 Squadron’s Commanding Officer Maj Alexia Shore. “We have to keep currency in that, unlike other CSS units who don’t operate in the mountainous areas. Every six months we have to flyRead More

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

March 27, 2018 at 1:34 pm

From the Editor’s Desk Jeff Gaye Since the Earth’s orbit around the Sun is a circle (okay, Herr Kepler, an ellipse), we can mark the start of a new year whenever we want. I’m not sure why we choose January 1. It’s not really the beginning of anything – it’s about ten days after the winter solstice, and in Cold Lake it can be smack dab in the middle of the cold season. Many people,Read More

EFTs to temporarily replace ReloCard for posted members

March 27, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Jeff Gaye Military Personnel Command (MILPERSCOM) has introduced a temporary solution for relocating members who have been having problems with the ReloCard issued by BGRS, the contractor responsible for managing posted members’ moves. Members have been advanced funds through the card, but some have found that it is not accepted everywhere they need to use the money. Also, members have been charged fees for using the card. MILPERSCOM has returned to the system of makingRead More

Capt Sarah Oakley, 4 Wing Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group co-chair, speaks to members of 4 Wing at the IDERD event last week.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, Wing Imaging

CAF is making progress against racial discrimination

March 27, 2018 at 1:29 pm

Jeff Gaye It’s not time to brag of a mission accomplished – not by a long shot – but participants at 4 Wing’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) event agreed that DND and the Canadian Armed Forces are on the right track to overcoming racial discrimination. LCol Justin Armstrong, Defence Visible Minorities Advisory Group (DVMAG) champion, said “We’ve made a lot of good progress. As a defence team community we wantRead More