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Veterans cards ready

Veterans cards ready

October 15, 2019 at 11:02 am

DND The Veteran’s Service Card is now available upon request to all eligible former and releasing Canadian Armed Forces members. Veterans who have completed basic training and have been honourably released can now apply for the new Veteran’s Service Card at the following website. The first stage of the Veteran’s Service Card was announced in September 2018. The Department of National Defence, Veterans Affairs Canada, and Library and Archives Canada are working together to ensureRead More

Sgt Brad Jones, who is releasing from the Canadian Armed Forces, shows off a quilt he was presented by Quilts of Valour at 4 Wing Cold Lake.
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

Quilts can be welcome comfort to injured or ill members

October 8, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Sara White The national Quilts of Valour program has a network of quilters across Canada, including Cold Lake, working with fabric and patterns to make each quilt unique. The quilts are presented to injured or ill Canadian Armed Forces members.4 Wing Cold Lake Sergeant Brad Jones, who worked in aircraft maintenance, is one of the latest recipients of the quilts. Jones joined the armed forces 22 years ago and has been granted a medical releaseRead More

World Mental Health Day: Promoting positive mental health

October 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm

Lucy Belanger The World Health Organization (WHO), of which Canada is a part, has designated October 10th as World Mental Health Day. The WHO uses this day as an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health issues and this year’s theme is suicide prevention. Positive mental health is the foundation upon which all health is built, is essential when dealing with all components of health, and can help mitigate the risk of suicide. Positive mentalRead More

You can win as a youth reporter

You can win as a youth reporter

October 8, 2019 at 2:43 pm

CFN The Canadian Forces Newspapers are looking for youth from military families between 13 and 18 who want to report on a story or issue which is important to their life or the community around them. The story must be original and about an issue or a personal experience or insight which has not been widely reported about before and/or reflects the life of the contributor or their friends and/or family. You should state whyRead More

Voting changes for Canadian Armed Forces members

Voting changes for Canadian Armed Forces members

October 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm

RCAF With the coming into force of Bill C-76, known as the Elections Modernization Act, the way Canadian Armed Forces members vote in federal elections has changed, allowing them to vote like any other Canadian elector. The voting methods now available to them include:• advance polls;• regular polls on civilian voting day;• voting at Elections Canada offices anywhere in Canada;• voting by mail from anywhere in Canada or in the world; and• voting at militaryRead More

Cpl Bobbi Springstead and her service dog, Dodger, strike a pose.
Photo: Master Corporal Alana Morin

Pain survivor relies daily on her pal Dodger

September 17, 2019 at 2:48 pm

Captain Leah Pierce 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Ontario, is no stranger to Americans. It is the home of the Canadian Air Defence Sector, which conducts the North American Aerospace Defence (NORAD) Command mission. For more than 65 years, our partners to the south have been part of the bi-national mission at 22 Wing, and currently, about 30 Americans and 70 dependents call North Bay home. Now, we can add one more American toRead More