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The old log cabin clubhouse (above), built in 1966, was replaced by today’s combined golf and curling facility in 2004.
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Vision, pride and sweat equity built The Jewel of the North

August 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm

Jeff Gaye In 1957 – sixty years ago – a committee of RCAF personnel looked at several acres of swamp, brush, forest and meadow attached to RCAF Station Cold Lake and envisioned a rudimentary, but playable, golf course. Palm Springs Golf Course opened that year with just three holes and sand putting greens. Membership was five dollars per year for military members, $15.00 for civilians. Year by year, bit by bit, the course was improvedRead More

Are electronics an aid to prayer, or a distraction?

Are electronics an aid to prayer, or a distraction?

August 8, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Marcin Rosinski Prayer on a smartphone? If we invented such a device why would God not want us to use it to pray, to develop our spirituality and to keep in touch? It is easy to download high quality applications that help in prayer and in our spiritual lives. We have become dependent on our electronics. Even young children are glued to their smartphones and other devices. Traditional newspapers have to competeRead More

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DFIT is now used to help Canadian astronauts reach the stars

August 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm

CFMWS In June 2016, when the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) launched the fourth astronaut recruitment campaign in Canada’s history, DFIT was responsible for the design and conduct of the physical aspects of the selection process. DFIT is Personnel Support Programs (PSP’s) Directorate of Fitness and Health. The DFIT team designed the various physical fitness tests, training sessions, realistic-job-preview scenarios and physical assessments that the candidates were subjected to during two selection periods: February 2017 inRead More