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The thirteen Cs of spiritual resilience: Confusion

November 7, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Christopher Willis Another “C” of spiritual resilience is confusion. One would think that confusion hampers our spiritual wellbeing, and it can. But the opposite is also true. When we avoid and hide from the perplexities of life we are ill prepared for when we face them. When we become bewildered by their reality our faith can easily erode and be lost. A faith that doesn’t engage with chaos lacks substance and soundness.Read More

First place: 744 Alder Lane 
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Community Council Recognizes Halloween Spirit in RHUs

November 7, 2017 at 2:23 pm

First place went to MCpl Southcombe and family at 744 Alder Lane; second prize was awarded to Sgt Bryer and family at 449 Willow Crescent; and Cpl Lindley-Scott of 586 Oak Drive won the third prize. Five consolation prizes were also awarded. Sgt Breyer’s family was not available on the day pictures were taken.

Myles (left) and Ryley (right) laying a wreath on behalf of The War Amps. 
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Sharing a Friendship and a Tradition

November 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm

The War Amps of Canada Ryley McMillan, 9, and Myles Newton, 5, spotted each other for the first time through a fence that separated their neighbouring school and daycare. Noticing that they both share something special, they would often give each other a wave. Today, the Stratford, Ontario boys share a strong friendship as well as a Remembrance Day tradition. Ryley was born a left arm amputee and Myles a right leg amputee. They areRead More

FORCE Combat is the new Individual Battle Task Standard.
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FORCE Combat: Who’s it for and what can you expect?

November 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Danielle Allard, Fitness and Sports Instructor The Canadian Army (CA), in conjunction with PSP, has developed a new operational physical fitness Individual Battle Task Standard (IBTS) called FORCE Combat. It replaces the Land Forces Command Fitness Test, also known as the Battle Fitness Test. As of October 1, 2017, the FORCE Combat IBTS is the sole annual CA physical fitness IBTS for land operations. It’s important to know that the FORCE Combat IBTS does notRead More

Short term pain will mean long term gain for 4 Wing’s administrators

November 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Jeff Gaye Chronic staff shortages and a confluence of other events are creating unsustainable pressures on 4 Wing’s Financial Service Administrators (FSAs) and Human Resources Administrators (HRAs), according to Wing Administration Officer LCol Brian Zimmerman. The upcoming restructuring of the Wing will create an opportunity to alleviate the situation, LCol Zimmerman said, but he warns there will be bumps along the road. Wing restructuring follows a directive from LGen Michael Hood, commander of the RCAF,Read More

Diana Abel, National Silver Cross Mother for 2017.
Photo: Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion names National Silver Cross Mother 2017

November 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm

The Royal Canadian Legion The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion President David Flannigan has introduced Mrs. Diana Abel as the National Silver Cross Mother for 2017. Mrs. Abel’s only son, Cpl Michael David Abel, died on May 3, 1993 while serving in Belet Huen, Somalia as part of Operation Deliverance. This operation was part of a United Nations peacekeeping effort during the early part of the Somali Civil War. Born in Ottawa, Mrs. Abel and herRead More