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Peter Bregg, photographer, captures a group shot of CWO Rob Brassington, Col Paul Doyle, Steven Dengler, Bob Dengler and 2Lt Camille Dolphin. Third pilot Rob MacDuff is not pictured.
MCpl HJL MacRae, Wing Imaging

“A stupid idea”: father and son circle the globe by helicopter

August 15, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Jeff Gaye All kinds of military aircraft come and go from CFB Cold Lake. But last Wednesday a civilian helicopter, on an impressive mission, stopped in for a visit. The Canada 150 Global Odyssey is the first Canadian project to circumnavigate the globe by helicopter, and probably the first father-and-son team from anywhere to take on the project. Bob Dengler and his son Steven left Ottawa on July 1, and flew to Canada’s arctic, acrossRead More

The old log cabin clubhouse (above), built in 1966, was replaced by today’s combined golf and curling facility in 2004.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

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